To make things as simple, personal and fair as possible, we process entries as soon as they come in, we will close programmes as soon as we have sufficient applications to fill our roles so it's worth submitting your application as soon as possible
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So you’re excited about working for us and ready to apply. It’s a good time to find out more about our selection process and what you can expect, and prepare for, at every stage.
Frequently asked questions
Deciding where and how to start your career can be a daunting task. The Santander Early in Careers team are here to put your mind at ease and answer your questions relating to an application with us.
This varies across the different schemes. We encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible as we process applications in the order they come in, so it’s worth getting yours in quickly, especially as closing dates do sometimes change.
Yes, you can specify your first, second and third choice on your online application form (however, to tailor your application effectively, you may want to focus on just one or two different schemes).
We’ll be in touch in due course to let you know if you’ve reached the next stage of the process. Please keep an eye on your emails (please review your junk folder just in case!), as this is how we’ll contact you.
The BBC Bitesize GCSE maths test is good preparation. Our assessment specialists SHL also provide example tests featuring practice questions. It’s best to set aside some time to do this, so you don’t feel under pressure.
It’s important that you take the test before the deadline. We can only re-set the test in exceptional circumstances (you will have to contact us via telephone).
Once your interview is confirmed, we’ll send you some guidance. It’s important to remember the interview is not intended to catch you out. We want you to perform the best you can, so please make sure that you’re familiar with the detail you put on your application form. It’s also a good idea to do some of your own research into Santander.
The exact format and structure of our assessment centres vary, but we always keep the numbers limited. There’s certainly no need to be nervous. We like to give you a wide variety of activities, and the best possible chance to shine on the day.
You will need to get in touch with us by telephone. You’ll find the relevant number/s on any correspondence we send you.
Yes, we’ll reimburse your travel expenses up to the first £50. Make sure you keep all of your original receipts so you can claim your money back.
Please wait six months for our Apprentice schemes. We only run our graduate schemes on an annual basis, so you will have to wait a year (although you’re welcome to apply for other non early in career vacancies with Santander after six months).
You’ll need to apply again via this website (you will need to complete a new and updated application form).
Regrettably not. However you may want to consider non graduate-scheme roles. http://www.santanderjobs.co.uk/
We do not normally pay relocation expenses.
There will be lots of opportunities open to you once you’ve completed your scheme. While we can’t guarantee a permanent job, we will carefully explore all the different career options with you.
That depends on the exact job you take and the division you join. Salaries also vary depending on the specific role.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to defer.
Our contracts usually specify 35 hours per week, but this can vary depending on the scheme.
This varies depending on your scheme – the main benefits are all detailed on our rewards page. http://www.santanderjobs.co.uk/benefitsrewards.asp
20 days (plus bank holidays) is the minimum holiday allowance for apprentices and graduates. Depending on your specific location and business areas this figure could be higher. Even as an intern, you accrue holiday.
You don’t need a Santander UK bank account to apply. But if you’re successful, we’ll open an account to pay your salary into when you join.
Yes. You’ll need a National Insurance number in order to be paid. Please make sure you apply as soon as possible for this.
Unfortunately we do not take into account General Studies when calculating your total UCAS points.
Your starting salary will depend on which programme you join us on.
Not at all. However, if you do accept an offer elsewhere, please let us know so we can withdraw you from our processes. We’d also love to hear where you are going and to get your feedback on Santander.
This depends on the specific scheme. You’ll find this info on the relevant scheme pages.
You can contact us by emailing any enquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To join us as an apprentice, you’ll need at least two GCSEs at grades A to C including maths and English or equivalent.
Interns have to be in the second year of university and on course for a 2:1 degree. 280 UCAS points are also required.
For graduate schemes, you need at least 280 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree. Check the specific scheme pages to see which degree subjects are eligible.
There’s no age limit to apply for one of our programmes. Opportunities are open to anyone who demonstrates the right motivation, interpersonal skills and intellectual capability.
Just let us know if you need any additional help at any stage in the selection process. You can do so by contacting us at email@example.com
Absolutely not. You’ll only be judged against your aptitude and skills to do the job, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, religion & belief or sexual orientation. It makes good business sense to attract and retain talented people and develop them to their full potential.
Yes, you can tell us about these on your application form.
One of our main requirements is eligibility to work in the UK when you start work with us. That means you are responsible for obtaining a work permit.
Anyone is welcome to apply for Santander’s schemes. However, in order to participate in any of these schemes, you will need to have permission to work in the UK. Santander does not sponsor candidates for its intern, apprentice and work experience schemes and you will need to obtain the appropriate type of visa yourself.
Acceptable forms of visa which you may have include:
Tier 1 (post-study work)
Tier 4 (currently studying a Bachelor level course or above in the UK)
Tier 5 (temporary workers) Government Authorised Exchange
Santander is able to sponsor tier 2 visas for international applicants who successfully apply for graduate positions, subject to compliance with the labour market resident test (where applicable) and compliance with any applicable criteria set out in the UK’s Immigration Rules. In particular, the applicant will need to satisfy minimum English language requirements and the graduate role will need to be level NQF 6 or above and paid a minimum salary compliant with the Standard Occupational Classification code minimum (set out in Appendix J of the Immigration Rules).
Further information on the UK’s Immigration Rules can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-rules