Santander Emerging Talent

Work Experience

Work experience here isn’t about tea runs and photocopying. It’s about finding out what the world of work is really like. That’s why we’ve invested in these programmes to make them the best they can be.

In fact, we have not just one but three programmes for you to choose from. Provided you’re between 15 and 19-years old, this is a great opportunity to get some experience under your belt.

Who knows, you might enjoy it so much you make a career out of it.

We’ll help you
find much more
than your feet.

What’s it all about?

In case you missed a bit in the animation above, here’s a quick summary of the key points.

Who’s it for?

Pretty much anyone between the ages of 15 and 19 who’s looking to get some experience and improve their prospects.

Our initiatives will be available across many of our core sites in 2020

Why do it?

Doing work experience is a smart move because it allows you to:

  • Boost your CVExperience what work is like
  • Develop skills employers look for (like teamwork and communication)
  • Meet new peopleFind out if banking is for you

And guess what, it might even lead to you securing a role with us. Result.

So, what can I do?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to dip your toe or get fully immersed: we have something for you. We have three programmes on offer – lasting a day, a week and a month.

WE Initiate: our Insight day

Ease yourself in with this one-day course introducing you to Santander and the world of work. The day includes a presentation on our work experience opportunities, interview preparation and a CV workshop.

WE Evolve: our 1-week placement

You’ll gain valuable experience by spending a week across our branches and head office sites. It also includes a presentation on our work experience opportunities, interview preparation and a CV workshop.

WE Flourish: our 4-week placement

Ok, so this is the big one. Build on the experience gained during your one-week placement with a four-week paid summer placement across a range of business areas. As well as turning your hand to live projects, you could find yourself fast-tracked onto one of our apprenticeships. Sweet.

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our placements have to say.

How Work Experience works for you



Speakers 4 Schools

To offer you the best experience throughout your application journey and placement, we’ve called in the experts.

Working with Speakers 4 Schools we can help you to build those valuable skills and find out what the world of work is really like. Speakers 4 Schools have an incredible reputation, since 2011 they have positively impacted over 600,000 students through schools talks and work experience.

By registering with Speakers 4 Schools your experience will be even better, here’s an example of how;

  • Offering you the ability to view, edit and track the process of your application.
  • Sharing regular communications about your application.
  • Supporting material and pre-placement preparation material available for you to use.
  • The functionality to give and receive feedback.
  • Update you with notifications about future opportunities at Santander.

Due to Covid-19 we regret that we are unable to run all of our scheduled work experience opportunities at the current time.

But the good news is we have adapted the WE Initiate (insight day) and WE Evolve (one week placement) to virtual sessions, see below

  • WE Initiate: our Insight day

    Despite what’s going on around us at this time, there’s still an opportunity to get a virtual experience. Applications are now live for sessions running from October through to November, click to register with Speakers for Schools and apply.

    Register and apply

  • WE Evolve: our 1-week placement

    Due to unprecedented demand we have had to suspend applications for the WE Evolve work experience for 2020, we are committed to supporting as many students as possible and will have an update on places for 2021 very soon. Please continue to check this page for any future updates.

  • WE Flourish: our 4-week placement

Talk to us

emergingtalent@santander.co.uk

emergingtalent@santander.co.uk