Well done you.
The degree is finally in the bag.

Now’s the time to go out there and show the world what you can do.

Happily, we can help with that. With over 15 million customers here in the UK alone, there’s no bigger stage than Santander. What’s more, we have a wide range of schemes to choose from. Each comes with great training, professional qualifications and a minimum starting salary of £30k.

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. We’ll update as soon as it’s available again. In the meantime, sign up to our Talent Community so we can keep you up to speed with any suitable opportunities as they come up.

What's involved?

Every graduate scheme is different. Some last 18 months, others take over two years. Some might see you rotating across different parts of a business area; others might see you posted in different parts of the country.

But one thing is certain. You’ll work with respected professionals on projects that matter – both us and the millions of customers who rely on us.

ELIGIBILITY
Exact requirements will vary between schemes, but as a general rule we look for:

  • Bachelors degree (actual or predicted) 
  • Passion for leadership and a collaborative approach to work 
  • Strong numeracy and communication skills
  • Confidence to speak up with great ideas and embrace change

What can I expect?

Depending on which scheme you join, you might be coding a new app. Assessing our risks. Or even transforming how we work as a business. The possibilities are almost limitless.

However, every graduate scheme offers you:

  • Exposure to critical business projects
  • Rotations to broaden your experience
  • Support for a professional qualification
  • Chance to take part in a charity project
  • The opportunity to build a career here as a trusted expert
  • Confidence to speak up with great ideas and embrace change

Networking

Let’s face it, a solid network of peers will be key to your success on the scheme. That’s why we’ve put together The Graduate Networking Committee. Part of the Accelerating Capability Programme, their sole purpose is to arrange a variety of networking and community events for all our graduates.

So, no matter where you’re located, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to share, network and have fun with those who are on the same journey as you are.

Training

The world has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, which has made a real impact on the skills needed by businesses to keep pace with changing technology and customer expectations. This programme is designed to support you, and Santander, in getting ready for a digital future.

It offers a mix of on the job and professional training. Depending on the programme you’re going for, this might take the form of online modules, classroom sessions or a combination of both. You’ll also benefit from rotational placements that will give you exposure, and help you build networks across the business.

This training will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate to the bank that your fresh perspective and new ideas can be turned into revenue generating, or cost saving, implementations. You can then look back and reflect on your learning throughout the programme.

You will also have access to MIO, our amazing online learning platform, providing you easy access to learning when and wherever you want it.

At every step, you will have a dedicated graduate and line manager for each rotation, supporting you throughout your programme.

Benefits

It will vary between schemes, but as a general rule you will receive:

  • Minimum £30,000 starting salary
  • 27 days’ paid holiday, with option to sell or buy more
  • Company pension and life cover
  • Sharesave 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 schemes
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Charitable giving options
  • Special 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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.​

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

To us, you’re not just a graduate trainee. You’re a leader in the making. That’s why our programmes are tailored to equip and empower you from day one. Through comprehensive training and on-the-job learning, you’ll quickly develop the confidence, skills and experience to hit the ground running and maximise your potential.

What it's all about

Internal Audit is all about protecting the best interests of our customers and our people. That’s the crux of it and it’s achieved by ensuring our internal control, risk and governance frameworks are always up to scratch. You’ll learn all there is to know about compliance and how to assess the reliability of operational information. The independent assurance our passionate Audit team provides across our business, including Technology & Operations, Risk Management, Capital & Liquidity, Corporate Banking and Retail, helps keep our good reputation firmly intact. You’ll be a key part of that. 

What you’ll be doing

During the programme, you’ll benefit from four six-month rotational placements, which’ll give you a good understanding of different parts of our business. Specifically, you can look forward to: 

  • Working with innovative technologies on live projects from the get-go
  • Gaining exposure to senior executives on a regular basis
  • Working with a friendly, collaborative and diverse bunch of experts daily
  • Delivering meaningful improvements across every part of our business 
  • Challenging our existing processes and providing insights into how we can improve them
  • Gaining the relevant qualifications, skills and leadership abilities needed for a successful career with us

Where you’ll be working

You’ll be based in London, at either our Ludgate Hill or Triton Square locations. And, as we’re responsible for auditing the business nationwide, you’ll also get the opportunity to travel.

What we’re looking for in you

  • A bachelors degree in any subject, 112 UCAS (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project)
  • Excellent numerical and writing skills, and the ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences
  • An awareness of the latest advances in technology
  • An actively collaborative approach to work
  • An ability to hit tight deadlines
  • The confidence to share ideas and embrace change 

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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

If you’re as passionate as we are about making banking simple, personal and fair, our Santander Corporate and Commercial Bank graduate programme is perfect for you. It’s all about building meaningful relationships with our Corporate, SME and Institutional customers, to identify their ambitions and help make them happen. It’s a highly diverse and challenging area, where you’ll gain clear insights into a broad range of products and business areas while working with some of the most innovative customer-focused teams around.

You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one, working on live projects that will influence the future of banking. Over four six-month placements, (preceded by a 3-month settling in period based in your first placement, making 27 months in total) you’ll develop your technical expertise, as well as the influencing and relationship building skills that will shape your career. You will undertake one of these placements in a customer facing team within Corporate & Commercial Coverage and one placement in a Credit Risk function.  Your other placements could include; International Trade and Working Capital, Growth Capital, Real Estate Finance, Structured Finance, Capital Management or Digital Transformation. What’s more, once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll be ready to progress to a role the suits your own personal career goals.

Where you’ll work

You could be based in any major city, with moves every six months.  Our main locations include: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cambridge, Bristol, Oxford and Greater London, but with sites across the UK. 

