1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Network Vulnerability Analyst Use network vulnerability scanning tools to identify open vulnerabilities across the externally facing estate.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
The majority of my skills were learnt on the job. Previous experience in an IT role was none existent.
Gained qualifications; CISMP, ITIL, Computer Forensics
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The work is challenging and I enjoy working with the other members of my team. I've not had the chance to work in the role I applied for and at this point highly doubt I will which is a huge disappointment. Overall the apprenticeship has been enjoyable but the lack of opportunity to work within the team I originally applied for is disappointing
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
Line managers have been very good throughout my experience at Lloyds. The first manager for my team (T&VM) was good but since the quality has massively declined to the point whereby apprentices became completely insignificant. Upon finishing the apprentice scheme, the wage rise promised at the end took 2.5 years to finally come to fruition due to a lack of care from team leader
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Pretty disorganised until I pressured for a development plan. Since then my career has progressed along nicely and I have been given plenty of opportunities to test and develop my skills.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
No issues with the training provider. This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions was extremely helpful and even organised for me to finish the apprenticeship programme earlier than intended.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Support from manager was not massively needed
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Initially it just about covered my costs, since the wage increase I now have a lot more flexibility with my wage.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, regular external training opportunities, conferences and charity events are available to all colleagues
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It's a great place to start a career and looks excellent on a cv but I believe for IT security roles it pays below the market rate for experienced staff
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
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