FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below we have some information that may help you, if it’s not here, drop us a line.

Do I meet the eligibility criteria?

Full details of eligibility criteria can be found on www.lloyds-scholars.com/eligibility 

When is the deadline to submit my application?

The application process will close at 5pm on Friday 27th May. However, you are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible. Places on the Lloyds Scholars programme are limited and places at the Assessment Centres will be filled on a first come first served basis. Therefore, applications may be closed earlier if the places become filled. 

 

I currently work for Lloyds Banking Group, what is the process to apply?

You will need to submit an application through the external website, along with all other applicants. 

What will make my application stand out?

We are looking for individuals with potential and the ability to motivate and drive people. Make sure you talk about any positions of responsibility you've had and any volunteering that you have completed.  

You will stand out to us if you are able to demonstrate a real passion for the programme therefore please make sure you are able to show us why you are interested in joining the Lloyds Scholars programme. 

Can I send you a CV instead rather than completing an application form?

We will require you to fully complete the online application form before you can be considered for the selection process. You will be able to upload a CV as part of this process. 

I’m an overseas student, am I eligible?

The Lloyds Scholars programme is open to UK residents and EU residents who are living in the UK and who have access to funding via the Student Loan Company or SAAS in Scotland. International students are not eligible to become Lloyds Scholars.

What can I use as proof of household income?

Proof of income is required from the Student Loan Company or SAAS in Scotland. If you are attending an Assessment Centre and you have written confirmation from the Student Loan Company or SAAS please bring this with you. Lloyds Scholars will confirm your household income via your university before any offer to join the Lloyds Scholars programme is made. For students who are residents of the Isle of Man, we will require confirmation of your household income via the Department of Education and Children.

 If I don’t get into my first choice University am I still eligible?

No, any offer of a place on the Lloyds Scholars programme relates only to your first choice University.

I have requested a new password but haven’t received anything yet? I can’t log into my candidate portal.

Your new password should be received within 24 hours, please remember to check your Junk / Spam mailbox. If you do not receive your password please e-mail the Lloyds Scholars team Lloydsscholars@tmpw.co.uk 

 

I missed the deadline for the Online Numerical Reasoning Test as the emails were filtered into spam/junk folder, can I have an extension?

Requests are dealt with on a case by case basis.  Please email the Lloyds Scholars team at Lloydsscholars@tmpw.co.uk  

 What happens next once I have made an application?

If you meet the eligibility criteria for the programme you’ll be invited to undertake an Online Numerical Reasoning Test. If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to attend a Telephone Interview where we can get to know more about you and the reasons you applied for the programme. After this stage, if you pass you’ll be invited to attend a one day Assessment Centre where we will assess your suitability for the programme and give you the opportunity to understand more about the programme. 

Can I extend my Online Numerical Reasoning Test deadline as I am away/out of the country/unavailable?

Requests are dealt with on a case by case basis. Please email the Lloyds Scholars team at Lloydsscholars@tmpw.co.uk 

Please note that places on the Lloyds Scholars programme are limited and places at Telephone Interviews and at Assessment Centres will be filled on a first come first served basis. Once they are filled the application process will be closed so you are advised to complete the tests as soon as possible.

Am I able to complete a Telephone Interview whilst I am abroad?

We are able to conduct your Telephone Interview if you are abroad. However, if you are on a mobile phone, please note that depending on your mobile contract you may incur significant additional charges.

What should I do if I can’t find a suitable Assessment Centre or Telephone Interview slot? 

You should keep checking the link on your invitation email as new slots are added all the time.  If you need to travel to an Assessment Centre, travel costs will be reimbursed and where appropriate, overnight accommodation will be provided.

Please note that places on the Lloyds Scholars programme are limited and places at Telephone Interviews and at Assessment Centres will be filled on a first come first served basis. Once they are filled the application process will be closed so you are advised to complete the tests as soon as possible.

What should I do if I have booked on to a Telephone Interview or Assessment Centre and I can no longer make it? 

Please notify us as soon as you can by sending an email to the Lloyds Scholars team Lloydsscholars@tmpw.co.uk  and where possible we will try and offer you an alternate date. 

Please note that places on the Lloyds Scholars programme are limited and places at Telephone Interviews and at Assessment Centres will be filled on a first come first served basis.  Once they are filled the application process will be closed so you are advised to try to complete the assessment stages as soon as possible.

When will the Assessment Centre take place?

The Assessment Centres will take place between the beginning of July and the end of August, although please note that places on the Lloyds Scholars programme are limited and places at Assessment Centres will be filled on a first come first served basis.  Once they are filled the application process will be closed so you are advised to apply and complete the various assessment stages as soon as possible.

How is my volunteer work agreed?

You will have support from the university volunteering team who can help you find the right volunteering opportunity for you.  If you already have a clear idea of where you want to volunteer just discuss it with the university volunteering team before you start to ensure it is an acceptable volunteering project.  You are advised to speak to the university volunteering team as soon as you get to your university as it is better to begin your volunteering in good time.

Who decides the type of volunteer work I do?

You will decide with the help of the university volunteering team.  They will have final approval of any volunteering projects to ensure they are suitable.  We do not for example accept volunteering abroad.

Can I do my volunteering at a location of my choice?

To complete your 100 hours you will usually need to volunteer in term time, so projects local to your university are often best.  If there is something that is closer to your home and you have a plan which will allow you to complete your 100 hours, discuss this with the university volunteering team who will approve if appropriate.

How much time to I get to complete my volunteering?

100 hours volunteering should begin at the start of each academic year and must be completed by the end of the following August unless alternatives are agreed by your university volunteering team.

What should I do if my question is not answered in the FAQ’s?

If you cannot find an answer to your question here please email the Lloyds Scholars team Lloydsscholars@tmpw.co.uk or get in touch