1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Job Title - Marketing Assistant My role is specific to business to business marketing, I help my internal commercial colleague with any material they may need to acquire a new client or discuss a new product with an existing client. I work on various materials such as local adverts, case studies, event banner etc. I am responsibilities for the creation and delivery of these projects.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
At the end of the programmes I will have a Level 4 in Marketing Communications ( advertising). I've improved my communications skills and time management skills, as I've had to handle multiple projects on a daily basis with various stakeholders. Also, I've developed my know about the business and how large corporation work.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
What I've really enjoy about the programme is the team I work with and culture within the company. These two things has made coming in everyday worthwhile. Also, the chance to explore other opportunities not just in Marketing but within the whole organisation has been amazing.
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
At the beginning of the apprentice I think because there was lack of understand and awareness with in company and department it seem not everyone was aware of my role. But as the programme has gone on I've become more valued and recognised both externally and internally.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Because I was apart of the pilot programme for the apprenticeship within Marketing for LBG. The first year's organisation and structure was not that great because the apprenticeship training and on the job training weren't working well. However that has improve with constant feedback.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support from the training provider has not been up to standard and this has been feedback, this is due to them not understanding LBG as a company rather than the content and/or support.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Employer has been pretty supportive.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well as I get treated and paid like another employer.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Definitely , the organisation encourages people to do various things outside work with colleagues and within the company.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The opportunity and support the company has give me through out this apprentice has been amazing, that is why I would recommend the LBG.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
Two of my biggest piece of advice for anyone applying foe LBG, would be that before any interview do your research on the business. Understand how they operate, what their values and why they do what they do. This would let them know you're serious about the job. My second piece of advice be yourself, because not every company is for you and this is one of the opportunities to understand whether or not you will fit them vice versa .
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