We’re one of the UK’s leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings products, with some 25 million customers, an extensive branch network, over 24,000 employees and more than 1.6 million Santander Group shareholders resident in the UK.
Right now, we’re changing the focus of the retail bank from products to customers. Another key focus is on continued IT investment and efficiency, with £490 million of planned investment over three years and continued improvements in customer service.
We’re also focused on recruiting exceptional talent into Santander UK in order to help build a strong pipeline of future leaders. Our graduate programme has been designed to provide the right candidates with a thorough and solid grounding to allow them to kick-start their career within Santander and their chosen business area. We’re committed to making sure that development continues to be a much more significant part of the scheme, which is why our graduate programmes are usually offered in fields as diverse as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Finance, Global Operations, HR and Marketing, amongst others.
Because we give them a high level of responsibility from day one and opportunities to get involved in essential networking, CSR and business events, our graduates receive the knowledge and experience needed to realise their full potential. As long as they demonstrate the required level of skills and behaviours, show us that they’re committed to making things simpler, personal and fair for our customers, and have the passion and enthusiasm to succeed, our people will continue to find that we’re the perfect company to develop their career with.