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Case Study: Lloyds Banking Group

Apprentice Name: Lewis Connell

Apprenticeship Title: Advanced IT Apprentice / Software Developer.

Employer: Lloyds Banking Group

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?

I took up the opportunity to go for an apprenticeship, when i realised that maybe university life wasn’t suited for me, while i was at sixth-form. Apprenticeships offered an opportunity for me to learn and develop my personal skills while working on a career path at the same time, this sounded much more beneficial than going to uni as i was getting 2 things for the price of 1.

Describe your experience

My experience in LBG - stockbroking it has being unreal, people can’t believe the progress I’ve made, Since I

joined I was paired up with a mentor/budy, someone to aspire to be. While working on my own apprenticeship, I can say I have reached that asire goal and role within just over 3 years working here, I have been given and continue to be given the support I need to complete my job, and that's a big cultural trait at LBG.

How has your Apprenticeship helped you progress in your career?

My apprenticeship within LBG has progressed my career tremendously. With a hard work ethic and being determined to achieve my goals, I am now an independent software developer within the stockbroking team within 3 years. I have completed my apprenticeship and successfully earned two promotion since. I am now working in a scrum agile team and working towards being a scrum master.

What do you feel are the advantages of doing an apprenticeship over other training or education?

  • More confident

  • More In –control of your own destiny.

  • Earning while you learn.

  • Learning from experienced colleagues.

  • Allows different styles of learning to excel (i.e not all exam based)

  • Start on Lower wages than graduates, however the experience, you gain makes all the difference when applying for roles.

  • You have a foot through the door, in an industry

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