Lloyds Banking Group’s UK wide apprenticeship programme to create further 30 new apprenticeships in Wales

30-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Bringing the total Welsh Apprenticeship numbers to 120, Lloyds Banking Group is to create a further 30 new apprenticeships in Wales as part of its UK wide apprenticeship programme.

Working with JobcentrePlus, who will host a Road Show for Lloyds Banking Group on 23rd August, the Group plans to fill the roles in its telephone banking operations in Cardiff Gate and Tredgar Park in Newport, and would encourage anyone interested to attend the Road Show which is to be held at 2 – 6 Charles Street, Newport, NP20 1JR at 9.30am and again at 11am, or visit http://www.lloydsbankinggroupapprentices.com/.

Andrew Moseley of JobcentrePlus in South Wales said:

“JobcentrePlus is delighted to be working in partnership with Lloyds in supporting its apprenticeship programme, which has proven to be highly successful in supporting young people.”

1,000 Apprenticeships

Lloyds Banking Group’s UK wide Apprenticeship Programme has already created over 400 apprenticeships since it was launched last October. The Group recently announced its intention to expand this to 1,000 apprenticeships this year. These positions are part of this growth.

Win Win – view from an apprentice

Apprentice, Rachel Duncan, who works in Telephone Banking in Newport said:

“I am gaining the experience I need to be able to do more for our customers as well as gaining a qualification. I’m also earning a salary whilst I learn. It’s a win win for everyone to my mind.”

Kate Guthrie, HR Director, Capability & Engagement for Lloyds Banking Group said:

“We are incredibly excited to be in a position to further invest in the Apprenticeship Programme in Wales. Building people’s skills and aspirations can make a real impact in tackling youth employment by providing many young people with their vital first real career opportunity. As one of the biggest employers in the UK our goal is to create a new generation of skilled worker to help Britain prosper.”

About Apprenticeships
The Government is actively encouraging financial and professional firms to set up apprenticeship schemes aimed primarily at 16 – 24 year olds.

Apprenticeships should prove attractive to people who haven’t had the benefit of a higher level education including school leavers who want to follow a profession and gain qualifications but do not want to go to university.

Lloyds Banking Group Apprenticeship

  • New apprentices join straight into permanent roles
  • New apprentices receive full pay and benefits equivalent to other new joiners
  • Apprentices become part of a supported community – created especially to guide them through their apprenticeship which includes an on-line hub hosting a forum and news channel

Notes to Editors:

  • To register interest and apply to join the programme as vacancies arise please visit http://www.lloydsbankinggroupapprentices.com/
  • A selection of Apprentice shots and further Apprentice quotes are available from Heather Scott

For further information please contact Heather Scott on 01875 341181 or
mobile 07770 643840
E-mail: heatherscott@halifax.co.uk


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