280 employees are chosen through a peer-to-peer nomination process covering all of Santander’s markets every 18 months to participate in the Young Leaders Programme – giving them opportunities to work with colleagues across the world and contribute to the strategy and transformation of the Bank.
Participants have the opportunity to choose from a range of initiatives to design their personalised development programme according to their individual needs.
ALPS is an innovative learning journey that combines leadership skills development along with businessproblem-solving. The ALPS programme is structured around the concept of ‘action learning in an agile environment’ applying ‘Design Thinking’ and methodologies such as ‘Agile’ and ‘Lean Startup’.
Under the sponsorship of a senior executive ALPS participants work for six months on their projects in a virtual environment and have the opportunity to gather together in different on-site events taking place in different countries.
With a presence in more than 40 countries, the exchange of best practices between our teams is a big part of Santander’s success.
Mundo Santander promotes international mobility and supports the development of our talent through the opportunity to work for one to three months in a different country.
This Programme helps our employees step out of their comfort zone by exposing them to new challenges in other markets.