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The bank serves around 14 million active customers through our branch network and regional Corporate Business Centres.
We recognise that our communities, customers, employees, suppliers and the environment are all fundamental in our business and it is our priority to make sure we act responsibly and make a positive contribution to society.
Santander embraces all of our customers irrespective of age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation. We believe that our different experiences and perspectives better enable us to understand and serve you.

Our Behaviours and Values

We know that a really positive working experience will help you to deliver our business goals. In turn, this allows you to develop and use your talents in your role to do your best every day for our people, customers, shareholders and communities.
We exist to help people and businesses prosper. Through working together as a responsible bank, generating profitable growth, we can then invest in the communities we serve. At Santander, we recognise that prosperity means different things to different people. For some people it's about money and wealth, for others it's about enjoying life's moments.
Currently we have over 14 million active customers and around 20,000 employees. We have around 800 branches across the UK with more than 40 regional sites and main offices including Belfast, Bootle, Bradford, Glasgow, Leicester, London and Milton Keynes.

Our Purpose

To help people and businesses prosper.

Our Aim

To be the best bank for our people, customers, shareholders and communities.

Embrace - LGBT+ network

Launched in 2014, Embrace provides a community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees to come together to share information, personal experience, hold discussions and support one another. We want our people to feel they've got the support they need and to be part of an inclusive culture where you can be exactly who you are.

"For an organisation to be successful and truly prosper, we believe it is essential that its culture reflects and celebrates a diverse work force. Our sponsorship of myGwork is just one of the ways in which we are showing our commitment to the LGBT community and supporting diversity at Santander."

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Jessica Chu

Anish Jalabhay is a Business Analyst and also the Head of Events for our Embrace (LGBT+) Employee-led Network at Santander and share his thoughts around IDAHOBIT.Have you marked IDAHOBIT before? Yes – IDAHOBIT has been firmly on our national events calendar in Embrace for over 2 years now. Can you tell us about one of your favourite years...

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An Interview with Kate Hill, Customer Service Manager at SantanderPlease introduce yourself and tell us your role at your organisation. My name is Kate Hill, I am 26 years old and live with my fiancé, Sarah.I am a Customer Service Manager in branch at Santander in Huddersfield, having worked for Santander since I left school at 17 and couldn’t...

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Damien Shieber, is the Head of Culture and Inclusion at Santander – he leads the culture strategy to align with Santander’s purpose, values and behaviours across their 23,500 colleagues in the UK. Damien and his team are responsible for cultural direction, employee wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, people insight and employee engagement. &nb...

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David Betty is the Area Director for Branch Interactions Santander in the North and looks after all of our Branch colleagues and customers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. What is your experience of being an ally to the LGBT+ community?It has been hugely positive and very easy! I think it’s important for allies to b...

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Carly Hayburn (a bit like Wonder Woman) by day works as a Regional Manager Supervision for Santander and by night is Head of Embrace Communications (Santander’s employee-led LGBT+ network).     When and how did you start looking for a mentor?I started looking for a mentor a few years ago, however the right opportunity has never...

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Hi Sophie, can you please tell us a bit about yourself? Hi, my name’s Sophie, I work for Santander UK and I attended the University of Hull where I studied Politics and International Relations.When in university, were you out to your university friends and/or your teachers? If yes, how important was that for you? At university, I was alwa...

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By, Craig Baines - Senior Segment Manager & Head of Embrace Site LeadsDid I grow up in a homophobic household and in a homophobic town? I’d like to say no, but in reality, I think I did. I distinctly remember standing at the side of my mother, washing the dishes at around the age of 12 when Julian Clary appeared on the television (I think...

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This year, on the 50thanniversary of Stonewall, Santander’s employee-led LGBT+ and allies network [Embrace] has been more active than ever, ensuring Pride is recognised and celebrated throughout the communities Santander serves.  Officially we have attended 16 Prides, with more colleagues choosing to get involved in other events where they wor...

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The women behind banking giant Santander count on teamwork to support their LGBTQ+ colleaguesTJ RICHARDS AND SUSAN ALLEN. SANTANDER. The team from mygwork, the LGBT recruitment and networking hub, sat down with Santander UK’s Susan Allen and TJ Richards to talk about female empowerment and the importance of visible role mod...

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Living half a lifetime pretending to be someone you’re not, takes its toll. Like most transgender (trans) people, I knew from an early age that things weren’t quite right. But growing up in the seventies, I quickly realised that sharing this would be met with opposition and I would be made to feel ashamed of myself. In a time before the internet, I...

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Stuart Laird is a Team Manager at Santander’s Glasgow Head Office and Site Lead of its LGBT+ Network, Embrace. He managed to grow the network membership in Santander’s Glasgow office site from under 50 at the beginning of 2017 to over 500. And with the enormous success of driving the network in Glasgow, Stuart has been given the role of Head of Pri...

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Embrace, Santander UK’s LGBT+ network, is one of the bank's fastest-growing employee networks.In just under a year the network has grown from 400 to more than 2500 members and allies in the UK. The co-chair Darren Kerrison has been a vocal advocate for the LGBT+ community for quite some time.Equipped with the skill set from his day job as an Engage...

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Join the Santander company secretarial team for a day of interactive workshops, Q&As and networking opportunities.The Insight Days are designed for students and recent graduates to offer a practical and interactive insight into the role and responsibilities of a Governance Professional. APPLY NOW

Date May 18, 2020 , GMT+1
London/United Kingdom

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