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Software Engineer Apprentice - Edinburgh

Lloyds Banking Group
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Job Details

Please note, this site is only for external candidate applications. If you currently work for Lloyds Banking Group please apply via the internal career site.

Please note:In order to complete an apprenticeship there needs to be a significant learning need.You need to consider your previous qualifications or significant relevant work experience which may mean you cannot proceed with this application.

End Date
Sunday 28 April 2024

Salary Range
£33,982 - £46,515

We support flexible working - click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
Here at Lloyds Banking Group, we are passionate about delivering a high-quality apprenticeship experience to support everyone to realise their full potential.

It’s a chance to learn skills, gain qualifications and earn a salary, all while playing an important role in making finance a force for good.

Job Description

As a software engineer apprentice, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of key software development concepts and acquire relevant programming language skills to become a professional software developer. Delivered by Firebrand, the level 4 Software Engineer apprenticeship will help you become a competent software developer, working across the front-end, logic and data layers. You will develop a deeper understanding of key software development processes and practices allowing operation at all stages of the software development lifecycle, including design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. You will learn advanced programming skills, including object-oriented concepts, use of automated testing tools and secure development principles and practices in order to develop high-quality and secure software.

Your apprenticeship will take around 18 months to complete and will cover key areas such as:
  • software development lifecycles
  • effective team working
  • problem solving
  • logic and data structures
  • sorting and searching algorithms
  • critical sections and race conditions
  • relational and non-relational databases
  • software designs and testing frameworks and methodologies

Our recruitment process has 3 steps - our online application, online assessments and an assessment day. You will be given full details of the process throughout your recruitment journey.

Key dates for your diary:

Assessment day: May/June 2024

Start: September 2024

Starting Salary: £33,982


We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.


Our main requirement is that you to have a passion for the role you’re applying for! Aside from this we have a few formal requirements:

  • National 5 qualifications in English and Maths at grades 1 - 3 or equivalent.

  • You should live a commutable distance from the location in this advert. Our work style is hybrid and you should expect to be in the office at least 2 days per week.

Additional Requirements:
  • You’ll be aged at least 18 years old when the apprenticeship starts.
  • Whilst we welcome candidates who have a degree, this cannot be in a field related to the apprenticeship due to a crossover in learning. We’ll request a copy of your degree module transcript to review your prior learning if your degree may contain prior learning.

FOR INFORMATION: Due to Home Office requirements regarding Skilled Workers, we’re unable to accept applications for visa sponsorship for our apprenticeship roles as the proposed salary for the role does not meet the minimum threshold - if this situation applies to you, please consider looking for other vacancies which may be more suitable.


Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 24 days holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Our roles generate a lot of interest and occasionally we need close for applications earlier than originally advertised. So, if you think working with us could be right for you, please apply now and see where an apprenticeship with us can take you!

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please email [email protected] and a member of our team will be happy to help and will reply within 3 working days (Monday - Friday). We understand you will be keen to have your question answered asap, but please be aware that other LBG recruitment mailboxes cannot answer questions related to apprenticeship recruitment.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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