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Lloyds Banking Group Meet the Sponsor Profile

Published 18th October 2019

Why do you feel so strongly about promoting and celebrating apprenticeships?

There are just so many benefits that apprenticeships bring to both colleagues and employers - supporting motivation and engagement, a career as opposed to just a job and giving people the platform to achieve their potential.  Recognising the achievements of apprentices is absolutely critical to raising the profile of apprenticeships and showcasing how apprenticeships support learning and development.

Why do you feel proud to sponsor Rising Star category?

We are particularly proud to be sponsoring the Rising Star Award for the second year running.  The Rising Star is an employer nominated award and seeks to identify apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date and have the potential to go even further. Hearing about the journeys of the apprentices and the passion, enthusiasm and drive that impacts not only their workplace but in their local communities too is genuinely inspiring and we are delighted to be able to recognise this.

What role do apprentices play within your own organisation?

At Lloyds Banking Group our purpose is to help Britain prosper and investing in education and employability is central to this which is why apprenticeships are at the heart of our strategy.  We believe apprenticeships are for everyone and which is why we have over 2,000 apprentices and offer 34 programmes.  Apprenticeships help us to recruit fresh and diverse talent into the business and support existing colleagues to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be the best bank of the future.

What message would you give to all this years’ finalists ahead of the national ceremony on 27th November?

A massive congratulations to all finalists who have beaten off stern competition to win their regional awards. We are delighted to be able to recognise and celebrate the inspirational stories and achievements of all finalists and wish the very best of luck for the national event.

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