Santander Universities



Santander Universities

UCL began its partnership with Santander Universities in 2007 and was one of the very first UK universities to become a member of the Santander Universities network.

The partnership provides UCL students and staff with numerous benefits and opportunities which range from study abroad experiences to awards for non-academic achievement.

Santander Universities began its activity in Spain in 1997 with one main objective: to support higher education. Since then, Santander has donated over £500m to help provide students with opportunities to help them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Santander Universities is a global network of around 1,000 universities from 17 countries - Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA.

Each year, around 40 UCL students benefit from Santander scholarships and awards. Funding is also available to support UCL staff to establish partnerships with universities in the Santander Universities network.

And, of course, all UCL students and staff are able to access the special banking deals offered to those studying or working at a member of the Santander Universities network.

For more information about the Santander Universities division in the UK, please visit the Santander Universities website

Current opportunities and internships

Isban UK 2015 Graduate opportunities

Isban are currently looking for keen and highly motivated graduates to join the team in 2015. 

Isban is owned by Grupo Santander. It is Santander's specialist company for the implementation of high quality process and change projects, applications development and maintenance; systems integration and the implementation of Santander Group software strategy. As part of this implementation, Isban provides consultancy services, integration and change management expertise. Isban is a global group, with over 10,000 workers present in Europe and the Americas and over 1,000 people in the UK.

The role

Location: Roles are based in Central London, Milton Keynes, Leicester and Bootle.

Salary: Inner London, £29,000 pa plus benefits; Outside London, £26,000 pa plus bonus and benefits.

We are looking for graduates to begin their careers in a variety of different business areas:

  • Retail Banking 
  • Global Banking and Markets
  • Process and Change Consultancy 
  • Finance

The graduate programme lasts for two years. You will experience working in different teams, have a dedicated mentor, and be part of our graduate advancement programme. You can expect to be fully integrated into the business and will be contributing from day one.

The requirements

You’ll need to have or expect to achieve a 2:1 level degree, be a fast learner with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. More importantly, we are looking for your fresh ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to building a successful career in our market leading banking technology organisation.

ISBAN encourages applicants with a strong interest in technology in banking and a preference to Business, Science, Finance, Mathematics, Economics and Technology degrees.

Applicants for our consulting division may have a degree in the above areas or humanities. All applications will be considered whether you are completing your first, second or third/final academic year.

How to apply

Apply to isbanukrecruitment@isbanuk.com with a CV and covering letter, stating your location and particular business area preference.

Application closing date: 12 December 2014

Isban UK 2015 Summer internship opportunities

We are currently looking for keen and highly motivated interns to join us on our 2015 Summer programme.

Isban is owned by Grupo Santander. It is Santander´s specialist company for the delivery of high quality process and change projects, applications development and maintenance; systems integration and the implementation of Santander Group software strategy. As part of this implementation, Isban provides consultancy services, integration and change management expertise. Isban is a global group, with a workforce of over 10,000, and is present in Europe and the Americas with over 1,000 people in the UK.

The role

Location: Roles are based in Central London, Milton Keynes, Leicester and Bootle.

Salary: £13,000 pa

Our summer internships give you a real-life view of what a graduate career within Isban would be like. In fact, this is the perfect way to find out whether this is the place for you - and your future career. If you enjoy your time here, and you perform well, you will go back to university with fantastic prospects for a future graduate role within Isban UK.

ISBAN encourages applicants with a strong interest in technology, banking and a preference to Business, Science, Finance, Mathematics, Economics and Technology degrees. Applicants for our consulting division may have a degree in the above areas or humanity. All applications will be considered whether you are completing your first, second or third/final academic year. 

How to apply

Apply to isbanukrecruitment@isbanuk.com with your CV and a covering letter, stating your location and particular business area preference.

Application closing date: 12 December 2014

Santander Universities Operations Internship

Start: Immediate for initial 6 month period
Salary: £16,000 p/a

Location: London


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21st November 2014


The role

To support the Santander Universities UK Operations team to help ensure all operational and information management activities function efficiently in the Universities Division. The role will focus on a variety of tasks including data analysis, generating financial reports, event management, analysing KPIs, overseeing donations and operational payments, cost management and handling large data sets.  The successful candidate will also be working closely with both the Retail and Relationship team. 

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure all divisional operations run efficiently with the aim of improving any existing systems and processes where possible
  • Producing financial datasets and generating KPIs
  • Report on sales performance at both a branch and divisional level
  • Regular analysis of Santander Universities UK performance through generating a variety of management and financial reports
  • Perform market studies and analysis to support Santander Universities initiatives
  • Assist with various initiatives and events to raise awareness of the Santander Universities division
  • Development of operation and reporting presentations
  • Support the Retail and Relationship teams where required


Operational activities

Support the Operations team to:

  • Pay and track all CSR, capital expenditure and operational expenditure payments
  • Maintain an up to date database of both branch and head office stock ensuring that the correct allocation of items for all activities
  • Assist the operations team with financial activities including budget governance and supplier relations
  • Complete and enforce key audit policies and procedures
  • Support the operations team with key project work within universities
  • Producing financial and operation reports on a regular basis


Management information

Support the Operations team to:

  • Report on sales performance at a variety of levels whilst supporting the Retail team to track performance against various pre-established targets
  • Help generate monthly reports to ensure that budget management occurs efficiently 
  • Help generate reports on corporate sales performance to support the relationship team in identifying areas of development and potential growth
  • Generate performance and operational update packs when required for branch staff, the retail team, the relationship tem and the divisional director
  • Show initiative to improve existing systems


Commercial contribution

Support the Santander Universities team to:

  • Identify and recognise new opportunities within the sector and proactively share this knowledge with relevant divisions of the bank and Universities retail team.
  • Perform market analysis to identify new strategies for market penetrations and new growth opportunities
  • Assist the Santander University teams to enhance both the educational and commercial relationship with the Corporate and Retail teams
  • Have a full understanding of the Universities commercial requirements and link these to the relevant Santander Division whether this is a commercial advance, capital expenditure funding, investment portfolio management etc.


