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A kinder future
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Everything we do comes back to finding innovative new ways to make banking simple, personal and fair. Just one example of a project our Emerging Talent programmes have influenced is our recent voice-banking feature – which allows our customers to securely access basic account information by simply asking their smartphone. Advancements like this start with a culture that uses and improves the latest technology, embraces change and values individuality.

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Career Ready

    Our long-term partnership with Career ready is all about helping young people prepare for the world of work and realise their futures. Our volunteers within the Emerging Talent programme are each assigned a student, providing them with support and guidance.

    What’s more, with full support throughout the programme, our volunteers have opportunities to cultivate their coaching skills – so it’s a chance to develop yourself too!

    Barnardo’s and Age UK

    Last year, our interns raised an incredible £20,000 for our charity partners – Barnardo’s and Age UK. The fundraising event started in July, with teams of interns working hard at activities including, bake sales, raffles and even contactless payment collections!

    It’s been a great opportunity to see our interns taking on important team roles, learning new skills and most importantly benefitting a great cause.

  • Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    Confident in finding talent in all our communities. Helping all our disabled people be the best they can be

  • Santander Dragons unleashed

    As part of our partnership with the National Citizen Service, our people across the UK have volunteered their time to take part in Dragon’s Den style events. Colleagues took on the role of Dragons as 80,000 young people pitched for funding from Santander for social action projects to benefit their local community.

    It’s an incredible learning opportunity both for the entrants our colleagues – with some amazing benefits for the communities that support us.

  • Diversity and support networks

    The excellent work we deliver as a business all comes down to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Our employee-led networks are all about supporting the diversity of thought that makes this a great place realise your future.

  • Women in Business

    Our focus is to encourage a more balanced representation of women at Santander and help our female colleagues feel more empowered to fulfil their true potential.

  • Embrace

    Embrace provides a community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees to come together to share information, personal experience, hold discussions and support one another. We want our people to feel they've got the support they need and to be part of an inclusive culture where you can be exactly who you are.

  • Ethnicity@Work

    Ethnicity@Work aims to celebrate and embrace different cultures, raising awareness about race diversity and different cultures, providing a place to share information and experiences based on traditions, ethnicity, heritage and customs.

  • Enable!

    Millions of people in the UK have a disability, and many of our colleagues are either directly or indirectly affected by disability. We continue to build a working environment where our people feel accepted and included. Our Enable! network is undergoing a re-launch and will provide employees with a platform to share, learn, discuss and support.

  • Parents & Carers

    Coming Soon –Our Parents & Carers network is brand new network within Santander. Providing support to those who are parents or who have caring responsibilities for family or friends. Our aim is to help educate colleagues on the challenges faced by these individuals, with a vision for all to be able to be maintain a healthy work-life balance and to reach their full potential, regardless of their personal circumstances.

Santander Universities

We think education is the most powerful way help societies develop and prosper. That’s why we collaborate with over a thousand universities in 22 countries worldwide – from Chile to China, Spain to Singapore.

In 2007 we brought our Santander Universities initiative to the UK. Now we’re working with 81 British higher education institutions – supporting international exchanges, entrepreneurial projects, scholarships, internships and more.

So far we’ve awarded over 35,000 scholarships, interns and grants, including:

15,553 Mobility grants

7,536 Scholarships

1,395 Awards

10,865 Internships

3,900 collaboration projects with higher education institutions

€160 million of funding to higher education institutions

  • Partnerships and Recognition

    We're proud to promote equality & inclusion through our partnerships including Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.

    We've also received external recognition for our approach to supporting diversity, with the Two Ticks – 'Positive about Disabled People' accreditation and ENEI e-quality gold standard.

  • Disability confident employer

    Disability confident employer

    Confident in finding talent in all our communities. Helping all our disabled people be the best.

  • Stonewall

    Stonewall

    Stonewall’s mission is to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

    Santander is delighted to partner with Stonewall to help create real change for the better. 

  • Mindful Employer

    Mindful Employer

    Santander has committed to the Mindful Employer Charter, a voluntary commitment to support  staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.

  • Business Disability Forum

    Business Disability Forum

    Santander is a Partner member of the Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

  • Women in Finance Charter

    Women in Finance Charter

    Santander is a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter. This is a commitment with HM Treasury to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms.

  • Time to Change

    Time to Change

    Santander is a signatory of the Time to Change Employer Pledge demonstrating our commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported.

  • GNI MAG

    GNI MAG

    Santander are delighted to be headline sponsor of the GNI Awards 2017. It is just one of the ways in which we show our commitment to the LGBT+ community. Santander is committed to supporting diversity and to creating an inclusive culture.

  • Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

    Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

    Santander is a member of The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei), the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

  • The Good Recruitment Campaign

    The Good Recruitment Campaign

    The Good Recruitment Campaign helps organisations benchmark their current recruitment methods and reinvigorate their strategies in order to attract the right candidate. It helps to address youth employment through our recruitment procedures; for example, through the provision of apprenticeships and traineeships, and by working with recruitment organisations who have signed up to the REC’s Youth Employment Charter.

AWARDS

  • Rate My Placement Table

    Rate My Placement Table

    Santander has been announced as the 80th best undergraduate employer by Rate My Placement in their annual ranking of the top 100 undergraduate employers across all sectors. This is based on reviews submitted on RateMyPlacement.co.uk by students who have worked at companies in the previous academic year.

  • Times Top 100

    Times Top 100

    Santander has again been recognised by the Times Top 100 featuring at 55 in the annual rankings of top graduate employers. The list ranks the UK’s most sought after and prestigious graduate employers, as voted for independently by final year students.

Different Thinking

What’s important to us is that we’re building a bank with the future in mind...