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Nick Williams

Commercial Director,
Lloyd's Banking Group

Nick is a highly respected Executive with extensive experience in leading transformative change in complex organisations, across the public and private sectors. As Managing Director of the Commercial Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group, he is responsible for Technology, Business Change and Digital channels to transform the banks capability in the Corporate Bank. Prior to this role, Nick ran the Consumer & Commercial Digital businesses across the group spanning across the 13m online users (9m mobile) in Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Scottish Widows. Nick is also the Group’s Ambassador for the North region, managing relationships with central and local government, MPs and LEPs. As the Chair of the Northern Executive Committee, he brings focus to the region with the objective of helping northern communities and businesses prosper.

  • Outlining our journey in successfully designing and delivering degree apprenticeships now with over 1000 apprentices and 200 employer partners
  • Motivation for universities and employers to collaborate on Degree Apprenticeships
  • Overcoming the challenges for both employer and university establishing a degree apprenticeship programme with a flexible approach
  • Working together to design engaging, practical programme content resulting a motivated workforce and high levels of retention
  • Understanding the partnership model with an employer advisory board, shared course design process and open communication to ensure apprenticeships evolve with business needs
  • Assessing the outcomes of the programme for employer, apprentice and university