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Benefits and Rewards

Make a real impression and we'll work with you to achieve your career best. The sheer sense of opportunity, scope and pace of change are making Santander one of the best banks in the world to work for. At the same time, we're committed to developing a culture of recognition that encourages turning ideas into action, provides mutual support, and strives for continual improvement. And that commitment hasn’t gone unnoticed – we were recently awarded ‘Top Employer 2016’ from the Top Employers institute as well as being on the Sunday Times ‘25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and ‘Top 50 Companies For Women’ lists. The votes came from the people who really count – our own colleagues – so it’s a big win for us, which shows our efforts are really paying off.

 With us, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and participate in bonus or incentive schemes, as well as access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

A minimum of 25 days’ paid holiday (full time equivalent), plus the option to buy/sell holiday Company pension and life cover
Sharesave and Partnership Shares Shared parental maternity leave
A range of employee discounts from cinema vouchers to O2 tariffs Bike to work schemes
Childcare vouchers Employee car scheme
Discounts on a variety of health and lifestyle products Various options for charitable giving such as "Give As You Earn"
Special rates on our financial products and services

We are proud that our Shared Parental Leave scheme includes grandparents, this gives our employees greater flexibility over their work life balance. The innovative scheme, will allow all new parents to share their parental leave with their parents as well as their partners, is available to all our employees. By using our online benefits portal, wearesantander, you'll be able to build a rewards package that suits your unique needs, dependent on your level and role.

Read more about our approach to pensions and retirement here

Working for an organisation like ours isn't all about salary or benefits. We also invest in our employees' health, wellbeing and development.

Employee assistance

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is an independent telephone helpline available to colleagues and immediate members of their family. The EAP provides confidential support, guidance and advice to help resolve a wide range of issues – both professionally and personally.

Flexible work options

We're committed to supporting our people in finding a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we offer a range of flexible work options including part-time, job share, career breaks and flexible holiday options.

Learning and Development

Learning and development in Santander is as important to us as it is to you. This is why our leadership programme won Best People Development Programme 2016 at the 20th annual Learning and Performance Institute awards.

We approach your learning journey as a partnership. Developing your skills and knowledge is going to be critical to your success, and we'll ensure you learn to excel in looking after our customers. That might mean attending a course, using an online package or being coached by an experienced member of staff.

We're strictly governed by policies and laws, so for certain roles such as those that involve giving advice on products, we make sure everyone is up to speed. Working with some of the best training experts in the fields, you’ll undergo formal training – both in the classroom, and in a live environment – and you'll need to pass tests to prove you know your stuff. We're serious about getting it right, so we’re looking for people who take learning seriously.

Once you're settled in, we'll want you to think about your future and how you drive your personal development. It helps to think ahead and ensure that your career is moving in the right direction. We'll support you by providing access to a wide range of training opportunities and learning materials to help you learn new skills. Most importantly, it’s all about giving you room to grow – speaking to you directly, finding out your ambitions and setting out a clear path – with objectives, areas for development and real opportunities to get there.