An opportunity NCSers can't say no to

ncs 2/02/2016
Santander and NCS

Hey NCS grads! You know we love to share the coolest career opportunities, and here’s something really exciting from our friends at Santander.

From 29 March to April 8, Santander is offering 20 work experience placements exclusively to NCS grads in select parts of the country. An amazing way to get skilled-up over the Easter holidays, boost your CV and plan your next steps!

Successful applicants will gain hands-on experience in any one of the following areas: HR, Risk, Retail Banking, Corporate Finance and Marketing (you tell us which one floats your boat). Whether you already know what you want to be when you grow up, or you’re still trying to figure it all out, this is your chance to gain valuable skills for work and life. Trust us, this is something you really don’t want to miss out on!

Here’s a summary of the work experience placements on offer:


Whether you’re a creative wizard or a number-cruncher (or a number-crunching wizard), marketing offers a world of opportunities. Shadow the experts, learn the digital ropes, and see how a wide range of projects are started, planned and delivered.

Placements available in: Milton Keynes.

Human Resources

Are you a people person? Here’s your chance to see how the people and culture of an organisation is massively important in helping a company become the best of the best. 

Placements available in: London

Retail Banking

Hopefully you’ve already got tip-top budgeting skills from your NCS social action project. If you enjoyed the experience, why not dabble in the world of finance and learn about budgeting on a bigger scale?

Placements available in: Gatwick, Gloucester, London and Milton Keynes.


Are you a smart cookie? Enjoy thinking on your feet? This opportunity will enhance your commercial, numeracy and evaluation skills, whilst finding out more about Business and Market Risk.

Placements available in: London and Milton Keynes.

Corporate Finance

Learn from some of the brightest movers ‘n’ shakers from the world of Corporate Finance. An amazing opportunity and a chance to see how industry experts are making banking simple, personal and fair.

Placements available in: Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester and Merseyside.

How can I apply?

Just fill out the application form here explaining why you’re the right person for your chosen opportunity. Please note you’ll need to live a daily commutable distance from the placement location and when applying, please identify your preferred location.

Things move fast in the world of work - so don’t miss the application deadline of Thursday 11 February at midday.

All very exciting – good luck!