This newest apprenticeship drive will seek to recruit young talent with a strong academic record, with or without work experience. These apprentices will also have to demonstrate a clear interest in IT or related subjects. The Group hopes that A-Level candidates see this as a viable alternative to University.
IT Skills not readily available from the market
Brian Roddick, Head of Colleague IT Services – Service Delivery, for Lloyds Banking Group said: “We have a raft of very specialist roles that require significant legacy insight. These are not skills that can be readily purchased from the market, nor are they readily available from those that join us directly from University. By implementing an IT apprenticeship pathway in this way, we believe it will encourage A-Level students to join us – this allows them to learn whilst they earn. The upside for us is that we are able to create a rolling programme that provides us with the IT expertise we need, not simply for the here and now, but for many decades to come.”