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'The next chapter starts here'

Helping our customers at the moments that matter most. Santander UK is a large retail and commercial bank based in the UK and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major global bank Banco Santander.

About us

Santander is one of the largest and most successful financial groups in the world, and our ambition is to become the best bank for our customers, investors and employees. With an eye on the future, we recognise that technology is rapidly changing how customers bank and pay on the move and we are working to be at the forefront of that change.

Motivated by strong team work, an innovative approach to technology, market- leading incentive packages, and a culture of support, we deliver our personal best, every day. We focus on giving graduates everything they need to thrive as future leaders in their chosen areas. That means if they’re genuinely passionate, and bring an enthusiasm to their role, graduates are in a great position to develop the skills, experiences and relationships that will kick-start their careers.

Graduate programmes that create happy beginnings

We know your background or degree doesn’t tell the whole story. That’s why we’re much more interested in what makes you, you. Your ideas, your unique perspective, your desire to embrace change and succeed, while always remaining true to yourself. Our wide choice of programmes will help you on your way, providing the support, training, competitive salary, and opportunities to make a career with us a real page-turner.

Our programmes

Plot a page-turning career with us.

Browse through our variety of programmes to find one that’s suited to you and the career story you want to develop. Whatever your degree background, each programme gives you the opportunity to create an exciting future with us, whatever your background. Applications open in early January 2023.

What’s involved?

Every graduate scheme is different, and the skills you need across each one will vary. That's why we’ve applied degree neutrality to our programmes, to attract graduates with different types of degrees and grades, as we're looking for skills found within many disciplines.

Whether you're rotating across different business areas or based in London or Milton Keynes, you'll work with expert team members who will inspire and support you to be your best.

It varies between schemes, but here's a general overview of what we're looking for:

  • Actual or anticipated completion of a Bachelor’s degree
  • A collaborative approach to work
  • Passion for learning
  • Commitment to The Santander Way, and our five behaviours:
  • Think Customer: 'I care about our customers so I go the extra mile to earn their trust and loyalty'
  • Embrace change: 'I embrace new challenges and I see new ways of doing things as an opportunity to grow'
  • Act Now: 'I take accountability and manage risks accordingly, always keeping things simple'
  • Move Together: 'I seek opportunities to promote collaboration and work together to achieve common goals'
  • Speak Up: 'I feel free to raise any idea, ask any question or escalate any issues or risks, building an environment of respect and trust. I am comfortable sharing and receiving feedback.'

What can I expect?

While each scheme requires a different set of skills and output, each graduate will benefit from the following to help with their personal and professional development:

  • Exposure to critical business projects
  • Rotations to broaden your experience
  • A structured development programme focused accelerating your capability
  • Support for a professional qualification
  • Opportunity to build a career as a trusted expert
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentorship from our senior leaders
  • Access to ongoing career coaching
  • Face to face networking with your peers
  • Working at our innovative new facility, Unity Place*
  • A permanent position upon completion

Corporate & Commercial Banking roles may be based in locations across the country including London

Santander. Setting potential free.

At Santander we’re creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

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