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Do you have any questions about apprenticeships? Ask Lloyd’s Banking Group expert Kathryn Marshall for advice - £200 Amazon voucher to be won.
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EllieSmumsnet · 22/08/2022 16:07

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This Q&A is now closed for questions. See Kathryn's answers here.

Deciding on your next career step can be stressful! Are you or a family member debating going to university or doing an apprenticeship? Are you or someone you know thinking about returning to the workforce or fancy a change in career? Kathryn Marshall, Senior manager of apprenticeships at Lloyds Banking Group is here to help make your decision easier by answering all of your questions.

  • Anyone that shares a question below by the 5th of September will be eligible for the prize draw.
  • One lucky Mumsnet user will win a £200 Amazon voucher.
  • Kathryn will be back online in a couple of weeks to answer a selection of your questions.

About Kathryn Marshall:
Kathryn Marshall leads on apprenticeship delivery for Lloyds Banking Group.
There are typically 1500 apprentices on programme at any time across 30 different occupations ranging from financial services to cyber security. In addition, Kathryn is co-vice chair for the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and chairs the financial services apprenticeship trailblazer. The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is a group of employers and apprentices who are passionate about promoting the benefits of apprenticeships.


Here's what Lloyds has to say:
'We are passionate about apprenticeships at Lloyds Banking Group because we can see the real difference they make to individuals in developing key skills and the confidence to have a successful career. More and more young people are weighing up the financial impact of going to university against the potential to earn a salary straight away and continue their learning and development in a way that may suit them better. Those who join on an apprenticeship get the opportunity to earn whilst they learn, to gain valuable experience and skills and to build up an important network to help them with their careers.

It is really important that all young people understand the options that are available to them and consider what is right for them which is why we are really keen to help increase understanding of apprenticeships.'


Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!
MNHQ




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Do you have any questions about apprenticeships? Ask Lloyd’s Banking Group expert Kathryn Marshall for advice - £200 Amazon voucher to be won.
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BristolMum96 · 23/08/2022 07:07

Do I need A levels to be accepted for a Lloyds apprenticeship?

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ToastandJamandTea · 23/08/2022 07:17

Hi, are the qualifications/ skills gained fully transferable to other companies or even industries?

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AGC21 · 23/08/2022 13:49

Hi, How do applicants get chosen? Is it based on previous qualifications?

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Keroppi · 23/08/2022 14:00

Hi, I'd love some more information on apprenticeships for areas that particularly struggle with representation, for example, women and poc in STEM/trades?

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Mrcpy · 23/08/2022 19:40

How are the apprenticeship programmes quality-controlled?

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user1471473105 · 23/08/2022 22:06

Do you have an interview? Would the interview be with a panel or one person?

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kateandme · 24/08/2022 11:27

There is a stigma to going to apprenticeship rather than university.heaven forbid if it’s a first choice rather than circumstance of joy getting into uni. How do we change that and why do you think that is?do you think it’s warranted thinking?

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OffYouTrotBoris · 24/08/2022 11:50

How long does the interview/selection process take?

My daughter has applied for a few Accountancy Apprenticeships. She's passed several stages, done online video interviews, questionnaires, assessments etc. But they all said she will hear back in 6-8 weeks.
So she's stuck in limbo at the moment, and trying to find temp work to gain experience but has little or no communication from the companies themselves.

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dontneedthesunshine · 24/08/2022 13:23

Apprenticeship seems like such a vague term, will there always be an opportunity to gain recognized qualifications or can they just involve learning on the job?

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sharond101 · 24/08/2022 19:50

What are your options at the end of the apprenticeship?

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Purplespup16 · 24/08/2022 20:12

My son is 19, and has Autism with a mild learning disability and social and communication issues. He did a level 3 Btec in technology but isn’t quite ready to enter the work force full time an apprenticeship would be a great hybrid of academia and work.

Do you have any tips on how he can get potential employers/apprenticeship programs to see with a small amount of support and patience he would work hard, be eager to learn and a great asset to their company?

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MumC2141 · 25/08/2022 18:02

Are there any targets in place for provision of apprenticeships to young people with special needs such as autism, as they are so often underemployed and yet can have so much to offer especially when appropriate adjustments are put in place?

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AudTheDeepMinded · 25/08/2022 20:56

When you say 'young people' what is the cut off age? and why would you not consider making an apprenticeship available for more mature people who might want to return to work (SAHM for example) or retrain?

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onedayiwillbehappy · 25/08/2022 21:15

my son just achieved ddd* in his Btec business and have been trying to find an apprenticeship for months . He has hearing loss. He has had quite a few interviews and got through to the 3rd round but still get rejected . What advice would you give him to help him get accepted .

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onedayiwillbehappy · 25/08/2022 21:16

3 d* I meant !

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jellybeanpopper · 25/08/2022 22:51

Some jobs needs some teaching e.g. accounting, medicine, pharmacy. How can these be achieved safely via apprenticeship?

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StickChildNumberTwo · 26/08/2022 14:18

Do apprenticeships usually lead to jobs with the company training the apprentice?

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LouisCatorze · 26/08/2022 16:06

Can you do an apprenticeship after doing a degree?

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Asuwere · 26/08/2022 17:21

What is the upper age for an apprenticeship? How are places decided, is it based on qualifications, experience or just good at interviews?

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0nTheBrightside · 27/08/2022 14:26

How much can apprentices expect to be paid?

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Freedom2023 · 27/08/2022 14:29

Can someone who already has a degree apply for an apprenticeship?

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Lindy2 · 27/08/2022 15:35

My child has SEN and struggles with exam situations. She is unlikely to pass many GCSEs.

Are there apprenticeships for those without academic qualifications?

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GenialHarryGr0ut · 27/08/2022 18:56

What is the drop out rate for those who start apprenticeships - also, if someone decides it isn't for them is there a financial penalty?

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Shazgo · 28/08/2022 00:35

Is it better to apply for an apprenticeship or go to Uni and get all the qualifications then try for a job? My child has fantastic grades and the career advisor says to take the uni route but I'm not so sure.

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OhamIreally · 28/08/2022 09:36

How long is the apprenticeship and is there a mechanism at the end which leads to permanent employment?

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