1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Credit Analyst - reviewing corporate credit proposals and writing an analyst report highlighting key strengths and weaknesses. Also monitoring risk to ensure controls are in place.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
The Apprenticeship was in a different subject when in a different role - Retail Business Banking - whilst in this role it assisted with customer service skills and also made me consider what the banks USP was.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Programme has finished but at the time it was very enjoyable and enabled me to gain a qualification in banking which was something that i didn't have previously
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
Extremely valued. Lloyds is very good at developing staff to the highest standards and there are qualifications which can be undertaken after the Apprenticeship which build on the skills already learned.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was very well structured. All workbooks were provided at the beginning and the expectations were made clear by the Learn Direct tutor. This enabled me to work through these at my own pace but i was also kept on track by monthly visits/reviews.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support received was fantastic and Jan was always on hand should i have a query. Emails were responded to promptly and the provider took a proactive approach to arranging reviews.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Again support was very good with allocated time provided each month so that the qualification could be completed in working hours. I also moved roles during this process and the business was more than happy to let me complete my qualification whilst in another role.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I was being paid the same as others in the role and also gaining a qualification so i feel that the salary reflected the role and costs well. There were no additional costs that i had to pay to undertake the Apprenticeship
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are several opportunities to get involved with Corporate Resposibility including mentoring schemes, charity work and attending schools to eductate students on the world of finance.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Lloyds is a great employer who values their staff. They have a great rewards package and many different schemes to get involved in outside of the day job.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
Just be yourself. Lloyds values a culture of diversity and welcomes people from different backgrounds. It is good to show that you are different.
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