When we talk about diversity, we don’t want to just pay lip service. It's too important. Our journey over the next 5 years is to ensure that everyone here is selected, promoted and considered by their skills to do the job, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, religion & belief. We want to build a culture where everyone counts. We believe that having a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives makes us stronger and helps us attract and retain talented people and develop them to their full potential.
What does this mean for you?
It means nothing should hold you back.
Our employee-led networks champion and support colleagues through mentoring programmes, workshops and speaker events.
Is an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies to share information, personal experiences, hold discussions and provide support. Watch this video to find out more about the network
Provides colleagues who are either directly or indirectly affected by disability with a platform to share, learn, discuss and support.
Celebrates and embraces cultural differences from race, belief, traditions, heritage and custom.
Encourages positive mental wellbeing and supports colleagues by promoting awareness, openness and understanding.
is a place for ex-military employees, reservists, employees with friends and family in the military and others who support the military to share, discuss and support one another.
Is for fathers, mothers, step-parents, parents through fostering, or adoption or surrogacy, and grandparents as well as those who are caring for someone unable to look after themselves.
Seeks to create a level playing field to enable all colleagues and those in our communities to achieve their full potential regardless of their background or social class.
Encourages a balanced representation of women in Santander and help female colleagues feel more empowered to fulfil their true potential.
We know it’s our people who make us who we are. We believe that having a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives makes us stronger and we aim to reflect and celebrate diversity in our workplace by creating a inclusive culture.
“I've been very fortunate to have had fantastic support and understanding from my management team. The transition has been a pleasant experience which I put down to a lot of planning, working with my management team and support from the business.”
Daniel & Isabel’s Story
“Over time many people with Asperger’s learn social skills and develop coping mechanisms to help deal with the challenges of daily life.”