Santander Emerging Talent

Apprenticeship programmes

Our apprenticeships are the complete package.

You want real experience with a world-leading bank? You got it. A good wage and an industry-recognised qualification? It’s yours. What’s more, there’s a whole range of schemes for you to choose from. We’re talking entry, higher and degree-level apprenticeships. In areas like finance, tech, customer service…

Bit of a no brainer, really.

Earning while learning.
Now there’s a thought.

What’s it all about?

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

What’s involved? 

Every Santander apprenticeship scheme is different. Some last 12 months, others take up to four years. Some lead to a level 3 qualification, while others are on par with a degree.

However, every apprenticeship scheme offers you:

  • A real job with hands-on experience
  • Decent salary from day one
  • Tailored training and development
  • Chance to gain an industry-recognised qualification 
  • The opportunity to join us full-time if you succeed

Who’s it for?

Almost everyone. If you’ve left school at 16 with GCSEs, an entry-level apprenticeship could be perfect. If you have A-levels, a higher or degree-level apprenticeship could be more your thing. We even have graduates doing them. They offer an excellent training in business, and there’s no upper age limit to becoming an apprentice.

Why do it?

Apprenticeships are all the rage these days, and with good reason. They offer you the chance to get paid and gain an industry-recognised qualification at the same time. And unlike university, there are no tuition fees to pay, so no scary debts to worry about.

But it’s not just about money. With a Santander apprenticeship, you get training that’s second to none. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals, developing real-world skills alongside your classroom training. You put theory into practice every day.

What training and benefits will I get?

With each apprenticeship, we have a dedicated training provider to help you learn and get qualified. You could be learning though online courses, classroom sessions or a mixture of both. You’ll also have unlimited access to our own online learning portal, which provides training on a diverse range of subjects.

And the real beauty of an apprenticeship is you’re treated like every other Santander employee. You’re on a proper contract with us and get all the perks that come with full employment, including:

  • 25 days’ paid holiday (with option to sell or buy more)
  • Company pension and life coverSharesave and partnership shares
  • Discounts on brands like Boots, Vue and John Lewis, plus many more
  • Discounted travel through Kuoni, Virgin, Expedia Hotels & TUI
  • Cycle to work schemesSalary sacrifice car scheme
  • Charitable giving optionsSpecial rates on our products and services

Meet Charlotte, our Digital Apprentice

Found out why taking the apprenticeship path was such a great move for Charlotte.

Our schemes

Take a look at the choice of schemes and levels available and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. If, on the off chance, your preferred choice is not currently available, don’t be disappointed. We’ll update as soon as it’s available again. In the meantime, sign up to our Talent Community so we can keep you up to speed with any suitable opportunities as they come up. Or check out some of our previous roles to see what’s been available before.

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