PR Intern | Lloyds Banking Group 

Job reference: SS2022LBICG6

  • Start date: July 2022
  • Salary: London living wage 
  • Type of intern: School leavers, undergraduates and Graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 6 weeks 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

Organisation Overview

We are the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider, with 26 million customers and a leading digital presence.

Our purpose is Helping Britain Prosper. We do this by creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for people and businesses, shaping finance as a force for good.

For Group Corporate Affairs, our purpose is: Delivering the best in class communications. We provide the insight, counsel and challenge our leaders need to deliver the Group’s strategic objectives and deliver best-in-class communications to our internal and external audiences.                                          

What will you be working on throughout the internship? 

You will work within the Retail Bank Business Partnering Team which is responsible for the internal and external communications strategy for the Retail Bank. Working closely with our Media Relations and Social Media teams, an intern could expect to be involved in high profile campaigns pitched to national publications and posted across the Group’s social media handles, such as Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok to name a few.

Your job would be to ensure these communications are delivered to achieve the impact expected, while providing valuable input and fresh ideas to support the direction of these campaigns through to delivery.

At the same time, the Retail Bank Business Partnering team also manages a retained Consumer PR agency and works with a number of other production agencies, offering more chances to be involved in innovative communications which shape the future of Bank's retail business.

Furthermore, the team acts as strategic counsel to senior stakeholders across the Retail Bank – from the community banks and customer service, right through to marketing and products -  ensuring key messages are delivered to the right audiences both internally and externally.  

The teams unique position in the Group provides a fantastic opportunity for an Intern to build experience in a fast paced communications role. The placement would be structured in such a way to give them insight into the huge amount of work the team does. This would include:

  • General oversight and management of consumer PR activity already which will include working with both our agency as well as in-house media and social teams to deliver integrated communications campaigns externally.
  • First-hand involvement in one of a number of creative campaigns we have planned in Summer 2022, including pieces related to student accounts, banking fraud and new product launches.
  • Taking the lead in creative sessions, thinking of new ways we can communicate our key messages to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Being on hand to support the media team with queries from journalists at well-known national publications, working closely with the business to source answers and providing guidance on how we should be responding.
  • Supporting the Social team with content planning, ensuring all of the Group’s handles across platforms are being utilised for maximum benefit.

Depending on the duration of the placement there may also be opportunity to be involved in a broader range of activities that reflect the overall remit of the team.

What skills or experience are essential for your intern to have?  

  • An interest in and understanding of mainstream media and social media
  • A good communicator with an interest in communication planning, implementation and measurement
  • Is capable of managing their own time while juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Be able to think creatively and challenge existing ideas
  • Have great attention to detail
  • Is able to demonstrate the Group’s values through their work

What skills or experience would be desirable for your intern to have?  

  • Willing to test, learn and experiment with new approaches and ideas
  • Collaborative and comfortable working with a range of stakeholders
  • Have experience of delivering communications through a range of channels

What qualities are you looking for in an intern?

  • Passionate about working with others
  • Keen to learn about Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Enthusiastic and proactive, with a can-do attitude
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects and campaigns at the same time
  • Happy to challenge and suggest new ways of doing things

NOTE: You must be a registered Summer Stars candidate to apply for this role.

If you are not a registered Summer Stars candidate but wish to apply for this role, please email [email protected] directly before submitting an application. You would also need to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK.   

Applications that are from a non Summer Stars registered candidate will not be accepted. 

How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

Job Reference Number: SS2022LBICG6

Roles will remain open until Friday, July 8th 2022 so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed. 

For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.