We are a financial services group focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is our role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.
Our purpose is Helping Britain Prosper. We do this by creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for people and businesses, shaping finance as a force for good.
The scale of our business—which includes iconic brands such as Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Scottish Widows—means we can offer colleagues a wide range of opportunities to grow, learn and develop.
Our people also benefit from being part of a supportive environment, one which is inclusive and driven by our values. We pride ourselves on having an open culture where diversity is celebrated. We’ve still more to do to ensure our organisation reflects the people and communities we serve, but our commitment to diversity and inclusion has already been recognised in numerous ways:
Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of hybrid-working tools and technology. Flexible working options depend on the role you’re in and overall it’s about finding a balance between the needs of our customers and business, our teams, and the individuals within them.
So, discover more about Lloyds Banking Group, how we work, and our career opportunities here.
Our five support networks are open to any colleague to join.
Each network has a different focus and is run by volunteers who feel as passionately about inclusion as we do. Benefits of membership include career development, mentoring and accessing role models – enabling and inspiring everyone to unlock their full potential.
Breakthrough and Family Matters are 2 of our 5 networks and offer the following support:
Breakthrough supports female talent at all levels of the Group. As the UK’s biggest women’s network, Breakthrough works to lead our industry by increasing gender diversity among senior management.
Family Matters supports colleagues at all stages of their family journey, whether it’s pre-pregnancy, pre-parenting, adoption and fostering, mothers and fathers, caring for a loved one or any other home life situation.
Together we make it possible.
We take pride in being a leader in flexibility and offer a wide array of flexible working options for different circumstances. How you work and the options available will depend on the role you’re in, but we aim to offer the flexibility needed by everyone.
For many of our office-based roles, we work in hybrid ways, which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites. Dependent on your role, other flexible options may be available, such as part-time or compressed hours, complete home-working or job share.
“I was fortunate enough to become a father for the 2nd and 3rd time after the arrival of twins – Orla and Rory – in December 2018.
The current paternity leave allowance is amazing and I really noticed the difference compared to the 2 weeks I was entitled to when Ewan (our eldest) was born in 2016.
When Orla and Rory were born it meant that we had three children under 3 – a challenge at the best of times – however, 6 weeks away allowed me to spend 100% of my time focused on my family and getting used to multi-tasking!
I am incredibly grateful for the time off I received as it allowed me to bond with Orla and Rory but also spend time with Ewan helping him adjust to his new brother and sister. Additionally, the flexibility that the Group has provided in 2020/21 to all working parents has really assisted me and my family. Juggling home schooling, schools runs and parenting during various lockdowns/restrictions has been a real challenge, however, the ability to work around my family (rather than set times/days) has allowed me to fulfil both my responsibilities at work and at home.
Finally, what’s great is that the Group offers a number of other flex benefits – personally I really value the peace of mind that the BUPA family cover brings. Fortunately I had never had to use it but it is great to know it is there.”