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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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allybird1 · 05/09/2022 20:08

Is there any age restrictions to an apprenticeship? For example is it only school leavers or can you retrain when you're an older person?

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munchbunch12 · 05/09/2022 20:11

Are some A Level subjects rated more highly than others, eg maths cf. business studies?

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mindtheGAAP · 05/09/2022 20:16

After completion of the apprenticeship, assuming you passed and gained the relevant qualifications, will there be a guaranteed position available within Lloyds?

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Enigma222 · 05/09/2022 20:27

I have a degree, I use to work in a financial sector but took 10 years out of work to raise a young family. I am now considering going back to work. Would an apprenticeship be the way forward to rebuild my skills and get back on track?

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LaVieEstBelle159 · 05/09/2022 20:35

What support is provided to young people with ASD, SEN, severe anxiety to enable them to just get to interview stage? My DS would be terrified of a typical interview scenario.

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Mezema78 · 05/09/2022 21:22

As a parent, I’d like to know more about apprenticeships. Going to university has so many cons than pros, especially with regards to cost. My son will finish school and I’ll like him to be able to get a good job and be content and happy, which is what every parent wishes. He’s not bothered about being rich.

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MsMcGonagall · 05/09/2022 21:27

At Lloyd's is it just one type of apprentice programme or do you have different apprentice programmes for different areas of the business?

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Flanjango · 05/09/2022 22:15

Can a teen with no qualifications and extra needs get an apprenticeship? Very bright and capable but didn't cope with school. Are there any accessible to those?

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ClaraSais · 05/09/2022 22:19

Hi. I have a degree in graphic design but would like to go into web coding. Am I too old and overqualified to do an apprenticeship in this area? Thanks

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1969angep · 05/09/2022 23:05

As the mum of a child with Autism, I just wondered what apprenticeship opportunities are there (if any) for those who may need a bit of extra time and support?

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Olinguito · 05/09/2022 23:20

How long is a typical apprenticeship, and what percentage of apprentices are retained as permanent employees afterwards?

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Ceesta · 05/09/2022 23:57

Are older candidates welcome to apply or are apprenticeships at Lloyd’s aimed solely at school or college leavers?

Are there any conditions of funding preventing somebody with level 6 or 7 qualifications from gaining a place on an apprenticeship program?

Is there any financial support available for apprentices with young children? For example, at university there is the potential for up to 85% of childcare costs to be paid, is there any equivalent funding available to support apprentices?

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librarypictures · 06/09/2022 06:38

What happens if you really don’t get on with the employer (say toxic culture) linked to your apprenticeship but enjoy the study - are there any options to move to a different employer?

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DoNutSweatTheSmallStuff · 06/09/2022 06:42

What is the minimum & maximum ages for someone wishing to do an apprenticeship? Thanks

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ButterMyMuffin · 06/09/2022 08:53

Firstly I'd like to say how brilliant the apprenticeships sound. How do you promote them are there open days/information evenings, similar to unis? Or do you work directly with schools?
How are apprentices supported throught the process? Are they allocated a mentor? Do they have on going targets to meet? What opportunities are there post apprenticeship?

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kzedii · 06/09/2022 08:56

As part of an apprenticeship can employees earn a degree? Is it better to do apprenticeship after school or college? What other skilled do employers look for apart from qualifications that would make a student stand out?

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Doingprettywellthanks · 06/09/2022 08:57

What are the stats re apprenticeships and earnings later down the line compared with degree holders and also those that did neither?@EllieSmumsnet when will they expert respond? And when will the draw take place please

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Igmum · 06/09/2022 09:01

Do you need GCSEs to get an apprenticeship? Is there any central system advertising all UK apprenticeships?

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Yvonne822 · 06/09/2022 09:54

Do you have any stats/success stories to share around people that have completed apprenticeships?

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EllieSmumsnet · 06/09/2022 10:42

Doingprettywellthanks · 06/09/2022 08:57

What are the stats re apprenticeships and earnings later down the line compared with degree holders and also those that did neither?@EllieSmumsnet when will they expert respond? And when will the draw take place please

Thanks for all your questions! The prize draw will be taking place today. Everyone who asked a question by 05/09 will be entered into it.
Kathryn will be online next week to answer some of your questions.

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Doingprettywellthanks · 06/09/2022 11:21

EllieSmumsnet · 06/09/2022 10:42

Thanks for all your questions! The prize draw will be taking place today. Everyone who asked a question by 05/09 will be entered into it.
Kathryn will be online next week to answer some of your questions.

I wish you made this clear in the op

I only posted today so won’t be entered 😞

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Doingprettywellthanks · 06/09/2022 11:22

So sorry… you did!

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purpleclaire · 06/09/2022 11:36

Is an apprenticeship an option for someone who has done a degree and is looking to change career, even though they are not a "young person"?

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EllieSmumsnet · 06/09/2022 12:59

Congratulations @solarbirdscalm You are the winner of the prize draw!

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KathrynMarshallLloyds · 12/09/2022 16:22

I am looking forward to answering your questions on apprenticeships and helping to bring to life some of the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship as a way to start a career or change career pathway.

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