What we’re looking for in you

  • A bachelors degree in any subject, 112 UCAS (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project).
  • The ability to truly listen to customers and colleagues, talk straight and build lasting relationships
  • Excellent numerical and writing skills
  • A highly collaborative approach to work
  • 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. 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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.​

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

Applications opening November 2021

To us, you’re not just a graduate trainee. You’re a leader in the making. That’s why our programmes are tailored to equip and empower you from day one. Through comprehensive training and on-the-job learning, you’ll quickly develop the confidence, skills and experience to hit the ground running and maximise your potential.

What it's all about

Thanks to the expert guidance of a brilliant and close-knit team, our Finance Graduate Programme will help you get your head around all aspects of finance, from reporting to forecasting. Ultimately, the aim is to prepare you to become a professional accountant. Fully qualified, in just three years. On your way, you’ll discover the pivotal role finance plays in our business, as you build knowledge, skills and relationships across every area of the company.

What you’ll be doing

During the programme, you’ll benefit from three yearly rotational placements, which’ll give you a good understanding of different parts of our business. Specifically, you can look forward to:

  • Working on innovative live projects from the get-go
  • Working with a friendly, collaborative bunch of experts daily
  • Getting to grips with all things finance, including reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Learning the essentials of an ever-evolving regulatory and commercial environment
  • Collaborating with the various teams across the bank
  • Developing the skills and leadership abilities needed for a successful career with us

Where you’ll be working

You’ll be based at our Milton Keynes office, with travel expected to other sites as and when required. Should the COVID-19 pandemic persist, flexible work locations maybe discussed.

What we’re looking for in you

  • A bachelors degree in any discipline, as well as 112 UCAS points (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project)
  • Excellent numerical and writing skills, and the ability to create strong business relationships
  • A genuine passion for finance and a motivation to stay up to speed with key industry trends 
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a hunger to learn and develop
  • A proven collaborative approach to work
  • The confidence to share ideas and embrace change

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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.​

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

To us, you’re not just a graduate trainee. You’re a leader in the making. That’s why our programmes are tailored to equip and empower you from day one. Through comprehensive training and on-the-job learning, you’ll quickly develop the confidence, skills and experience to hit the ground running and maximise your potential.

What it's all about

Our Retail and Business Banking graduate programme is all about giving you tools and know-how to lead us confidently into the future. Over four six-month placements, you’ll gain an all-round, in-depth understanding of the financial services industry and real insight into how we operate as a business. You could find yourself driving our digital transformation, improving customer satisfaction or even helping ensure that the bank’s governed properly. It’s a real varied programme, giving you experience and exposure across many key areas within the business.

What you’ll be doing

During the programme, you’ll benefit from three yearly rotational placements, which’ll give you a good understanding of different parts of our business. Specifically, you can look forward to:

  • Working on innovative live projects from the get-go
  • Working with a friendly, collaborative bunch of experts daily
  • Identifying customer needs and offering innovative solutions
  • Collaborating with colleagues across different areas of the bank to bring projects to life
  • Developing the skills and leadership abilities needed for a successful career with us

Where you’ll work

For your first placement, you’ll be working in one of our nationwide branches. Alternatively, you could be based at one of our contact centres. Then after six months, you’ll be based at one of our main head office locations in London, Leicester or Milton Keynes.

What we’re looking for in you

  • A bachelors degree in any subject, 112 UCAS (top 3 A Level grades or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project)
  • Excellent numerical and writing skills
  • A genuine passion to lead, and a highly collaborative approach to work
  • Some experience in a customer-facing role
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a hunger to learn and develop
  • The confidence to share ideas and embrace change

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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.​

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

 

Applications opening November 2021

Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (SCIB) is the wholesale business division of the bank which is focused primarily on our corporate and institutional clients. We provide customised banking services to our largest and most sophisticated clients in areas such as markets, coverage, syndicated loans, debt capital markets, transaction banking and risk solutions.  

What it's all about

Our graduate programme is a 15 month rotational programme that is designed to give you knowledge, exposure and a solid foundation across SCIB. You will be working on cutting edge transactions as well as receiving continued technical and personal development training. 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. 

Where you’ll work

You will be based in our London Headquarters, hybrid working will be discussed with line managers upon offer of role, dependent on team placed in.

What we’re looking for in you

  • A 2.1 degree in any subject and 128 UCAS (ABB or equivalent at A Level or equivalent excluding General Studies and Extended Project).
  • The ability to truly listen to customers and colleagues, talk straight and build lasting relationships
  • Excellent numerical and writing skills
  • A highly collaborative approach to work
  • The confidence to speak up with great ideas, embrace change and seek innovative new ways of doing things

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.

To learn more details of our graduate scheme and be notified when our applications open, we would love you to join our talent network.​

 

Even if you are in the early years of your university journey, you can still join our network so we can share with you details on our internships as well as useful hints and tips.​

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.

What it's all about 

As a Risk Graduate, we’ll be looking to you to support our strategy of the wider bank to become a future leader.   Surrounded by some of the most supportive and engaging colleagues in the business, you’ll take on a diverse range of challenges across three nine-month rotations. You can expect plenty of opportunities for training and development, all in a culture that believes in giving you room to grow and being the best, you can be.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Right from the start, you’ll work on the Graduate Transformational Leadership Skills Development and an innovative project that will make a meaningful difference to our colleagues, customers, and the communities we support. 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. 

WHERE YOU'LL WORK 

Our rotations could include different parts of a business area across London, Milton Keynes or Manchester, so some travel may be involved throughout the twenty-seven-month programme. 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU 

  • 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 
  • The ability to communicate complex information to non-technical audiences 
  • A proven record of delivering to tight deadlines 
  • The confidence to challenge where necessary, and speak up with great ideas, embrace change and seek innovative new ways of doing things
  • Build stakeholder relationships

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