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Santander to increase number of graduate jobs in banking and finance
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Banking and Finance
Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in banking and finance have been handed a boost by the news that Spanish bank Santander aims to increase its intake of degree-level entrants.
As well as planning to take on 230 graduates in 2010, the firm formerly known in the UK as Abbey, will expand the areas in which degree-level entrants can work in, including corporate banking, HR magazine reports.
While on the scheme graduates will receive full training a future career in banking and finance and will also be encouraged to get involved in the firm's community work.
Simon Lloyd, HR director at the bank, said: "The uplift in the number of graduates we are taking on demonstrates the strength of the Santander approach to banking.
"We see our investment in graduates as an important step on the road to becoming the best commercial bank in the UK."
Candidates who know which sector they want to work in may apply to Santander's accelerated entry programme, but those less certain may want to consider the more traditional entry where applicants experience each part of the business.
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