Lloyds Bank hires new talent from marginalised communities

Lloyds Banking group is working with ServiceNow’s ‘NextGen Professionals Program’ to find new talent in the industry.

NextGen aims to address talent shortages currently faced by companies and help participants secure long-term employment from communities that are typically excluded from the workforce.

The organisation has a partnership with the Refugee Council, an organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers to provide support and advice and help refugees navigate the barriers of entering the UK labour market. It also collaborates with the Skills Bootcamp, which runs in partnership with The Department for Education and New College of Humanities.

Several participants that have joined the scheme via Refugee Council and Skills Bootcamp have complete ServiceNow’s digital skills training and accepted roles at Lloyds.

“At Lloyds Banking Group, we have been championing our employees while seeking to address the digital skills gap in the UK,” said Gareth Dickey, senior engineering manager, Lloyds Banking Group. “Working with ServiceNow, we can achieve both. We are taking on a range of talented candidates, and offering assistance to help their growth and development, now and in the years to come.”

NextGen has been designed to focus on assisting candidates that have been traditionally marginalised by the technology industry. With this in mind, candidates are certified with new digital skills to help them land a new role in the digital economy.

“The kind of talent we have seen so far has been incredible,” added Laurent Briant, Director of Global Government Programs at ServiceNow. “The team has guided the talented people who want to make a change in their lives, and mentored them throughout the learning process.

"Tech companies have a key role to play in equipping people from all walks of life with the digital skills so desperately needed across all industries. NextGen will continue to give candidates the stepping stone they need to flourish in their professional lives.”

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