Giving our people different opportunities to develop is fundamental to their sense of belonging and pride at Santander.
Tosin Iduh has been an international adviser at Banco Santander's Spanish subsidiary since 2002. “I have felt part of a team that embraces diversity and provides people with the opportunity to grow professionally," she says. She also underlines the passion with which she and her colleagues work on new and totally transparent initiatives with a positive impact on the community.
Since joining our bank, she has had the chance to work in different areas and, thanks to this experience, she now values the cultural and digital transformation as a process that enriches and simplifies the way we live and interact with each other every day. “For me, Santander is more than a bank. Imagine being part of a company that cares about you and whose interests don't just revolve around numbers and profits," emphasises Tosin.
“I have been lucky enough to work in different departments since I joined the bank. One of the most exciting experiences was being part of the Paris branch for three years. While there, I was able to get involved with different teams through collaboration with other geographies, manage new products, grow professionally and, of course, enjoy and learn a new culture," says Tosin.
To adapt to the new business environment, retain the trust of our customers and satisfy the needs of today's society, we need trained, committed personnel. Tosin thinks that the most exciting part of her job is meeting customers. “Looking after and ensuring a long-lasting relationship with companies that may become partners. Understanding needs and designing valuable solutions to help their company is, at the end of the day, a gratifying experience," she points out.
Creating a working environment that prioritises employee well-being, that is conciliatory, diverse and inclusive, is essential for us. “Think of your workplace like a second home! After all, that is where you are going to spend most of your time and where you are going to relate to other people. It is important to get the most out of your work time and create the appropriate environment to do so," concludes Tosin.
Banco Santander employees are ambassadors for the Bank and its values, so we contribute to their personal and professional development in order to grow together. This is one of the reasons why we have been recognised by Fortune magazine's 'Best Place to Work' index as one of the best companies in the world to work for. We currently have more than 200,000 employees around the globe, a figure that underscores the need to encourage pride in belonging to the Group and to remind ourselves that we are part of a leading, global, diverse organisation, but one with a common culture.