Lloyds Banking Group partners with ServiceNow’s NextGen on skills development

 ServiceNow is working with Lloyds Banking Group as part of its NextGen Professionals Program.

NextGen addresses the talent shortages currently faced by companies and helps participants carve a path towards long-term employment from communities that are typically excluded from the workforce. Supported by customers and partner companies like Lloyds Banking Group, the initiative generates employment opportunities for the digital workforce of today and tomorrow. Another partner includes 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.

The participants come through to the program via a number of partner initiatives. One is the Skills Bootcamp, running in partnership with The Department for Education and New College of Humanities, a member of Northeastern University’s Global Network.

NextGen has been designed to focus on assisting candidates that have been traditionally marginalised by the technology industry. By its end, candidates are certified with a suite of new digital skills that can help them land a new role in the digital economy.

“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 at 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.”

“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.”

NextGen will continue to run courses to train and place professionals in employment throughout 2022.

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