Event management assistance

  • Assist with the organisation and management of nationwide events during the peak student intake period
  • Support the Operations team with the development and implementation of several new competitions 
  • Support the Operations team in the planning and running of the 2013 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
  • Support all Universities teams with ad hoc events throughout the year aimed at maintaining and developing existing relationships with Universities, students and corporate partners


Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Well-developed relationship, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent numerical skills are essential
  • Experience with handling data tables
  • Self-starter able to work on own initiative
  • Well organised with attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Online marketing and IT development skills would be useful but are not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer care skills
  • Analytical/diagnostic/judgement skills to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to use Office Programmes with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint is particularly important
  • Knowledge of Spanish Language useful but not essential
  • Ability to identify issues early and implement plans for resolution
  • Punctuality and good time management
  • The ability to work well within a small team


Behaviours

  • Highly driven, with a Can do, will do attitude
  • Proactive self starter
  • Resilient and positive attitude when dealing with obstacles or problems
  • Enthusiasm for the university network and the bank


To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to Danny Jones by email or post:

Danny.Jones@Santander.co.uk

Santander Universities
TS4 A38
2-3 Triton Square
Regents Place
London NW1 3AN


BIARI - Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, 6-20 June 2015

The 2015 edition of the BIARI- Brown International Advanced Research Institutes organized by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and sponsored by Santander Universities US will take place June 6-20, 2015.

As in previous years, BIARI 2015 is a residential program, and all tuition, accommodation, meals and, in some cases, international travel will be covered for accepted participants. Application review will begin on 17 December 2014.

2015 BIARI Institutes
  • Humanitarian Response and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Increasing Effectiveness and Accountability in the Age of Complex Emergencies
  • Governance and Development in the Age of Globalization
  • Ethnicity, Conflict and Inequality in Global Perspective
  • Population and Development: New Approaches to Enduring Global Problems

Please visit the following websites for additional information and application requirements:

BIARI website

Descriptions of the 2015 institutes

Application site

The 2015 brochure

Criteria for successful applicants

BIARI especially welcomes applicants who are early in their professional careers. Practitioners normally have four to ten years’ experience in their professional field. Participants from an academic background are usually within seven years of having finished their PhD or professional terminal degree. The working language is English.

Disciplinary areas for recruitment of candidates including departments, centers and schools include:

  • Anthropology
  • Center for race and ethnic studies
  • Center for Conflict
  • Environmental engineering
  • Demography centers or institutes
  • Development studies center/institutes
  • Economics
  • Environmental engineering
  • Gender studies
  • Government
  • Graduate schools
  • Human rights
  • International relations/studies
  • International development 
  • Law department or school 
  • Medicine (including medical and nursing schools)
  • Political science
  • Population centers or institutes
  • Public health
  • Public policy
  • Sociology 
  • Urban planning/design

Further information

Santander sponsorship programmes at UCL

Master’s Scholarships

The Santander Master's scholarships aim to assist the most academically able students from leading universities to pursue a Master’s degree programme at UCL. Students must be from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Uruguay to apply.

Further information

Study Abroad Scholarships

Funds are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students to study or research in the UK or overseas.

UCL Community Contribution Awards

The UCL Community Contribution Awards, funded by Santander Universities, aim to foster the notion of UCL as a community. These awards seek to highlight, celebrate and reward outstanding achievement, endeavour or contribution by current UCL students in a non-academic area.

Further information

Research Catalyst Awards for Staff

Funds are available for research and teaching staff to foster research collaborations between UCL and universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay.

Further information

Social Enterprise Grants

UCL students can apply for funds to support their social enterprise ideas. Santander is supporting the UCL Social Enterprise Grant scheme. 

Further information

Santander SME Internship Programme

Santander Internship Programme

The Santander Internship Programme provides final year students and recent graduates of UCL with paid-for work experience in a local business. Santander contributes 50% of the funding for the internship with the other 50% being funded by the business.

The internship lasts for 3 months and the intern will receive £1000 per month.

Apply

Student stories

Student and staff banking with Santander

Students studying at universities in the Santander Universities network have access to special student banking deals as well as financial advice. International students can also take advantage of banking with Santander by going online or visiting the university branch.

In addition, UCL staff can take advantage of special-rate products which are available to all academic and non-academic staff. Assistance is also available to international members of staff.

Visit or call one of UCL’s dedicated Santander branches for more information:

1. Santander branch on campus - located next to the UCL Shop, South Cloisters

2. Santander Universities Branch
164-167 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7JE

Branch Manager: Daren Imbert   
Telephone: 0551 143 0582 / 0551 148 3698
Email: daren.imbert@santander.co.uk

Related links:

Santander SmartBank app for students
Santander UK student current account
Santander international student current account
Santander student financial advice
Santander banking for UCL staff





Further information
Ciaran Moynihan
Partnership Officer
ciaran.moynihan@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 5588 / internal 25588