1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Having now rolled off of the apprenticeship scheme my day to day role is now a project manager. I do a lot of budget management and co-ordination activities, using skills that I know for sure I would not have picked up at university.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
In the workplace I feel like I am constantly developing new skills. They do not need to be hard skills such as coding a computer, but soft skills such as how to deal with certain situations are equally important.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love it. it has taught me thinks that can't be taught in a classroom and given me unbelievable experience. TO begin with it was a bit rocky as I was the first person the team had recruited in 20 years but now I really feel part of the team.
4. How valued do you feel by Lloyds Banking Group?
Extremely - we have month reward and recognition meetings where both email and financial reward nominations are reviewed and granted across the team. We also have lots of 'in the moment' feedback which really helps to lift team morale.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well - my trainer/assessor came once a month to see me and we always agreed at the end of each session what the plan would be for the next session. This allowed us both to prepare and sign off the questions.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider gave us a log on to an online portal that both us and the assessors use. It allows us to communicate however frequently we want with each other and also shows our progress to date on a simple to use dashboard.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My manager at the time was great in helping me with my apprenticeship. I had 10 different areas of questions that I had to answer to complete my apprenticeship scheme and my manager got 10 different team members to help me with each section.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It is great for my age group and the progression opportunities really make it worthwhile staying with Lloyds. I am able to live comfortably and am able to have my own property at 20 years old!
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, but usually they fall within the working week. This is really good because it allows you to continue to develop yourself whilst having a day out of the office and making a change.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
There are perks everywhere! - not only is it a great place to work because of their commitment to you, it comes with a great salary package, pension, flexible rewards scheme, shares and much much more.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group? *
As an apprentice a company isn't looking for someone who already knows everything. Be confident in yourself and feel like you are able to make a mistake. The whole point of an apprenticeship is a company taking you into their world and moulding you to how they do things.
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