Michael says there’s plenty of support available for ambitious people like him. “You can access the combined knowledge of others to quickly prepare for new challenges and situations, whether it’s developing presentations or communicating with colleagues.” And, over the years he’s benefited from a number of training courses in everything from influencing others to team-building skills.
However, and perhaps surprisingly, Michael says that he has had very positive learning opportunities from unsuccessful internal applications earlier in his career at Lloyds Banking Group. “The post-interview feedback at LBG is very detailed and gives you lots of pointers to review and improve your personal development plan. It’s a real catalyst for development and, for colleagues who want to develop a career in the group, a huge advantage.”