1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Mainly using SAS to analyse data, potential to use python for more advanced analysis
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, I have learnt how to code from scratch. Before the apprenticeship, I had no coding knowledge and now I am proficient in 2/3 languages.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Really enjoy the programme, great to have exposure to different areas of the bank.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Well, looking forwards to starting the university part.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A lot of support, have multiple points of contact which is very useful.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
A lot, someone is always available for help or guidance.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
It gives me the basic understanding of coding to adapt to the different roles and enhance when I feel applicable.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Yes, some networking events
9a. Would you recommend Santander to a friend?
Great company to work for, fair salary and good opportunities
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Santander?
Be yourself, try to learn as much as you can from different people. Make the most of the interview and try to give your opinion, not the opinion you think they want to hear.