Mike is supporting the ‘Lloyds Scholars’ programme, which aims to promote social mobility.
Lloyds have partnered with universities across the UK to offer students from lower-income households the chance to participate in a programme that offers financial support and assistance, including bursaries and academic prizes. In addition, Lloyds are offering workshops on employability skills, a volunteering programme in the local community, and paid internships within the Lloyds Group. A mentoring scheme will give students direct advice and support from a member of the senior team at Lloyds Banking Group. For more information, please visit www.lloyds-scholars.com.
Commenting, Mike said, “At a time when banks are receiving a barrage of negative press – much of it deserved – this is a positive scheme which has my full support. It is a great way to encourage students from lower-income families to apply to the top universities in the UK. This programme is a great way for young people to gain experience and improve their employability skills, which will greatly improve their future career prospects.”