Work Experience

An intelligent future
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Our work experience programme is your opportunity to develop the skills and experiences that will influence your career – by getting involved in real-world projects in a diverse range of business areas. Offered in partnership with Career Ready UK, NCS and schools across the UK, the scheme helped put us in the Top 100 most popular employers for School Leavers through GTI Media.

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Meet our work experience colleagues

  • "It was great to be able to visit customer meetings to see how relationships are built."



  • "My work experience allowed me to gain confidence with meeting and talking to new people. It’s an experience I’ll never forget."


    Branch Network

  • "I've learned a lot about how vital each person's individual job role is to a business. Thanks for the fantastic experience!"



  • "It’s the perfect mix between attending meetings, office admin, and project work – the ideal introduction to office life"


    Technology & Operations

  • "My manager lined up a great 2 weeks for me – I’ve seen everything in terms of insurance from start to end and have enjoyed it very much. Now I’m really interested in the Apprenticeship programme."


    Insurance Acquisition

  • "This was a great work placement and I learnt a great deal. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I'd like to do an internship next year!"


    Retail Banking

Our people

Everyone here lives by our behaviours – it’s what brings us all together and makes us such a great team. And that’s what we’ll be looking for in you.

How it works

Placements can last either two weeks, between April and July, or six weeks – between July and August. With teams across the UK, wherever and whenever you join us you’ll contribute to projects designed to make banking simple, personal and fair.

Submit your application 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.

Did you know...

we were judged as one of the most attractive employers in 2016 by Universum

Different Thinking

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