Santander internship scheme

The Santander Universities Internship Programme is a great way to identify future talent, head up a specific project or campaign, bring fresh ideas to your business or fill short-term skills or workforce gap. The internships can be for a duration of between 4-10 weeks with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Interns are paid £315 per week (£369.25 in Greater London), half paid by the SME and half by Santander.

Santander Universities will contribute up to a maximum of £1,575 (£1,846.25 in Greater London) per 10-week internship.


We welcome every industry, as long as your business meets the following criteria:

  • An annual turnover of under £50 million and under 250 employees.
  • Your business is registered and based in the UK.
  • A maximum of 1 internship per scheme year (Oct 18 - Oct 19) for each participating business.
  • Have employer's liability insurance.

Key dates

Students are more engaged during vacation time, especially during Easter (1-26 Apr) and summer (14 Jun-20 Sep) holidays. That’s where most of them will be available to work full-time.

Register your interest

If you believe your business could benefit from the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme or if you have any questions regarding the scheme, please contact us: