Lloyds sponsors Professional Mentoring Scheme

Lloyds Bank

10 October 2013

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s mid-markets team has sponsored Aston Business School to sponsor and support Aston University Professional Mentoring scheme.

The initiative has let around 100 second year undergraduates across the University to be mentored by business professionals each year since 2010 and had also been accredited for its delivery by Mentoring Befriending Foundation. Students will have access to a senior team of corporate banking professionals from Lloyds Bank on Colmore Row in Birmingham. Students will also have access to managers from a diverse range of other organisations across all industrial and commercial sectors, such as BMW, KPMG, TUI Travel and Unilever.

The Professional Mentoring Scheme will be tailored to include key professional development initiatives that will benefit the students’ knowledge and understanding of how business and commercial organisations operate. Alongside this, students will also receive advice and guidance on how best to develop their CVs and interview skills.

The Lloyds Bank team of commercial banking professionals will be headed by Area Director for the West Midlands Andrew Connors, alongside Relationship Directors and Managers, including Phil Clarke, David Hykin, Tim Newman, Simon Stirling, Adrian Webster and Stephen Windsor.

Tim Newman, Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in Birmingham, said; “This mentoring programme will go a long way to help Aston University students become better prepared and more sufficiently informed about what it takes to forge a successful career in the business world."

He added; “Lloyds Bank is committed to developing the skills set of the UK’s future professionals and we recognise how important it is for this demographic to gain first-hand experience into the required skills that will assist them in developing commercial acumen as well as self-confidence.”

Dr Ben Clegg, Associate Dean for Business Partnerships at Aston Business School, added; “It is fantastic to have Lloyds Bank sponsor the Aston University professional mentoring scheme as it demonstrates to our undergraduates how seriously Aston University takes its links to businesses for its undergraduate students.” 

Students or business professionals, who are interested to participate in the scheme this year, visit www.aston.ac.uk/professionalmentoring

For more information about Professional Mentoring Scheme and the sponsorship with Lloyds Bank, please contact Nathalie Lam, Business Partnerships Manager n.lam1@aston.ac.uk