Santander  UK Graduate Recruitment Why work experience is helpful…… Customer Service : Customer Loyalty : Efficiency : Mer...
Santander UK 2011 Graduate Opportunities <ul><li>To find out more about our graduate opportunities,  </li></ul><ul><li>to ...
Our Opportunities <ul><li>Direct Entry roles  - offers graduates immediate and imminent start opportunities. Currently, th...
<ul><li>Different business areas, different approach  - depending how and when you join, you may benefit from different bu...
Expectations from our graduates <ul><li>What we expected: </li></ul><ul><li>To be closely managed in our first role </li><...
Life at Santander <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly fixed working day 9-5, but lots of offices to work from </li></ul>...
Transition from University to Santander <ul><li>Thorough Graduate induction: </li></ul><ul><li>Induction with in Milton Ke...
Interesting things we have been up to.. <ul><li>A day in the community aiding Santander CSR </li></ul><ul><li>Santander co...
SANTANDER – SIZE & POSITIONING <ul><li>The fourth largest international bank in the world by profit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
SANTANDER’S VISIONS & VALUES <ul><li>Santander aims to consolidate itself as a large international financial group which p...
<ul><ul><li>One of the largest mortgage  and savings providers in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 1,300 branches (Abb...
Types of work experience <ul><li>placements and internships  – formal, structured programmes which often act as a ‘foot in...
Why work experience works for you............ <ul><li>Getting a good degree is no longer good enough on its own </li></ul>...
Why your work experience works for an employer....... <ul><li>’ Employers are likely to be looking for graduates who can d...
 
 
Summary <ul><li>Almost all of the UK’s leading graduate employers are offering work experience programmes for students and...
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  1. 1. Santander UK Graduate Recruitment Why work experience is helpful…… Customer Service : Customer Loyalty : Efficiency : Meritocracy : Teamwork
  2. 2. Santander UK 2011 Graduate Opportunities <ul><li>To find out more about our graduate opportunities, </li></ul><ul><li>to participate in an online web chat, </li></ul><ul><li>or to read & watch videos of some of our current graduates, </li></ul><ul><li>and to apply, </li></ul><ul><li>please visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.santanderukgraduates.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Opportunities <ul><li>Direct Entry roles - offers graduates immediate and imminent start opportunities. Currently, these roles are within our Branch network, although this may be expanded – see our website for details. </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn 2011 roles – these specialist schemes cover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Audit, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Banking, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk (Santander Cards), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Santander Asset Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All these opportunities have an Autumn 2011 start date. </li></ul><ul><li>We now also have an opportunity to register for our Summer Internships 2011 places </li></ul><ul><li>See our website for details, to apply or to register your interest for updates: </li></ul><ul><li>www.santanderukgraduates.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Different business areas, different approach - depending how and when you join, you may benefit from different but role-appropriate training and development </li></ul><ul><li>From University to the work-place – whichever route you choose to join Santander, we support you through the transition from University to work </li></ul><ul><li>Real Stories - as an example, read on to hear from a couple of recently recruited graduates </li></ul>Real-life experiences
  5. 5. Expectations from our graduates <ul><li>What we expected: </li></ul><ul><li>To be closely managed in our first role </li></ul><ul><li>To be part of a large team working on part of a large project </li></ul><ul><li>What actually happened: </li></ul><ul><li>Given our own projects to manage and deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to meet senior management almost from day one </li></ul><ul><li>Provided with lots of support: Mentors and Grad Buddies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life at Santander <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly fixed working day 9-5, but lots of offices to work from </li></ul><ul><li>Fast paced environment </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to gain senior stakeholder exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of different stakeholders to manage </li></ul><ul><li>Very strict cost controls </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of opportunities within teams </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of influence from Madrid </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting time to be at Santander </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate environment </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical structure </li></ul><ul><li>Very strict cost controls </li></ul><ul><li>Fast paced and ever changing environment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transition from University to Santander <ul><li>Thorough Graduate induction: </li></ul><ul><li>Induction with in Milton Keynes for up to 3 days </li></ul><ul><li>Our Direct Entry roles attend a Personal Banking Advisor Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Business Induction: </li></ul><ul><li>Duration can vary from department to department </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to meet lots of people within your department </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise yourself with how your function actually works </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting things we have been up to.. <ul><li>A day in the community aiding Santander CSR </li></ul><ul><li>Santander conference attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Graduate recruiters meeting </li></ul><ul><li>A day in a branch </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Fun Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming Up... and our development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help improve our own skill sets by facilitating a variety of Career Workshops/Seminars at Santander University branches to assist undergraduates in recruitment techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Helping to facilitate a graduate assessment centre </li></ul><ul><li>Possible trip to Santander Madrid HQ – Boadilla </li></ul>
