Graduate FAQs

Eligibility

I’m not sure which graduate scheme my degree is suitable for.  

I’m not sure which graduate scheme my degree is suitable for.  

We accept individuals who are on track to achieve or have achieved a 2:2 or above from any University. We also accept PhD and Master's Students. All you need to do is decide which scheme appeals most to your passions and interests. As far as selection criteria, we assess your strengths, drive and motivation for the specific scheme you have applied to.

What are the minimum eligibility requirements to apply?  

What are the minimum eligibility requirements to apply?  

For the Graduate programme you must be on track to achieve or have achieved a 2:2, from any university. We have no requirement for UCAS points for our graduate schemes.

How do I prove that I am on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 degree?  

How do I prove that I am on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 degree?  

We will verify this through asking for your previous transcripts to demonstrate you have to date achieved at least a 2.2 or above and are on track to achieve this on completion of your degree.

What if I don't meet the scheme's minimum eligibility requirements?  

 

What if I don't meet the scheme's minimum eligibility requirements?  

You must meet all of the entry requirements in order to qualify for the scheme. It’s important that we have a consistent recruitment approach to ensure the process is as fair and effective as possible. We also offer a range of direct hire career opportunities throughout Lloyds Banking Group.

Due to extenuating circumstances, I don’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?  

Due to extenuating circumstances, I don’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?  

We assess each case individually, so please get in touch by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk.

Typically, we would expect extenuating circumstances to be validated by an official letter from your university or a medical practitioner, confirming your circumstances.

Can I apply for more than one scheme?  

Can I apply for more than one scheme?  

We’ll only accept one application per recruitment campaign year. However, if the scheme you applied for is full, and your skills and interests match schemes within the same job family, we’ll get in touch to talk about these other opportunities.

Will I be considered for an alternate scheme if the one I originally applied for has been filled?  

Will I be considered for an alternate scheme if the one I originally applied for has been filled?  

We will consider you for similar schemes where we are still recruiting and if this is the case will be in touch to discuss.

I’m an international student. Am I eligible to apply?  

I’m an international student. Am I eligible to apply?  

At Lloyds Banking Group we value and actively seek a diverse workforce. If you wish to make an application and are successful for our Graduate or Undergraduate Schemes, it is essential that you have the right to work in the UK at the date of commencement. We will ask you questions about your current status through the application process and check right to work documents before you join. At that time, we will have full Government guidance on the new immigration system.

The UK immigration system for Skilled Workers and International Graduates is changing with effect from 1 January 2021; these new rules will be relevant to Graduates and Undergraduates joining the 2021 Schemes. All applicants are assessed on their skills and abilities. We will discuss right to work and, if necessary, sponsorship by Lloyds Banking Group under the new Skilled Worker route with those applicants that are successful in reaching the final stages of the process. At that time, we will have the full details of the new immigration system available to us. Sponsorship is subject to all the appropriate criteria specified by UK Visas & Immigration, being satisfied. Lloyds Banking Group is unable to offer a guarantee that an application for a Skilled Worker visa to the UK Visas & Immigration will be successful.

EU nationals that are resident in the UK before the end of 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for settled or pre-settled status which will give right to work on the Graduate and Undergraduate Schemes. Applicants that are not resident before the end of 2020, or do not meet the criteria for the EU Settlement Scheme, will need to consider right to work options.

I have an international qualification; how will my eligibility be assessed?  

I have an international qualification; how will my eligibility be assessed?  

You’ll need to provide the full details of your qualification with your application, which we’ll then verify using NARIC, a tool that assesses the conversion of international qualifications to their UK recognised equivalent. If your international qualification does not meet the minimum UK recognised equivalent required to apply for the scheme, we will be unable to proceed with your application.

We assess your strengths, drive and motivation.

Application Process

When is the deadline to submit?  

When is the deadline to submit?  

While we have planned closing dates, we may close a scheme early if we receive a sufficient number of high-quality applications, so we recommend you make your application promptly. You must submit your Online Assessments within 14 days of making your application.

For the best experience, you should access the assessments using a common operating system and browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Opera or Firefox). We would also recommend, that you access the system using a computer/laptop with a strong Wi-Fi connection.

I currently work for Lloyds banking group, can I apply for the graduate scheme?  

I currently work for Lloyds banking group, can I apply for the graduate scheme?  

Internal candidates who have achieved or are on track to achieve a 2:2 degree or above, will be assessed in the same way as all external candidates. When applying for one of the Graduate Scheme, please ensure you use an external email address in your application.

Can I just submit a CV instead?  

Can I just submit a CV instead?  

No, you must complete the online application form and assessments.

Why do you ask diversity related questions as part of the application form?  

Why do you ask diversity related questions as part of the application form?  

As part of the application form we will ask you to complete some questions that we use to measure the diversity of our applications to ensure we are providing equal opportunities. It’s not compulsory to answer these but all information is recorded anonymously, and the data collected helps us ensure we offer a fair and transparent application process.

Do I need to provide a transcript of my degree?  

Do I need to provide a transcript of my degree?  

We will also need to see your original certificate or official university transcript once you have successfully completed your degree.

If your transcripts are in a foreign language they will need to be translated officially into English.

