Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institution, formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009. As at February 2010, HM Treasury held a 41% shareholding through UK Financial Investments Limited (see 'Government stake' below). The Group headquarters is located at 25 Gresham Street in London, with its registered office on The Mound, Edinburgh. Lloyds Banking Group's activities are organised into four business divisions: Retail Banking (including Mortgages), Wholesale, Life, Pensions & Insurance, and Wealth & International. Lloyds' extensive operations span the globe including the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The Group has announced it will sell all Lloyds TSB branches in Scotland, some in England & Wales, the TSB brand, the Cheltenham & Gloucester branches and Intelligent Finance as a consequence of the UK Government taking a 43.4% share in the Group in January 2009.

The Lloyds Banking Group graduate scheme

Students interested in the finance industry will be particularly attracted by the large number of vacancies available however graduate jobs are not just confined to banking. There are specialist graduate schemes for marketing, sales, operations, technology and even a generic business leadership programme. In other words if you're looking for graduate jobs, Lloyds Banking Group will probably have something for you.

With programmes in General Management, Corporate Banking and Wholesale Markets, Treasury and Trading, Finance, HR and Business Technology, the Graduate Leadership Programme will nurture your senior management potential. It will enable you to excel and progress. You'll be encouraged to identify opportunities to enhance your experience. And, as we continue to develop as a business, you'll have the chance to make a real impact on the way we work in the future.

What you need:
We're looking for future leaders. So, to apply to our Graduate Leadership Programme or ten-week Internship, you should be proactive, with plenty of initiative and ambition. A confident networker, you should have the ability to adapt to change, to influence others and to put your ideas into action. You'll also need a minimum 2:1 degree.

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