Santander invites applications for apprenticeships
30 July 2012
Santander is today launching a new apprenticeship scheme which will see up to 50 apprentices recruited into the bank's business and retail banking divisions.
The Santander Apprenticeship Scheme is open to people of any age and successful applicants will join a work-based training programme at the company's offices in Bootle and Bradford. Lasting up to two years and leading to a nationally recognised qualification, the scheme offers a variety of apprenticeships: a customer service or business administration technical certificate or a financial services professional qualification.
Anyone interested in the Santander Apprenticeship Scheme can find out more details and complete an online application by visiting: www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Cameron Bird, HR Operations Director at Santander, said: "We are committed to creating an inclusive workforce, one that reflects the communities where our branches and business centres are based, so we're encouraging people from all backgrounds and ages to apply for these roles. Apprenticeships are a great way to benefit from work-based training and at the same time gain a recognised qualification, particularly vital for those at an early stage in their careers."
Santander is working with specialist providers Intraining and Skills Solutions who have designed the apprenticeships to focus on developing people's experience, skills and knowledge, benchmarked at a national level within the financial services sector. The initial 50 Santander Apprenticeships are expected to be followed by an increased cohort in 2013.