Graduate scheme

A fulfilling future
brings passion

Our graduate schemes provide everything you’ll need to realise your future by contributing to cutting-edge live projects designed to make banking simple, personal and fair. With a combination of traditional classroom teaching and on-the job training you’ll learn from some of the most passionate colleagues in the business – all while building the relationships that will influence your entire career.

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Meet our graduates

  • Andrew

    Corporate Banking
  • Charlotte

    Corporate and Commercial,
    Banking Graduate
    University of East Anglia

    "I actually first worked here on an internship in London as a strategy and performance analyst. The internship saw me monitoring and forecasting performance for the corporate bank – which is more responsibility than I’d imagined! I also organised a pub quiz for charity with a team of interns from different departments, which was really rewarding. After completing my 10-week internship, I was offered a place on the SCCB graduate scheme – and naturally I couldn’t wait to come back!

    I’m currently undertaking the first placement of my graduate scheme in London as a Relationship Manager for the corporate bank in the Financial Services and Professionals team. Each day is different, but my duties include managing existing clients and developing new customer relationships. In addition, I attend meetings with my Relationship Director, promote our products and write credit papers. It’s a fast paced and varied role, and I’m looking forward to the rest of my placements.

    I have encountered many challenges here, but I’ve learned to overcome them and adapt. I’ve developed valuable communication skills and gained confidence in engaging with team members and senior members of staff. I have a lot of responsibility, and right from the start people have turned to me to handle tasks that have real value. There’s a brilliant culture and here, with supportive colleagues that share my values and behaviours.

  • Lea

    Internal Audit Graduate,
    Natural Sciences
    (Mathematics and Statistics
    and Biomedical Sciences),

    “My first exposure to the office life was as an Internal Audit intern with Santander. At first I was very apprehensive, especially as I did not really know what Internal Audit was! I was welcomed and treated like a real member of the team from day one though, and I soon learned my way around.

    I think most people expect interns to be given the photocopying and do the tea runs –but the level of work and responsibility I was given far exceeded my expectations. With continuous support and feedback from the team, I was taking part in meetings and doing work that would actually be used in the audits. The trust in my ability and the approachable manner of the team really highlighted Santander as an ideal place to continuously learn and challenge myself.

    The inclusive culture and the great working environment here is what drew me back as a Graduate Auditor. My future career at Santander is very exciting, and there are plenty of opportunities to progress and develop, not only within my career, but also as a valued member of a growing business.

Our benefits

We’re committed to being the best bank for our people, our customers, our
shareholders and our communities – and that starts with truly listening to your big ideas and ambitions and recognising your successes.

As a Santander employee you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and participate in either a bonus or incentive scheme. You can also expect a range of employee benefits, including:

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Typically £30,000 per

27 days paid holiday
per annum

The choice to buy or
sell or buy up to 5 days of holiday per year

Opportunities to join our retirement plan

Our Recognising You scheme, in which great colleagues are nominated for rewards

A range of other
benefits, discounts and share schemes tailored to your own needs

  • Your Learning and Development

    We’re a fast-paced and dynamic organisation, offering new graduates a wealth of opportunities for personal development and growth. Everything we do comes back to making things simple, personal and fair, and that means giving our people room to grow – supporting their talents and creating a diverse culture, where everyone counts. Explore our learning and development opportunities.

  • A diverse range of learning styles

    Based on a programme of six-month learning cycles, you’ll enjoy a proven blend of learning styles – including online courses, classroom style learning, face-to-face experiential events and on-the-job practice. This could lead to industry-recognised qualifications – such as ACCA or CIMA on our Finance programme. You’ll also build a network of graduates and other colleagues – starting with our structured induction programme.

  • Developing personal skills

    Our e-learning resources are an incredible way to further develop your skills in almost any business area wherever you are. What’s more, you’ll have opportunities to make a difference and share your new skills by taking part in a Charity project.

  • Tracking your progress

    We value your feedback on how we’re doing! If you’re ready to speak up with big ideas on how to make things better, we’re ready to make them happen. To support that commitment you’ll have a dedicated graduate manager throughout the entire programme – along with a graduate buddy, who’ll support you with first-hand insights into succeeding as a graduate before you even begin.

  • Final months and beyond

    We’ll support you through your final months on the scheme as you develop into a trusted technical expert. The development journey throughout the two years is to help support you transition into organisational roles off the programme.

Realise your future.

Working with the support and training of some of the most passionate experts in the business, in just 24 months you’ll develop into a trusted business leader. If you’re ready to work on live projects to transform our future, this programme is for you.

Apply today

Deciding where and how to start your career can be a daunting task. The Santander Emerging Talent team are here to put your mind at ease and answer your questions relating to an application with us. Visit our FAQs area to find out more.

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