When looking at Lloyds job vacancies you immediately get the impression that this successful banking organisation consider their staff to be a big part of their achievements and future growth.
What Do They Do?
Lloyds TSB provide a vast range of financial and banking services via their network of local and high street branches, along with telephone banking and online internet banking. Whether it is personal or business, bank accounts, savings and investments, home, travel, pet or life insurance, mortgages, credit cards, or overseas currency, Lloyds TSB aim to provide it all.
The Lloyds TSB Staff Ethos
Lloyds TSB put a strong emphasis on the team work of their staff, they feel it is important to reward and look after their staff in order to attract the best candidates and keep them. They do this by offering competitive employment packages and continuous training and development opportunities throughout your employment with them.
Lloyds TSB job vacancies are broken down into several business areas in order to meet the needs of their customers. Despite being a leading figure in the financial services sector, not all of their jobs involve expertise in this area as there is still the IT, HR and operations side of the business to take care of. These key working areas are as follows:
Telephone Banking – where you will work in one of their many contact and service centres across the UK.
Community Banking – working within one of the many Lloyds TSB nationwide banking
Insurance and Investment – covering the customers needs for pensions, a range of insurance products available from the organisation and fund management services.
Wholesale & International Banking – this area serves over 5 million commercial customers from start-ups and small enterprises to larger, global organisations. It also deals with personal overseas banking, motor and leisure finance.
Group IT & Operations – perhaps thought of as the cogs that keep the business functioning, this area deals with IT division, ensuring the smooth running of the organisations state of the art IT systems, procurement, operations, outsourcing and change management services.
Finance and Executive Functions – responsible for providing expertise in areas such as finance and HR.
Lloyds TSB also cater specifically to the needs of school leavers and graduates, offering tailored training programmes in key business areas in order to get you right on track with your career path.
Lloyds TSB offer their employees a range of benefits from a package they call Flavours. These benefits include:
Pay made up of your basic salary plus any bonuses or incentives applicable to your role.
Contributable pension scheme.
Share schemes allowing employees to invest and become a shareholder in Lloyds TSB
Discounted private medical and dental healthcare and childcare.
Pension extras such as life assurance, critical illness cover and personal accident insurance.
Flexible working options such as part-time hours, job sharing, variable daily hours and a ‘compressed working week’ option.
The learning and development of staff is very important to Lloyds TSB, not only do their staff feel the benefits but also their customers. The organisation has a unique training solution which they call their Corporate University. This is an online ‘school’ offering tutors and courses to all employees 24 hours a day. Tutoring covers subjects such as customer service, strategic planning and people management, as well as all the latest news and information in the world of financial services.
Founded in Birmingham in 1765, Lloyds Bank started life as the private bank of Taylors & Lloyds. Since changes in legislation and the conversion to joint-stock status in 1865, Lloyds bank has accomplished many take-overs.
The well known black horse logo of Lloyds was adopted in the 1880’s with the acquisition of the Lombard Street, London bank of Barnetts, Hoares, Hanbury & Lloyd but even before Barnetts, Hoares & Co. inherited the symbol, it was used by a Lombard Street goldsmith back in the late 1600’s.
After venturing successfully into the London banking scene, Lloyds turned their attentions to Europe and the first half of the 20th century saw Lloyds enter continental Europe, South America and India.
Following the joining of Chelthenham & Gloucester Building Society to Lloyds in 1995, they also merged with the TSB Group plc which saw their name change to Lloyds TSB as it is today. Five years later in 2000 Lloyds TSB took over Scottish Widows. Following the acquisition of HBOS plc in 2009, Lloyds TSB became a part of the Lloyds Banking Group which also includes the Halifax and the Bank of Scotland.