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Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme


Location: UK: Various, including Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Halifax, Leeds, Manchester, Stockport 

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent Roles

Start Date: Late May / Early June 2022

Apply by: Various deadlines (see each individual role)

Lloyds Banking Group is reopening its award winning Returners Programme and has a number of opportunities in a variety of divisions. 

Returning to work after time away can be challenging. That’s why Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has its Returners Programme which is designed to support you through every step of re-entry into work. These roles are permanent contracts and provide the returners with 16 weeks of support when transitioning back in to the workplace. Since the launch of its Returners programme in 2014, LBG has hired over 120 talented candidates into technical and leadership roles across the Group. And now they’re looking forward to hearing from you as they continue to grow this highly successful programme!  

Why Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s largest financial services group, with over 25 million customers and a history stretching back more than 300 years. It’s focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is LBG’s role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate.

A key part of how LBG seeks to live and breathe its values is to strive to build a fully inclusive environment for all its colleagues, customers and communities, one that is truly representative of modern-day Britain.

Given the pandemic and their unique position at the heart of the UK economy, LBG’s priority for the next phase of its strategy is to focus on Helping Britain Recover.

Read more about Lloyds Banking Group here.

What does this programme offer?

LBG has open returner opportunities in Retail Bank, Risk, Finance and Group Transformation. New roles are added throughout the year.

You will be bought in on a permanent contract and supported with a 16-week programme to help you transition back into the workplace. You will benefit from a buddy from LBG’s 2021 returners programme and will be part of a 2022 cohort of returners.

Coming back into the world of work after a career break can be really daunting – and LBG therefore know how important flexibility is. They’re very aware that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, so will happily have the discussion about different working patterns with you.

Who are they looking for?

Experienced professionals who are looking to return to work from a career break of at least 18 months. LBG would like to you be curious and keen to learn new skills and have a shared passion of helping Britain recover.

Banking or professional services experience is great, but they also really value transferable skills from other areas you may have worked in before. For example, strong communication skills are always key as you’ll be interacting with people across the business.

Why should you apply?

From being part of a Returners cohort with others in the same position, being provided a mentor and making sure working patterns are feasible for you – LBG wants to ensure this is a positive and valuable experience.

Next steps

For more information about the programme, previous returner stories and how you can apply – click here  for the Lloyds Banking Group Returners hub.

Each application date is stated in the individual job advert.

For any queries please contact