You want real experience with a world-leading bank? You got it.

A good wage and an industry-recognised qualification? It’s yours. What’s more, there’s a whole range of schemes for you to choose from. We’re talking entry, higher and degree-level apprenticeships. In areas like Digital, Data, Financial Crime, Tech, Customer Service...

Bit of a no brainer, really.

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Our programmes

Take a look at the choice of programmes and levels available and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. If, on the off chance, your preferred choice is not currently available, don’t be disappointed, register for our Talent Community to receive updates.

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.

Training

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.

Benefits

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 optionsSpecial rates on our products and services

Location

While there’s a Santander branch in pretty much every town across the country, most of our opportunities are located in the operational hubs listed below.

However, due to the current Covid situation, we’re continuing to work from home across the business. Of course, we’re looking forward to the situation changing, at which point you will begin working from a specific location. Please check the role that you’re applying for to find out where that location’s likely to be.

MILTON KEYNES

Our Grafton Gate office is one of our largest operations and the biggest hub for apprentices. We are excited to be moving in early 2023 to our new state of the art building which will offer spaces for colleagues, communities, and partners to collaborate and innovate. You can see more here.

LONDON

Our Triton Square office sits in the heart of London, just a short walk from both Regents Park and Oxford Street.

Bradford

Our Bradford office sits in the heart of the city just a short walk from both the train and bus station and boasts a modern, spacious, campus-style environment.

Prosper from helping our customers do the same

Applications open Late 2021

CORPORATE BANKING APPRENTICESHIP
£23,176 (London)

£20,000 (Outside London)

CORPORATE BANKING APPRENTICESHIP
33 month programme

Start date - October 2022

CORPORATE BANKING APPRENTICESHIP
£23,176 (London)

£20,000 (Outside London)

CORPORATE BANKING APPRENTICESHIP
33 month programme

Start date - October 2022

Getting paid a good wage from day one. An industry-recognised qualification that will look impressive on your CV. And the opportunity to build an exciting career with one of the world’s leading banks.

Whichever way you look at it, a Santander Apprenticeship is not only a smart choice, it’s a rewarding one too.

What it's all about

It’s about putting our passion for helping our mid-market, large corporate and global customers prosper to good use. Rotational placements across the country in Relationship Management, Risk and Operational teams provides a wealth of exposure and the experience, skills and confidence to prosper with us. Over 33 months, you’ll get to work with and learn from a collaborative and highly skilled team of specialists, as you develop the know how behind building successful businesses for our customers and a successful career for you.

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT

  • A Level 6 Financial Services Professional qualification, which is equivalent to a degree level
  • A tailored combination of on and off-the-job learning
  • Ongoing support from your managers, including regular one-to-ones, development plans and constructive feedback
  • A strong understanding of general banking operations, products, and services
  • Exposure to a broad range of business areas
  • Opportunities to build professional networks

WHERE YOU’LL BE WORKING

Due to the impact of covid-19 you may be based from home for periods of time. As and when it is appropriate to open sites you could be based in any of the following offices: Manchester, Reading, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Gatwick and Edinburgh. Due to the rotational nature of the programme, you’ll also get the opportunity to work in different offices throughout your rotations.

Please note: The first rotation will be in England. If you are based outside of England, we still welcome your application as we support all placements which are not commutable from your home with a relocation allowance, in line with our travel policy.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU

  • Maths and English GCSES's grade 4 or above
  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent, excluding General Studies and Extended Project) from the new UCAS scoring methodology or equivalent, including further education qualifications
  • An actively collaborative and intellectually curious approach to work
  • A flair for seeing the small details, as well as the bigger picture
  • An ability to build strong relationships and influence colleagues at all levels
  • The confidence to share ideas and embrace new ways of working

Why Santander?

Chances are you’ll know we’re a bank. 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 here.

Uncover a rewarding career uncovering financial crime

Applications now open
Start date March 2022 

FINANCIAL CRIME
£21,538

starting salary

FINANCIAL CRIME
18 month programme

FINANCIAL CRIME
£21,538

starting salary

FINANCIAL CRIME
18 month programme

An exciting career with one of the World’s leading banks.  An industry recognised qualification that will look great on your CV and a competitive salary from day one. 

Whichever way you look at it, a Santander Apprenticeship is not only a smart choice, it’s a rewarding one too.

What it's all about

You’ll join Financial Crime within the Customer Due Diligence department, a close-knit, specialist Front Line team dedicated to preventing and combating financial crime. Financial crime is complex and serious. Often, it funds a wide range of criminal activities that put people’s lives at risk every day, including terrorist activities, human trafficking and arms dealing.  You will be independently verifying and evidencing customer information on which we will build a long term, mutually beneficial relationship. 

Within the Customer Due Diligence department, you will be:

  • Completing an investigation into the client’s background.
  • Investigating ownership and control to identify all ultimate beneficial owners.
  • Assist the business to obtain documentation required to meet financial crime obligations,
  • Assisting with the ongoing maintenance of client information and documentation.
  • Perform full reviews on existing customer base, ensuring the Bank’s CDD procedures are applied in line with UK and EU laws and regulations.  

WHAT YOU'LL OUT OF IT

  • An induction course, giving you a solid foundation in Financial Crime
  • Your Level 3 Apprenticeship will be allocated and completed in our operational Centre of Excellence focussing on Retail, Small Business and Corporate Customers
  • Industry recognised ICA certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence
  • Chance to apply your knowledge in a number of areas across financial crime
  • Opportunity to develop a career within financial crime with a guaranteed role within the bank (upon successful graduation from the Apprenticeship Programme)
  • Ongoing support from your managers, including regular one-to-ones, development plans and constructive feedback

WHERE YOU’LL BE WORKING

You’ll be based at our head office in Milton Keynes or Bradford with options for Flexible Working.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU

  • Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen eye for details
  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills and self motivated
  • A passion to make a positive change in society
  • An ability to build strong relationships and influence colleagues at all levels
  • The confidence to share ideas and embrace new ways of working
  • A desire to learn new skills
  • Strong decision making and the confidence to speak up

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.