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Internship: Global Banking & Markets (Closed)

Overview »

Santander Global Banking and Markets (SGBM) is a global business unit, covering 21 countries and employing some 3,000 professionals. It works with large, complex and sophisticated clients who require a tailored service, or wholesale products that offer high value. As part of our global vision and strategy, we want to build even more value-added business with customers.

To keep the momentum going, we employ only the best. We look for passionate, delivery-focused people who can really drive our business forward. In return, you’ll get to work in a varied, fast-paced environment, where you’ll meet structured challenges that build your skills quickly. You’ll learn through hands-on experience, as well as online tutorials. You’ll even present to senior managers, so you can get individual feedback from our most experienced leaders.

Most importantly, on this scheme only, you’ll rotate around a number of different business areas within SGBM - giving you unique exposure to our wider business and the global banking markets.


SGBM UK is split into the following five key areas – plus our ‘Middle Office’ team, which offers specialist support:

Global Transaction Banking – responsible for all products related to cash management for both corporations and financial institutions. This includes commercial financing, supply chain finance services, basic lending services and TECF (Trade, Export and Commodity Finance).

Credit Markets – covers all activities related to the full credit cycle, from its origins (e.g. Debt capital markets, sales, trading and research) through risk management and structuring to distribution.

Corporate and Investment Banking – provides solutions, financial services and specialist advice to clients (both companies and global financial institutions) in order to meet their financing needs in all of the geographic areas we cover.

Equity – brings together all aspects of our equity business, including our Cash Equities, Derivatives, Futures, Securities Loans and Custody Business desks.

Rates – includes all trading activities in financial markets for interest rates and currencies. FX activities include market making, sales, research and quantitative analysis.

Middle Office – each of these areas is supported by specialist Middle Office teams, which provide specialist skills and knowledge.

As well as the unique exposure gained across a range of different areas, as you travel round the company, you’ll also pave the way for a potential career with one of the world’s leading banks.

Location »

The Global Banking & Markets internship will be based at our Santander UK Head Office in central London.

What we look for in you »

To join the programme you will need:

  • To currently be an undergraduate - either in your second year at university, or third year if yours is a four-year course
  • A minimum of 280 UCAS points or equivalent and to be on course for a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant degree - Business, Economics or Maths related degrees are desirable but not essential.
  • You’ll need exceptional numerical reasoning skills, and strong written and verbal communication abilities. Fluency in English is essential, and competency in a second language would be highly desirable. Work experience in a related role and environment would also be an advantage.

You will also ideally have:

  • A minimum of one position of responsibility held at university or school (e.g. Vice-President of a society, Team Captain, Secretary, Treasurer etc.)
  • A minimum of two months' customer-related work experience. This could include face-to-face or telephone contact with the public/customers/clients. It can be part-time or voluntary and need not be over a continuous two month period