Banking expert gives advice to students on gaining their first role.
A Regional Director of one of the UK’s leading banks gave tips and advice to students at the University of Chester about to start out in their careers.
Caroline Cuthbertson, the Regional Director for Global Transaction Banking for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, delivered a presentation to final year Accounting students at the University’s Queen’s Park Campus on the graduate recruitment process at the Lloyds Banking Group.
The talk involved giving an overview of the structure, strategy and objectives of the Lloyds Banking Group and then discussing the ‘assessment centre’ and interview process that the organisation uses when recruiting graduates.
Helen Clayfield Programme Leader of the BSc Accounting and Finance Programme at the University, said: “Caroline gave a really interesting presentation on a graduate development journey in retail banking and gave a valuable insight into a potential career with the Lloyds Banking Group. She discussed the assessment and interview process at Lloyds, with many tips along the way for students to consider when applying for graduate jobs.
“She also discussed the attributes that employers are looking for when recruiting graduates. All so important for students as they enter the world of work and seek full-time employment.”
Caroline said: “Lloyds Bank is extremely proud to be associated with University of Chester and to play a part in supporting employees of the future. We want students, and therefore future employees, to believe and be confident about their personal motivations and values, which will support our aspirations as an organisation to attract employees with diversity of thinking and creativity to help build and support banking for the future.”