Lloyds Assessment Centre Guide

This Lloyds assessment centre guide includes practice tests, top tips and insider secrets for success. We’ll walk you through each part of the day and show you how to prepare. Let’s get started.

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The long and winding road of Lloyds’ recruitment

The Lloyds recruitment process is unusually lengthy. To reach the Lloyds assessment centre, you will need to complete the following exercises:

With these activities successfully negotiated you are on your way to the Lloyds assessment centre.

Lloyds Assessment Centre – What Does It Entail?

You will be required to complete the following exercises at the Lloyds assessment centre:

  • Case study and presentation
  • Group exercise
  • Interview

Let’s look at each one in detail.

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Lloyds Assessment Centre – Case Study And Presentation

The first exercise at the Lloyds assessment centre will be a case study and presentation.

This will begin with you being handed a pack of information which relates to your job role.

The information may be presented to you in a variety of different ways. Here are a few examples of how it could be presented:

  • Graphs
  • Statistics
  • Reports
  • General data

You will then be given 50 minutes to analyse the information. Your analysis of the data must be presented back in the form of a 10 minute presentation.

The presentation

You will be provided with a flip chart to aid you in your presentation. Make sure you use it. (Practice with some flip charts at home first, otherwise it will feel foreign at the event.)

The presentation will have an audience of 2 assessors. They will be looking at your delivery and style, as well as the content of your presentation.

After the presentation has finished, they will spend 10 minutes asking you questions about your analysis.

How to prepare for your presentation

Presentations are usually dreaded, but they are a fantastic way of showing off your intelligence, skills and personality. The spotlight is on you and no-one else. It’s time to shine! You must take advantage of this.

Want to learn how to create, display and deliver a world-class presentation? Read our guide: ‘How To Deliver A Killer Presentation At Your Assessment Centre’

Ready to practice for your case study?

Here is the first of your ‘action points’ that provide a step-by-step framework for Lloyds assessment centre success.

Action point: Practice the Lloyds assessment centre case study here.

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Lloyds Assessment Centre – Group Exercise

The next part of your Lloyds assessment centre is a group exercise. You will be put into a group with your fellow candidates and will be given 20 minutes to read and analyse 5 pages of information.

At the end of this time, you will each be given a shared question to answer. The task is to work as a group to answer the question.

  • You will be observed by an assessor during this process.
  • Expect the task to revolve around the position you’ve applied for. Lloyds are well known for being particularly role-focused on their assessment days.

Strangely, the conclusion is often not that important in a group exercise. The process is what matters most. Assessors will be watching how you react in this group situation.

  • Will you take the lead?
  • Will you stay quiet and barely participate?
  • Are you able to influence others without monopolizing the conversation?
  • Can you listen as well as contribute?

Try to keep these thoughts in mind when you participate in the group exercise.

A Pro Tip For Your Group Exercise

The secret to group exercise success is balance; knowing when to assert yourself and when to back off, or to invite others to contribute. It’s a delicate art.

Action Point: Read our popular guide: ‘How To Shine In Your Assessment Centre Group Exercise’

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Lloyds Assessment Centre – Interview

The final interview in the Lloyds assessment centre process is your best opportunity of all.

This interview will be competency-based which means that your assessor wants to find out how well you align with the company’s values.

Here’s a list of Lloyds company-wide standard competencies:

  • Commercial awareness – How is your business acumen?
  • Communication – Can you convey your thoughts with clarity?
  • Being responsible – Do you take ownership or pass the buck?
  • Being influential – Can you persuade and inspire others?
  • Organisation and planning – Can you manage lots of moving parts?
  • Problem solving – Are you logical and creative?
  • The ability to lead – Will others follow where you lead?
  • Decision making – How are your critical thinking skills?
  • Teamwork – How well do you work with others?

Click here to learn more about Lloyds’ ethics & values.

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Preparing for the Lloyds assessment centre interview

Action point: Write down 2 examples of when you have demonstrated each competency and a situation was improved.

  • Make it detailed and expressive.
  • Inflate the impact as much as you can get away with. These things need to be impressive!
  • Once you’ve created your list, memorize it.

You will return to this list again and again during your Lloyds assessment centre and it will form the backbone of your interview.

Ready to learn dozens of interview secrets?

Action point: Read our popular interview guides:

Final Tips

Here are some final tips which will help with your Lloyds assessment centre interview.

  • Research the company. Make sure that you have a strong understanding of Lloyds and the job description for the role that you have applied for. (You can get the job description from the HR dept.)
  • Action point: Read the intro of Lloyds annual report to get an executive overview of their current business environment, goals and challenges.

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The all-conquering importance of practice

If you’re serious about succeeding at the Lloyds assessment centre you must take the time to practice each of the assessment exercises you will face at the event.

We can give you great tips and advice, sure, but it’s down to you to put the preparation hours in.

  • If there’s one thing we’ve learned from long experience it’s that preparation is the difference between success and failure. Successful candidates are consistently better-prepared than unsuccessful ones.


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