Whether it’s identifying internal skills gaps, attracting the right talent, offering guidance or finding smarter ways to work, an effective HR team makes everything run more smoothly.
The Santander HR Graduate Programme gives you a chance to make a name for yourself while supporting those around you. It involves two years of work experience, development and appraisal, and is designed to unlock potential you didn’t even know you had.
We’ll give you real responsibility from the start, and ensure you develop the types of skills that will get you noticed. Along with a mentor to advise and support you, we’ll give you a personalised development plan which will allow us to track your progress throughout the course of the programme. Once your two years are up, you’ll then be free to take on whatever challenges you like, applying what you’ve learned along the way.
The programme is based in London, Milton Keynes or Leicester, so you’ll need to be within commuting distance of one of them.
You need to have obtained or be expecting to gain a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) ideally in an HR related degree or similar. Most importantly you’ll need to be passionate about the role HR plays in a successful organisation, and have excellent problem-solving and communication skills. You could also be willing to undertake CIPD study, if you haven’t embarked on this journey already.
This programme will involve placements across multiple areas of HR, encompassing both operational and strategic HR activities which will enable you to gain experience in areas such as HR Business Partnering, Reward, Talent, Learning, HR Policy, Employee Relations and Pensions.
You’ll also need to understand the HR agenda and its alignment to corporate priorities, so you’ll spend time with business leaders and managers from areas such as Retail, Finance, Risk, Operations and Global Businesses. This will enable you to fully understand what drive these areas of the business and how HR can support and add real value to them.