Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking Group plc, a major British financial institution are supporting the young people of Coventry & Warwickshire and employing Apprenticeships in conjunction with CWT Chamber Training.
Senior Manager for Commercial Banking, Gary Saxon has been with Lloyds TSB Commercial for over 22 years and looks after over 2000 businesses in Coventry and Nuneaton. Gary said “I had basic information about Apprenticeships but after speaking to Gail Wood from CWT I knew the return on the investment was going to be so beneficial to the company. The Apprentices support the managers giving them valuable time to complete other tasks, bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to banking”.
Lloyds TSB Commercial currently employ two Apprentice’s and are looking to continue to support the scheme in the future.
William Huckvale studied ICT and Business at Coundon Court School with a future goal to work in banking and had originally intended to go to university. After hearing about the apprenticeship vacancy from his parents who bank at the branch William knew this was a rare opportunity not to be missed. William had completed his work experience with Lloyds TSB and was delighted to be given the apprenticeship position in Coventry.
William said been given a great opportunity; I work with a fantastic team, it’s hard work but so rewarding. I get experience, training, a qualification and get paid. As I see it I win on all counts! I have a varied job; from customer service, account activations to supporting local businesses and supporting the community including charity work. Banking is definitely not boring! Gary is my inspiration and has shown me what I can achieve. I hope to progress in the company and follow in his footsteps. I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship route.” William is currently on the Apprenticeship programme and working towards the Certificate in Business and Administration at level 2. He hopes to progress onto the level 3 in the near future.