Page-turning Apprenticeships

A Salary and an industry-recognised qualification are just part of the story on our apprenticeship programmes. Regardless of your background or qualifications, we’ll support your career development through learning and real experience. We’re talking entry, higher and degree-level apprenticeships, in areas like Digital, Data, Economic Crime, Tech and Customer Service.

Get ready for the next chapter.

Hear from some of our current Apprentices.

Our programmes

We want you to find an opportunity that’s suited for you and the career story you want to develop. Our programmes give you the opportunity to create an exciting future with us, whatever you background.

If the right opportunity for you isn’t shown below, be the first to hear about new programmes by joining our Talent Community.

What's involved?

Every Santander apprenticeship scheme is different. Some last 12 months, others take up to four years. Some lead to a level 3 qualification, while others are on par with a degree.

However, every apprenticeship scheme offers you:

  • A real job with hands-on experience
  • Decent salary from day one
  • Tailored training and development
  • Chance to gain an industry-recognised qualification
  • The opportunity to join us full-time if you succeed

Who's it for?

Almost everyone. If you’ve left school at 16 with GCSEs, an entry-level apprenticeship could be perfect. If you have A-levels, a higher or degree-level apprenticeship could be more your thing. We even have graduates doing them. They ofer an excellent training in business, and there’s no upper age limit to becoming an apprentice.

Why do it?

Apprenticeships are all the rage these days, and with good reason. They offer you the chance to get paid and gain an industry-recognised qualification at the same time. And unlike university, there are no tuition fees to pay, so no scary debts to worry about.

But it’s not just about money. With a Santander apprenticeship, you get training that’s second to none. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals, developing real-world skills alongside your classroom training. You put theory into practice every day.


With each apprenticeship, we have a dedicated training provider to help you learn and get qualified. You could be learning though online courses, classroom sessions or a mixture of both. You’ll also have unlimited access to our own online learning portal, which provides training on a diverse range of subjects.


And the real beauty of an apprenticeship is you’re treated like every other Santander employee. You’re on a proper contract with us and get all the perks that come with full employment, including:

  • 25 days’ paid holiday (with option to sell or buy more)
  • Company pension and life coverSharesave and partnership shares
  • Discounts on brands like Boots, Vue and John Lewis, plus many more
  • Discounted travel through Kuoni, Virgin, Expedia Hotels & TUI
  • Cycle to work schemesSalary sacrifice car scheme
  • Charitable giving options Special rates on our products and services


Our brand-new state of the art head office in Milton Keynes is the biggest hub for apprentices and graduates. It gives our people the opportunity to come together with different teams across the business. 

Corporate and Commercial Banking have business centres across the UK and presence in our London office, just a short walk from both Regents Park and Oxford Street.

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.

By working this way, we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we have a hybrid working pattern with the expectation to spend at least 2 days in an office every week.

Application for this scheme have now closed.


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Thrive from helping our customers do the same

As one of our Corporate Banking apprentices, you’ll get the chance to help our mid-market, large corporate and global customers prosper. 

Rotational placements across the country in Relationship Management, Risk and Operational teams provides a wealth of exposure and the experience, skills and confidence you need to forge an exceptional career. 

Over 33 months, you’ll work with and learn from a collaborative and highly skilled team of specialists, as you develop the knowhow behind building successful businesses for our customers and a successful career for you. 

Our Corporate and Commercial Banking team have business centres across major cities in the UK as well as presence in our London office.

Following your first placement, if you are asked to relocate then we will support you with up to a £1000 relocation payment.

At the end of the programme you will gain a Level 6 Financial Services Professional qualification, which is equivalent to a degree level.

Let your story unfold with us

At Santander, we're creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair. To find out more, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page here.

Spend summer building lasting relationships

What it's all about

As a financial services provider, the growing complexity and importance of the financial services industry demands a strong risk culture to be able to manage our business effectively, it is therefore critical that we have a diverse, inclusive, forward-looking, proactive and pragmatic Risk control function, that protects the bank while helping its customers achieve its business goals.

Our ambition is to be the best retail and commercial bank and in the Risk function we want to lead the way. Join us in making it happen, and there’s no limit to where your career could take you. 

Over 10 weeks, you’ll be exposed to a range of exciting Risk areas, which could include Credit Risk (Personal, Business and Corporate), Treasury Risk & Analytics, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, or our Chief Operating Office. This will help you to gain a well-rounded understanding of a valuable insight into a Global business and the UK Risk function as well as having the opportunities to build on technical expertise. Throughout the programme you’ll be given plenty of support from some of the most passionate colleagues in the industry, all while developing the skills, knowledge, and leadership experience you’ll need to influence the future of banking and if successful you could convert to a Risk graduate position within Santander UK in 2023.

Where you’ll work

Our programme could include different locations across London, Milton Keynes, or Manchester, so some travel may be involved throughout the 10-week programme. 

What we’re looking for in you

  • A predicted pass in any degree subject, 112 UCAS (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project).
  • A genuine passion for numbers and reasoning, and the ability to translate statistics and trends into meaningful advice 
  • A highly collaborative approach to work
  • The ability to truly listen, talk straight and build lasting relationships
  • The confidence to speak up with great ideas, embrace change and seek innovative new ways of doing things

Why Santander?

Chances are you’ll know we’re a bank in the UK. But did you also know we’re part of one of the world’s leading financial services groups with 140 million customers worldwide? Or that to date we’ve invested over 98 million euros into training and developing our people?

That’s why Santander is an amazing place to start your career. Thanks to our size and scale, we can help you realise your biggest ambitions. Unlock your potential and set it free.

Santander. Setting potential free.

Santander are an equal opportunities employer who are simple personal and fair in everything we do. For more information on our commitment to equal opportunities, please visit our diversity page