1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I'm a project assistant, my daily duties range from tracking project deliverables, creating powerpoint presentations for meetings, report on the progress of our projects to my stakeholders. Chair meetings. I have a lot of interaction with various people involved in my project from business analysts, programme managers, project managers to business mangers, IT and 3rd party sources.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Improved on my abilities to lead meetings, creating powerpoints. learnt how to use many new systems tailored for projects like Microsoft office project learnt a lot more in regards to what happens in a project and programme life cycle. Will soon be completing my APMP course for project management
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working on projects a lot, although some of the tasks can be similar the layout of the day is forever changing and it keeps you on your toes which I like. The team I work with are great and supportive as well and we have all built up a strong working relationship which helps us with the task at hand.
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
I haven't always felt that valued at Lloyds Banking Group if I'm completely honest especially with my last few years I've felt pretty dispensable and that made me concerned over my job security. As of recent I am now starting to feel a bit more valued but I still have room for improvement in this area.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme was fairly well structured with really flexible tutors which helped with the busy workloads I sometimes had however when I moved to a different team the tutor I was originally in contact with became difficult to get a hold of and I struggled to complete the course a bit towards the end of the term.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Again like I said I did struggle once I moved to a different team and that training provider allocated was pretty hard to get a hold of and eventually I was assigned a different person but overall it wasn't the easiest.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive plenty of support from my employer, they're great drivers for this programme and push me to get involved with it as much as possible.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Its ok at the moment but however with the rise in train fares I'm starting to struggle with what I currently earn affording my travel as well as supporting my normal life.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yeah they're loads of internal and external events each month that I can get involved in and they're usually a great experience.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Overall you get a lot from Lloyds Banking Group, its a forever changing business striving to offer the best customer experiences whilst also making it a good unique place to work.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
Really think of an area of work that interests you, Lloyds has a vast amount of areas/jobs to get involved with but it all depends on your drive to aspire.
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