Anthony Scanlon, Lloyds apprentice
by Anthony Scanlon, Lloyds apprentice
Growing up I was surrounded by technology. It seemed like the “in” thing and I’d always had a huge interest in how technology brought together computer sciences and hardware to make a product which would wow the industry – from the latest mobile phone or app.
After deciding against the university route I worked and worked in various temporary and permanent jobs. I was looking for what I wanted to do, what drove me. I went through this cycle for several years until I finally found it. “It” was a Service Operator apprenticeship at Lloyds Banking Group.
What initially drew me to the apprenticeship role was the technology, coupled with the size of the services that Lloyds provide. I realised this was an opportunity to build a career and learn from some of the most talented professionals in the industry.
The thing I love about technology is the diversity, the ambition, and the competition. The technology market is demanding and ever-changing. This is why I felt a career in tech would be the best thing for me. I had always been the person who, at home or in work, fixed peoples computers or helped them with their internet. Over the years these skills have developed into opportunities that I would never have anticipated 5 years ago.
Personally what I love about technology is that the sky is the limit. Technology is something that is at the heart of society. I love being a part of the team here at Lloyds, who work with technology to provide and maintain services to circa 30m UK customers. The department I’m working in are responsible for the front line services of the bank. Like the technology sector, we are constantly evolving, and becoming more agile to meet the needs of the market, utilizing new technology all the time.