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Lloyds Banking Group becomes a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

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Lloyds Banking Group has recently joined hands with the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, marking a significant milestone from the Alliance’s standpoint. This collaboration underscores a shared goal of advancing social mobility, equality, diversity, inclusion, and equity within the realm of apprenticeships. Lloyds Banking Group’s decision to align with the Alliance serves as a tangible testament to its resolute dedication to reshaping the financial sector into a positive force that drives sustainable and inclusive progress.

“Within the framework of this partnership, Lloyds Banking Group, alongside other esteemed patrons, will lead the charge in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.”

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Through their apprenticeship programs, they seek to break down barriers and facilitate social mobility, fostering a more diverse workforce enriched with exceptional talent.

Lloyds Banking Group’s prominence in the financial services sector, serving a colossal customer base of 26 million and establishing a presence in almost every community, is synonymous with their overarching vision of “Helping Britain Prosper.” Rooted in this vision is a commitment to fostering inclusivity, safeguarding the environment, and nurturing the growth of both businesses and communities. The Group’s decade-long track record of offering over 10,000 apprenticeship opportunities to colleagues further underscores their commitment. Noteworthy is their seamless integration of sustainability and inclusivity into policies, processes, and training, exemplified by their comprehensive Apprenticeship Programmes.

“We’re proud to be a patron of the Multicutural Apprenticeship Alliance making a positive difference in marginalized communities and supporting individuals in their journey towards meaningful employment. This partnership further strengthens our commitment to investing in an organisation where our Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic colleagues feel included, valued, and able to realise their full potential. In 2018, we were the first FTSE 100 company to set public goals for representation and since then have continued focus on delivering our Race Action Plan”

Kathryn Marshall, Senior Apprenticeship Manager at Lloyds Banking Group