1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I currently hold a role as a data analyst with an insights team the looks after MI for commercial clients banking. My day to day role involves using Tableau to get relevant data insights as needed by the various teams in my department and also using agile methodologies to enhance our work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes I have learnt quite a number of new skills including use of Tableau. How to extract data and show it in a meaningful way so it can be used to make data driven management decisions. I have developed on stakeholder skills and management responsibility has been very useful in my role.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy it quite a bit as it helps to track the work that I am doing and focus and the skills that is required to gain the qualification and be a rounded individual in my particular field. Although the course provider could be more efficient and helpful to achieve goals.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I'll say my programme on paper is very organised but I little less when it comes to the practicalities of taking action. I don't the portal being used user friendly or intuitive. It feels very ancient and not build for the modern day innovative tech world we are in now.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my employer at the moment. Through my line manager and team in general, the skill that I am looking to evidence where available, I am exposed to and everyone is ready to lend a hand as needed. Having this opportunity in the first instance is great of them.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Although I've only recently started. I would have expect a bit more on the part of the training provider as a coach as I currently at the moment feel all the effort is on me to figure the systems and evidence procedure out. Meetings so far have been virtual where face to face would have been ideal.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I feel in the end overall, The qualification should help performance in my role. I hope to have the necessary skills to enable competence and confidence in the role that I do and hopefully being able to be in a position where I can pass on these skills and influence team performance positively.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Yes absolutely. Lloyds is great as an employer that focuses on the overall person as customers and it's colleagues. Mental health is a big focus at the moment both in the society at large and likewise in Lloyds banking group. There are quite a lot of activities around that and much more.
9a. Would you recommend Lloyds Banking Group to a friend?
Lloyds is great as an employer that focuses on the overall person as customers and it's colleagues. Mental health is a big focus at the moment both in the society at large and likewise in Lloyds banking group. There are quite a lot of activities around that and much more. They really do invest in their people.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Lloyds Banking Group?
I would advice others applying to be there self as that is what we are looking for here. Research the company and make sure it is suitable for you and then go from there. Lloyds is truly a people focused company and it would help if you are too so that it's a good fir for both parties.
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