Last Update: 10/07/2023

Top Employers Institute and Great Place to Work say we’re one of best companies to work for worldwide. Such praise is the result of Santander’s great talent and policies to create a diverse, inclusive and sustainable work environment. This is what it’s like to be part of our group.  

With the advent of things like green finance, Big Data and cybersecurity, work has been changing like never before. In recent years, a wealth of careers has emerged or evolved to handle global needs and concerns in a new landscape shaped, by and large, by technology. 

Workers and jobseekers alike have grown more discerning about not just pay conditions but also corporate values.

What’s the best part of working at Santander?

Our corporate culture policy and DEI principles move Grupo Santander to foster and celebrate diversity in terms of sex, gender, race, age, physical and intellectual disability, career background, education, religion, values, sexual orientation and identity.

Across our footprint, we strive every day to make our company appealing to people already on our teams or looking for work, in line with our Strategic plan for diversity, fairness and inclusion.

Many employees enjoy working at Santander because:

  • Diversity and inclusion: Women make up 54% of Santander’s workforce, 40% of our board of directors and 26% of our senior management (on track towards our target of 30% by 2025). And we’re seeing progress with several goals to spread awareness and close the gender gap — women make up 40% of our board of directors and 29.3% of executive roles—, thanks to several initiatives we run to promote equal opportunity from the inside out. As a result, we featured as the top bank on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. We also attach great importance to the inclusion of people with physical or intellectual disability in academic and work settings. Alongside Fundación Universia, we’ve helped more than 6,300 people.

71.6 million euros

for employee training

71.6 million euros

for employee training

  • Training: In 2022, we committed EUR 71.6 million to employee training. We offer courses on cyber security, foreign languages and other subjects. We also run local and international programmes. Our Young Leaders initiative aims to enhance the leadership skills of over 100 young professionals in the Group. In our Active Learning Programme Santander (ALPS), participants take advantage of the Agile methodology and “design thinking” to solve business-related problems while honing their leadership skills.

  • Flexible pay schemes: On top of their fixed pay, employees can benefit from programmes adapted to local circumstances. Benefits range from free services for employees and their families to discounts on products and services. These include health insurance financial aid or childcare and support for elderly relatives in their charge.

  • Health, safety and well-being: We have a global policy with general principles to guide business units in this area. We also have such global and local initiatives as BeHealthy, a programme based on four maxims: Know yourself, Eat well, Move and Find balance.

  • Remote working: The coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of Santander employees across the globe to take their work home, prompting us to quickly adopt the remote working model. Many teams are following a hybrid model, alternating workdays in the office or somewhere remote.

How to apply to Santander?

On our Careers page, you can find new job vacancies across Grupo Santander’s markets in which we operate and business units, including the Corporate Centre located in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain.

Applicants can see the education, certifications, languages, and other required or desired qualifications, and the job description in the job advertisement.

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