Santander UK recognised as one of Britain's top employers for fifth year running

Santander UK has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK for the fifth year running.  

The international research undertaken annually by the Top Employers Institute recognises organisations that have dedicated themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.  

The Top Employers Institute undertook a stringent research process assessing Santander’s employee offering against a number of criteria including: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Career & Succession Management and Culture. 

Santander UK’s Chief HR Officer Vicky Wallis said: “It’s fantastic to be a Top Employer for the fifth year. Top Employer status is a genuine mark of recognition and a significant achievement.  We’re proud of the progress we have made in continuing to focus our efforts on creating a thriving workplace for all our colleagues, which has most recently included launching a new digital learning platform and an employee wellbeing hub.  This recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to make Santander a top company to work for that helps people and businesses prosper.”
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said: ‘To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation will have to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees. The certified participants are a shining example of a dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work. Congratulations!’ 


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Notes to Editors 

About Top Employers Institute Certification Programme 
The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Programme has certified and recognised more than 1,600 Top Employers in more than 119 countries/regions across five continents.  
The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. 
Top Employers Institute  
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 more than 28 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,600 organisations in 119 countries. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of nearly 7,000,000 employees globally.  Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work. 

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 December 2019, the bank had around 23,500 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 Europe and the Americas, and is the largest bank in the euro zone 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 September 2019, Banco Santander had EUR 1.04 trillion in customer funds, 144 million customers, of which 21 million are loyal and 36.2 million are digital (51% of active customers), 12,700 branches and 200,000 employees. Banco Santander made underlying profit of EUR 6,180 million in the first nine months of 2019, an increase of 2% compared to the same period the previous year.

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