The 10-week placement hopes to welcome students into a career in agriculture banking.
Lloyds Bank is offering penultimate year agriculture students and post-graduates the chance to enrol in a 10-week paid summer placement with the agricultural banking team.
The internships have been launched by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester.
The 2017 internship scheme could open opportunities for a two-year graduate programme that would start the following September, offering ‘endless opportunities’ into other banking sectors such as digital, risk management, consumer finance, marketing and HR.
Head of Lloyds Bank agriculture Andrew Naylor said the bank looks to recruit people with a strong technical or economic knowledge of farming to meet the needs of its broad client base throughout the industry and its supply chain.
“We remain committed to supporting the agriculture sector, and while we continue to put talented people coming into our team from other sectors through an intensive agricultural training course, we also want to recruit direct from the industry.
“The attributes we are looking for are mainly strong people skills and numerical reasoning.
“If a student successfully completes the agricultural internship, they will be guaranteed a place on the graduate course.”
- Andrew Naylor, head of Lloyds Bank Agriculture
Candidates should be self-motivated and set high standards, and be on track to obtain a 2:2 degree or better.
Rita Walsh, head of the Business and Entrepreneurship Centre at the RAU, says she is delighted that Lloyds Bank has created this opportunity for students to gain work experience within the agriculture team.
The agricultural placement scheme is being offered as part of Lloyds Banking Group’s wider Mid Markets and SME business banking internship programme.
“This will allow students to gain valuable skills and to put their knowledge of agri-business into practice,” said Ms Walsh.
“We anticipate that some of them will decide that a career in agricultural banking is something they wish to pursue and hopefully become part of Andrew’s team in the future.”
For more information, visit www.lloydsbankinggrouptalent.com/internships