1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Managing a team, planning and organising, delivering change, communication and performance management, coaching, validation and training.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Opportunity to receive additional support by observation and feedback which was encouraging and supportive. Given the opportunity to network and reach out for support using assessor as sounding support.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Really enjoyed the programme setting goals and meeting milestones, the mid programme event was motivational and changed the way I thought about myself.
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
Extremely valued based on observation and feedback from assessor and line manager and also given the opportunity to receive feedback via witness testimony from various colleagues and management. Excellent for the group to provide this opportunity and investment in time.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme allowed for flexibility although milestones created to work to an expectation of time frame I was able to work at my own pace and understood what was required overall which meant I could work on when I had free time.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Excellent support, my assessor made sure I understood what was expected of me for each visit, reviewed my work, provided material which was very clear and offered support at all times.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer offered recognition and praise for sucesses during apprentice, support was good with time allocation and by providing opportunities to develop on skills I was working on although work load was not adjusted despite having less time in comparison to others
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Sufficient and good benefits available through pension, flex and holidays. Salary is enough to pay for commitments outwith work with a small amount left over.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Lots of opportunities outside of work to get involved in charity and coaching and development which supports and enhances the key skills learnt during apprentice, I make my own opportunites outside of work to practice what I learn.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend as they are invested in development of their staff, suppporting colleagues in areas they are not great with and excelling in areas they enjoy. The investment of time in the shape of mentor relationships and development events is also a key factor as well as the volume of opportunites to learn or progress are great and are transparent in availability.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
Do your research and be ready to commit to the role you are applying for, you get out of it what you put in and the apprenticeship can be the perfect way to get your foot on the ladder and get your name out there to build up your network of stakeholders.
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