Lloyds Banking Group

We have formed a unique partnership with Lloyds Banking Group to help WEA students secure a better future for themselves and their families. The project is part of the 200th anniversary celebration of what was Scotland’s first mutual life insurer, Scottish Widows.

During the 2 year project, some 400 employees will share their skills and knowledge with over 2015 WEA students, volunteers and staff. Some Lloyds Banking Group employees will visit ESOL classes and help students with their speaking and listening skills, whilst others will volunteer in employability workshops, designed to help students to identify their strengths and skills and help them onto the path to employment.

One student commented on the difference it made to have volunteers in her class, saying ‘it helped as it is good to talk and listen to different people’. Another student, who took part in an employability workshop said, ‘I’m more prepared for what to expect, how to present myself and what will get me noticed’.