Santander Emerging Talent


Fresh out of school but lacking experience? A traineeship could suit you down to the ground. It’ll be a maximum seven-week programme that’ll build your skills and confidence, so you’re all systems go for the world of work. What’s more, it could even lead to you landing an apprenticeship with us.

Bundles of experience
to kick-start your career

What’s it all about?

Find out below, from requirements and eligibility, to benefits and the different schemes that we offer.

What’s involved?

In the first few weeks, you’ll get stuck into interactive workshops. These will see you developing the key skills employers look for. You’ll learn about interview techniques, business numeracy, effective communication and more.

You’ll then spend the next three weeks getting work experience. Based either at our Bradford or Liverpool contact centres, you’ll find out what makes us tick and get a real feel for the working world.

Once this is complete, we’ll help you put together a portfolio to show potential employers all the skills and experiences you gained during the programme.

During the final week, you’ll also have an interview with a Santander line manager, which could potentially secure you a position as a Retail Contact Centre Apprentice.

Who’s it for?

This programme is for those who’ve left school but don’t feel ready for work yet. If you don’t have a level-3 qualification and are not currently in employment, this programme will give you the boost you need.

Ok, so now for the small print. To take part in the traineeship you need to be:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic
  • Unemployed at the start of the apprenticeship
  • Have little or no work experience
  • Have GCSEs in Maths and English (at grade ‘E’ or above)
  • Be assessed as ready for employment/apprenticeship (within six months of starting)

What will I get out of it?

  • Core skills every employer wants
  • Real, hands-on work experience
  • A portfolio that shows evidence of your skills
  • City & Guilds entry level 3 employability qualification
  • Chance to progress to an apprenticeship with us

Even if you don’t progress to an apprenticeship with us, you’ll emerge from this programme with a ton of confidence. You’ll have the skills, experiences and mindset needed to kickstart your career.

Sounds great – how do I apply?

To offer you the best experience we’ve called in the experts!

Together BPP University and Santander will take you through the programme. We’ll help you to build those valuable skills and bring it all to life through your work placement. Click on the apply button and we’ll connect you to BPP to get your application started!

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