Santander UK has been certified as a Top Employer in the UK for 2022 by the Top Employers Institute.

The international research undertaken annually by the Top Employers Institute showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through their exceptional HR policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. To achieve this status, the survey assesses companies against 20 areas including: People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability. 

Santander UK’s Chief HR Officer Enrique Alvarez said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised as a Top Employer for another year. Despite the ongoing challenges brought on by the pandemic, we’re particularly proud of our continued commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues where everyone’s wellbeing is a top priority. We remain committed to ensuring Santander continues to be a great place to work, together helping people and businesses prosper.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Reflecting on the demanding year that has, like the year before it, impacted organisations across the world, Santander UK has continued to show that it prioritises maintaining excellent people practices in the workplace. They continue to meet the challenges of the changing world of work while working tirelessly to make a positive impact on the lives of their workforce. We are pleased to celebrate and applaud the organisations that have been certified as Top Employers in their respective countries this year.”

For the sixth year in a row, Banco Santander has also been awarded the Top Employers Europe 2022 certification which is awarded when a company is considered a Top Employer in at least five European countries. On this occasion, Santander has received this accolade in three of its main markets in Europe (Spain, Poland and the UK) and its Santander Consumer Finance units in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, France and Belgium. 

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Notes to Editors 

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1857 organisations in 123 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 8 million employees globally. 

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 30 June 2021, the bank had around 20,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of the first half of 2021, Banco Santander had €1.1 trillion in total funds, 150 million customers, of which 24.2 million are loyal and 45.3 million are digital, 10,000 branches and 190,000 employees.

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