Applications for the Returnships programme are now closed.

Santander’s returnships programme is all about recognising the valuable skills and abilities you’ve developed in your working life so far. If you’re a professional and you’re looking to return from a career break of more than one year, this programme is for you.


What are they offering?

It is a flexible 20-week scheme, during which you will have all the help you need to ease back into your career. That will include on-the-job technical training along with coaching to develop your soft skills. 

What's more, you will have a dedicated mentor on hand, ready to guide you and answer any questions you might have as you continue on your career journey. If you have been on a career break for one year or more and are now ready to put the skills you have developed to good use, we will support you in making this happen.

If you are one of the successful new starters, your first day with us will be Monday 25thFebruary 2019 in our Triton Square office in London. Your first week with us will be focused on getting to know Santander and our business. You will be introduced to your buddy and line manager, and welcomed into the 20-week programme by the Diversity & Inclusion and Talent teams.

Who are they looking for?

Santander are currently recruiting for three different positions; Project Manager, Business Analyst and VP for Coverage Areas.

  • As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the management of large scale multi-disciplinary programmes across the Group, influencing policy and strategy, to maximise the impact on shareholder value to the agreed business case. Alongside this, the role will involve collaboration with internal stakeholders and external partners as determined by the project.
  • As a Business Analyst, you will work collaboratively with business stakeholders to ensure delivery of key management and performance information to support day-to-day service delivery.
  • Our VP for Coverage Areas role sits within Santander Global Corporate Bank, where you will ensure that all regulatory and governance requirements are met, and desk processes and procedures are followed, including the maintenance of client management information.

Why Santander?

With over 150 years of experience, Santander has built a strong, international presence, with more branches worldwide than any other bank. Dedicated to making things simple, personal and fair for their customers, their aim is to become the best bank in the UK, and they know they can’t make it happen without their people. That’s why they promote an environment where everyone counts. Santander is committed to being fully inclusive and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Through their partnerships and employee led networks they seek to empower everyone to develop their full potential. They are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers by the Top Employers Institute since 2012, as well as The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 and The Top 50 Employers for Social Mobility 2018.

How to apply
You can find more information about the programme, roles and application process, in addition to support on updating your CV and interview skills, via this link: https://www.santanderjobs.co.uk/returnships/about-our-programmes.html

Applications for roles will close on 10th September 2018.

If your online application is successful, a member of the resourcing team will contact you via telephone to discuss your experience and the opportunity in more detail.  If you are successful following your call with a member of our team, you will be invited to our Recruitment Readiness day on Thursday 18th October 2018 between 9:15am and 2:30pm at:
The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN

The day will give you the opportunity to explore what it's like to work at Santander. You will also meet some of the 2018 Returnees and the current team to find out more about the Returnship Programme.


If you have any questions, please email resourcing@santander.co.uk  or call 0870 414 9080.