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, there’s a whole range of schemes for you to choose from where 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.

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Our programmes

Browse through our variety of programmes to find one that's suited to you and the career story you want to develop. Each programme gives you the opportunity to create an exciting future with us, whatever your background. Applications are open now. 

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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

Set to open in May 2023 Unity Place will become the centre of gravity for our business and help to make our new hybrid approach work for everyone. Unity Place has been built with sustainability and employee experience in mind and will be a place we can collaborate as a business It will give our people the opportunity to make use of state-of-the-art facilities and come together with their teams from across the UK.

All our Apprentice roles except for Corporate and Commercial Banking will be based in our brand-new exciting Milton Keynes office. Corporate and Commercial Banking have business centres across the UK and presence in our London office.

We offer a hybrid working arrangement which means you will have flexibility to work from the office and from home, however you will be expected to spend at least 40% of your time in the office.

Develop your technical skillset
Salary
£23,000

Salary
£23,000

Move our Tech story forward

Ready to immerse yourself in the fast-paced and exciting world of financial technology? Our Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeship will give you the technical skills and business acumen to launch a brilliant career in Data, Cyber or technology. It’s a 40-month programme, designed to build a solid foundation across Data, Cyber, Software Engineering and Network Engineering before specialising.

From day one, you’ll make a meaningful difference to live projects across our technology and data teams – gaining hands-on experience and developing professional networks for life. You’ll work with and learn from some of the most talented and dynamic individuals in the industry, sharing ideas and finding creative, intelligent solutions for our business, and most importantly, our customers.

What’s more, you’ll gain your degree as you work, earning a salary and skipping expensive university fees. By the time you’ve graduated, you’ll be a trusted specialist, working as part of a Digital Bank with a human touch.

After graduation,–you will have all the support and opportunities you need to launch an extraordinary career

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.

Become a trusted, talented and valued HR professional in the finance industry
Salary
£23,000

Salary
£23,000

Become a key influencer 

Are you a natural people-person? Our page-tuning HR Apprenticeship programme will give you the skills and experience you need to fulfil your potential – and become a trusted, talented and valued HR professional in the finance industry.

You’ll be working on live projects from day one, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to share big ideas on how we can improve the way we work for our customers and colleagues. Throughout your apprenticeship you’ll rotate every six months, working within specialist teams in the HR function and building key relationships that impact the rest of your career. 

By the end of your apprenticeship, we’ll look to you as a key influencer, sharing and negotiating HR practices with our people across the business. And in return, we’ll support you in earning the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HR Management, which will put you in a great position to grow as an HR leader in the future.

The apprenticeship offers a permanent role with Santander and following completion you will have opportunities to further develop your career within HR across the business.

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.

Prosper from helping our customers do the same
Salary
£24,000

London

Salary
£24,000

London

Salary
£23,000

Outside of London

Salary
£23,000

Outside of London

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. 

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.