#YOUWRITEWHATSNEXT


What can you expect?


It’s an extensive 24-month programme, where you’ll learn from, and support, some of the best gurus in the technology industry to ensure Santander stays at the forefront of the FinTech digital transformation. As you progress, you’ll develop your skills and build the relationships that will influence the rest of your career. Working in Milton Keynes, Leicester or London the programme will set you apart as a future technologist, so by the end of the programme you’ll be a trusted professional, ready to further pursue your ambitions.

Our programme is all about making a contribution to live projects right from the start. That means you’ll have plenty of scope to share your ideas, convey your passion about software development and work within a business that’s genuinely committed to bringing ideas and solutions to life.

#YOUWRITEWHATSNEXT is a challenge that gives you an opportunity! Impress us with your thinking and potentially earn yourself a place on our graduate programme. Share your vision for the future of technology - if you are shortlisted you will come along to see us for the day to present your ideas in person to the Leadership Team. Success at this stage means your ‘prize’ will be a place on our graduate programme.

All participants will receive a Santander UK Technology #YOUWRITEWHATSNEXT accreditation - as recognition of your contribution – great for your CV.

If you have an idea for the future of FinTech, click here for details of our 2018 opportunities

Learning and Development


During the programme you will rotate every six months to work in a technology-focused role and you will enjoy a learning programme tailored to teach the technical, business and relationship skills you will need. Your journey starts with an intensive induction course where you’ll learn the way we work – whilst gaining hands-on exposure to the digital tools that are shaping our future – such as Blockchain, viVR technologies, AI, Big Data and NoSQL - and you will develop your professional network as part of a bustling graduate community. We are very proud to have been shortlisted in the Best Graduate Induction Awards 2018 for Springboard; our two year programme of learning, support and experience is designed to give you a jump start to your career. Find out more from our current graduates, Rebecca and Jessica here.

Your dedicated graduate manager provides guidance, advice on your career path and engaging work that suits your unique ambitions. A graduate buddy will also be around to support you both personally and professionally throughout your first year. Learn more about the team from one of our current leaders, Nici Bullivant, Head of Data Engineering & Innovation.

Our behaviours

At Santander Technology we share more than just a passion for software and systems development. Santander has formed a set of behaviours that help us create an environment where our simple, personal and fair values can flourish and be sustained. Our behaviours are what bring us all together. Learn more about how our behaviours influenced the product development for the Payoo app.

Quotes from our recent graduate cohort

  I have been part of really challenging but highly rewarding projects on the programme so far. There’s a big emphasis on innovation which means I’m constantly learning about new technologies and always being encouraged to find new and better ways of doing things. From day one I started gaining new skills, not just in technology, but also in stakeholder and business management.  

Women in IT


It’s no secret that women are under-represented in business, and that is especially true in IT, where just 17.5% of professionals are women. With women accounting for almost 32% of our people in Santander UK Technology, we’re well ahead of the industry average, but we’ve no plans to stop there. We are working towards true gender parity, in which women are represented equally at all levels of the business, and our pledge to the Charter for Women in Finance is just the start of that journey. Find out more about the work we are doing with Women in Finance here. We will view positively applications from women applying for graduate roles.

Our application process

We have a simple online application form and an industry standard online critical reasoning tool and then, if you meet the benchmark, we will call you to discuss your application further and discuss the #YOUWRITEWHATSNEXT challenge.  Then it’s over to you to stand out and impress us with your idea!

We will invite the candidates who submit the most creative, meaningful and insightful entries to come along and present their ideas to us in person.

If you’re ready to #WRITEWHATSNEXT in FinTech – we are waiting to hear from you!