Eligible students to the programme must successfully navigate a rigorous application process before they can become a Lloyds Scholar. When the time comes, make sure you answer all the sections with the right and relevant information – Good luck!
A simple form to determine whether or not you are eligible for the programme. If you are eligible, you will be asked to complete the next stage of the process.
You will be asked to complete an online numeracy test. If successful you will then be invited to a telephone interview. Follow the link below to take some practice numeracy tests.
The telephone interview takes around 30 minutes and will be conducted at a time suitable for you. The interview will be competency based – for more information about competency based interviews, see the interview section below.
An assessment centre is a face-to-face event where students complete a competency based interview and a range of exercises which are designed to simulate challenges you may face in the working environment. This gives us a chance to get a real insight into your individual strengths and areas for potential development. Remember – this is a two-way interaction, so use this as an opportunity to find out more about us and whether we are right for you.
This is used to assess your potential using everyday situations you can expect to face during your career with us. You will be asked to demonstrate that you have a particular 'key competency' by answering specific questions. An example question may be: "Tell me about a time when you've had to tackle a potentially difficult issue with a team member."
A good way to tackle competency-based interviews is to use the 'STAR' approach:
This is used to assess your communication and problem-solving skills in action, and to ascertain how effectively you work in a team environment.
Assessors are looking out to see if you:
A few tips:
A one-to-one activity used to assess a candidate's analytical skills and commercial awareness, as well as their ability to gather relevant information to solve presented problems.
There are a number of stages. After initial analysis and fact-gathering you'll be expected to present your conclusions and explain the rationale behind your recommendations.
A few things to remember: