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Our apprenticeship programmes are the perfect place to learn the inner workings of one of the world’s leading banks. If you’re looking to launch your career, make banking simpler and earn your degree while you do, this is where you’ll make it happen.

Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

Salary: £17,000

What it’s all about

Any way you look at it, technology is changing the way we live. And that goes for banking too. As a Digital and Technology Solutions apprentice you’ll make a meaningful impact on live projects right from the start. Whether you’re developing industry-leading apps such as Spendlytics or Apple Pay, working with Big Data or protecting our people from cyber crime, you’ll be supported by some of the most knowledgeable colleagues in the business over the four-year programme.

Where you’ll work

You’ll be primarily based in either our Leicester or Milton Keynes office

Who we’re looking for

If you’re genuinely passionate about using technology to improve the way we work, we’re interested in you. You’ll also need a predicted or achieved total of 260 UCAS points in Maths, English, Science, Business Studies or IT (or equivalent), and the confidence to speak up when you see new ways to make things more simple, personal and fair.

In return, you can expect to be equipped with everything you need to become an expert in your field. It’s all about giving you expertise in a diverse range of areas. So with a fully paid degree as well as a tailored mix of on-the-job training and dedicated classroom learning time, you’ll always be given plenty of room to grow. You’ll also enjoy a flexible benefits package designed around you.

If you have big ideas about what the future of banking could look like, and want to turn them into actions, we want to hear from you.


Applications for our September 2017 apprenticeships will be opening in November 2016.

About the Degree Apprenticeship

Our Degree programme is designed to bring together a range of digital and technology disciplines, with a balance of technical competence and intellectual and practical skills that will support you both as a learner and as future digital and technology solutions professional.

The programme combines innovative study content with real-world experience and insight from expert tutors, delivering the practical skills and industry knowledge to help you to excel in the workplace.

The programme runs for four years and is split in to three core modules: Stage 1 (Level 4): 18 months, Certificate of Higher Education Stage 2 (Level 5): 18 months, Diploma of Higher Education Stage 3 (Level 6): 18 months, Bachelor of Digital and Technical Solutions

During your time on the Apprenticeship, you will look at the following areas: information technology systems, systems development, information and cyber security, business organisation and data analytics, project management and computer networks.

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Introduce yourself

As an Apprentice you’ll quickly gain a real insight into working with Santander. Initially you will experience a typical, tailored induction. Then before you know it you will know all the key people, processes and information about the area you will be working in.

Develop skills

From the very first day you will be supported with the training you need to work in a digital role across a variety of business areas within the organisation. To help you develop your personal skills you will also have access to a learning portal which has a wealth of development available.

Tracking your progress

We need your voice and opinions on your experience! Tell us how we could make it better; any feedback both positive and negative would be great for helping us improve the programme.

Hear from our Apprentices

“I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship Programme; it has given me direction regarding the career I have. There are lots of opportunities in the bank and I would advise anyone to push themselves out of their comfort zone ”

Graham – Apprentice – Glasgow

“I applied for many jobs, but no one would give me a chance. I couldn’t get work experience without already having some experience, but I also couldn’t get this experience without already having work experience. However, via the apprenticeship route you were able to find a way of working. I like how my role and qualification intertwined”

Jordan – Apprentice – Leicester

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