I have requested a new password but haven't received anything yet, and can't sign into my candidate portal  

I have requested a new password but haven't received anything yet, and can't sign into my candidate portal  

Please check your email Junk / Spam folder, because you should receive new passwords within 24 hours.

If you still haven’t received your password, email lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk.

Do you have a guaranteed interview scheme?  

Do you have a guaranteed interview scheme?  

Positive Action Interview Scheme (PAIS)

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce, which reflects our customer base and allows us to benefit from the widest pool of talent. If you have a disability or long-term health condition, you are eligible to apply via our Positive Action Interview Scheme (PAIS).

The Positive Action Interview Scheme allows eligible candidates who meet the minimum application criteria, to progress through the assessment stages if they meet or exceed 90% of the standard progression benchmark for the scheme applied for.

If you are considering making an application under the Positive Action Interview Scheme, and have any questions, please contact the team at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk or by calling 0345 330 4576. As part of our Positive Action Interview Scheme, should you tick the box to declare you are eligible, we may require you to validate this in due course.

What do we mean by disability?

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

What happens after I have submitted my application?  

What happens after I have submitted my application?  

After your application, you’ll start our assessment process, which you can find all you need to know about here.

Assessment Process

How do you assess my skills, and whether I'm right for the scheme?  

How do you assess my skills, and whether I'm right for the scheme?  

We use a strengths-based assessment process to find the best people, with the right values, talent and drive, to join our business.

Can I retake the online tests if I fail first time?  

Can I retake the online tests if I fail first time?  

Unfortunately, to be fair and consistent to all candidates and what we are assessing you against you will not be able to sit the tests again.

I’ve said that I require reasonable adjustments in my application; how will these be made for me throughout the process?  

I’ve said that I require reasonable adjustments in my application; how will these be made for me throughout the process?  

As part of our focus if you wish to discuss any additional requirements you may need through the assessment process before starting or through the application please contact a member of the team by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk or calling 0345 330 4576.

If you’ve already included the details of the adjustments you need, we’ll be in touch to talk about how we can help accommodate these. Otherwise, if you need to talk with someone about them, or if you didn’t include them on your application, please contact us by emailing lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk or calling 0345 330 4576.

Discover new ways of working within our unique teams.

I missed the deadline for the testing and/or video interview. Can I have an extension?  

I missed the deadline for the testing and/or video interview. Can I have an extension?  

We deal with these requests on a case-by-case basis. Please email us with the full details of your situation, at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk.

Can I complete the assessments whilst I am abroad?  

Can I complete the assessments whilst I am abroad?  

Yes. All the assessments prior to the Assessment Day can be completed online at a time and place that suits you – whether that’s early in the morning or late into the night. We recommend you pick somewhere quiet though, and it’s a good idea to turn off your mobile phone, too.

Can I have feedback on my tests or interview?  

Can I have feedback on my tests or interview?  

While we can’t provide individual results, you will receive an Insights report after completing the Online Assessment which will help you understand more about your strengths and areas of development. This is not an indication of whether you have been successful to the next stage.

What does the assessment day involve?  

What does the assessment day involve?  

In light of the current pandemic, all 2022 Assessment Days will be virtual/currently reviewing, as the safety of our candidates and our colleagues is paramount.

Everyone has their own unique combination of strengths and areas for development, so we want to see the ‘real you.’ We’re not expecting perfect performances, so the best way to prepare is by thinking about your natural strengths – the things you enjoy doing and are good at.

Find more information about the assessment day, visit our How to Apply page here.

When do the assessment days take place?  

When do the assessment days take place?  

We will advise you of the scheduled dates for your scheme nearer the time so that you can keep the date free.

Scheme details

Where are the graduate schemes based?  

Where are the graduate schemes based?  

As one of the largest financial services groups in the UK, we have offices and branches across the UK. We want you to gain valuable insights into the diversity of our business, and we understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to where and how you work and train. That’s why we have flexible and hybrid working options depending on your role. Our roles are based throughout the UK, in our LBG hubs. You will need to be flexible, because the location and balance of remote and office-based work will be determined by the team to which you're assigned.

You can find more details about specific locations on each scheme page. For our curious, motivated graduates, it’s an opportunity to discover new ways of working, within our unique teams.

We’re an equal opportunities employer, so we’re committed to making reasonable adjustments to the specifics of our schemes. If you need to discuss certain conditions, please contact us at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk, and if you’d like us to contact you by phone, include your telephone number. We’ll then be in touch. If you have extenuating circumstances which require you to have a fixed location we can consider these on a case by case basis – you should still apply, but please state NO to the location commitment question in the application form and we will get in touch to understand your circumstances in due course.

What happens at the end of the graduate scheme?  

What happens at the end of the graduate scheme?  

Our schemes are designed to embrace your passions and develop your skills and interests so you can enjoy a successful career with Lloyds Banking Group.

Throughout the scheme, you’ll receive the development and support you need to build a strong foundation and be encouraged to consider which area you feel your strengths and potential can be fully realised. Then, during your final placement we’ll support you to secure a role that will allow you to put all that learning to good use.

Other Questions

My question is not answered in the FAQs?  

My question is not answered in the FAQs?  

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please email us your full question at lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk.

How do I get in touch?  

How do I get in touch?  

If you’d like to get in touch, please email lloydsbankinggrouptalent@peoplescout.co.uk.

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