  9. 9. SANTANDER – SIZE & POSITIONING <ul><li>The fourth largest international bank in the world by profit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 8.9 billion attributable profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 53.9 million market capitalisation . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 1,163,355 million managed funds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positioned as one of the most highly valued brands in the finance sector (third in the world according to the consultant Brand Finance ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 91 million customers, over 14,000 branches, more than 170,000 employees and c.3 million shareholders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence in more than 10 major markets </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SANTANDER’S VISIONS & VALUES <ul><li>Santander aims to consolidate itself as a large international financial group which provides increasingly high returns to its shareholders and satisfies all the financial needs of its customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Santander has a customer-focused business model that delivers a high level of recurrence in its earnings and results, in spite of the recent difficult economic and financial circumstances. It has a strong presence in local markets combined with corporate policies and global reach. Santander also holds a unique position in international banking, with a solid base of recurrent retail commercial banking and a high degree of geographical diversification, to guarantee its future. </li></ul><ul><li>Our corporate values : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Centric </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>One of the largest mortgage and savings providers in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 1,300 branches (Abbey, A&L and B&B) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 40 regional sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main offices: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Belfast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bingley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bootle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bradford </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glasgow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leicester </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>London </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milton Keynes </li></ul></ul></ul>FACTS & FIGURES
  12. 12. Types of work experience <ul><li>placements and internships – formal, structured programmes which often act as a ‘foot in the door’ </li></ul><ul><li>casual work experience – informal, found by speculative applications or through contacts </li></ul><ul><li>temporary work – a chance to earn money and gain experience at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>voluntary work – another great way to boost your skills base, particularly if you’re pursuing a related career </li></ul><ul><li>work shadowing – unpaid but can be the only option in some of the more competitive career areas. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why work experience works for you............ <ul><li>Getting a good degree is no longer good enough on its own </li></ul><ul><li>Improves your “employability” </li></ul><ul><li>Enables differentiation – versus other candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate competence ie soft skills and increase confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Can help you decide what type of organisation you would like to invest your time in and choose as an employer </li></ul><ul><li>Become more commercially astute </li></ul><ul><li>Put theory into practice and apply learning in business context </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits pro-activity and </li></ul><ul><li>If you are lucky – can be a great way for you to gain employment fairly seamlessly ie internships </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts can act as future referees </li></ul><ul><li>You may even get paid!! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why your work experience works for an employer....... <ul><li>’ Employers are likely to be looking for graduates who can demonstrate softer skills such as teamworking, cultural awareness, leadership and communication skills, as well as academic achievement’ - AGR </li></ul><ul><li>Your experience tends to help you during the screening and assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation helps us make informed decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Can mean your transition into the work place is more effective </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to gauge your competence and if oth parties are lucky enough to extend an offer of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Normally linked to higher retention rates </li></ul><ul><li>Getting good candidates with the right skills is still difficult for the majority of graduate recruiters (AGR 2010) </li></ul>
  15. 17. Summary <ul><li>Almost all of the UK’s leading graduate employers are offering work experience programmes for students and recent graduates, during the 2010-2011 academic year a total of 10,665 places are available. </li></ul><ul><li>Three-fifths of employers are providing industrial placements for undergraduates (typically for 6-12 months) or vacation work lasting more than three weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly two-thirds of recruiters warn that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>At least half the graduate vacancies advertised this year by City investment banks and the leading law firms are likely to be filled by graduates who have already completed work experience with the employer. </li></ul>

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