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Santander CIB Graduate Programme



Why should you consider this programme

We are looking for the best talent to support our growth ambition. Recent graduates or final-year students who are highly motivated to bring out-of-the-box perspectives. A strong interest in finance and solid analytical skills are highly valued. Commitment, teamwork, and excellent communication skills are also key to excel in a diverse and global environment such as Santander CIB.

Santander CIB is Santander’s global division that supports Corporate, Financial Institutions and Financial Sponsors clients, offering tailored services and value-added wholesale products suited to their complexity and sophistication, while adhering to responsible banking standards that contribute to the progress of society.

Our Graduates Programme offers you a unique experience in a global investment bank. You will join a diverse and dynamic team that will provide you with learning and development opportunities in an international environment to grow both professionally and personally.

What you will be doing

As a Santander CIB Graduate, you will be involved in transactions that make the front page of international media, gaining a well-rounded understanding of the bank’s capabilities, as well as exposure to our senior leadership team.

The main tasks will be supporting the day-to-day business. This would include marketing analysis/preparation (together with relevant product teams), business case analysis, deal structuring, client coverage, valuation and financial modelling, opportunity pitching, credit application, compilation and submission, legal documentation, client on-boarding and income verification, liaising and coordinating our client activities with various geographies and product areas, etc.

You will be combining this practical experience with demanding training on both technical and interpersonal skills, helping your all-round development during the programme.

You will also be part of a vibrant, international community of Santander CIB graduates participating in the programme.

Throughout the programme, you will receive plenty of support from some of the most passionate and experienced colleagues in the industry; all while developing the skills, knowledge and leadership experience you will need to make a difference in the future of Investment Banking.

Work location

Based in Europe (Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Paris, the Netherlands or Milan), New York, LATAM (Mexico, Brazil or Chile) or Asia (Hong Kong or Singapore), you will become part of an international business working with teams across different geographies, with the flexibility to travel abroad according with your role requirements.

* Please, note that the process for the US, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore has been closed on 12th November. We are currently recruiting for LATAM.

Duration and starting date

The duration of the Program is 12 months, starting at the end of summer next year. Depending on the location, the incorporation date will be different. However, for all geographies the incorporation date will be around the month of September.

What we are looking for

– A recent graduated and good academic record.

– Analytical, client-oriented mindset with industry knowledge and a genuine interest in investment banking.

– The ability to truly listen to clients and colleagues, talk straight and build lasting relationships.

– Capacity to work with a high degree of autonomy.

– High proficiency in English.

– A highly collaborative approach to work.

– Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.

– CFA Level 1 would be a plus (although not required).

What we offer you

Welcome to #TheSantanderEffect. Here, your small contribution or simple idea can go a really long way. We offer you the means to contribute to the progress of thousands of companies and more than 140 million people around the world. This is how we can help multiply your actions in the world:

– Meaningful Impact: Your work makes a direct difference and helps businesses and people prosper.

– Personal and Professional Growth: We will help you develop the best version of yourself through world-class training, challenging work, and different roles.

– Respect: Be part of an organization that genuinely cares about its people, its wider community, and the environment.

– Co-worker quality: Work with inspiring professionals who are leaders in their field.

– Multi-cultural environment: Our team is the sum of all the different mindsets and cultures of each of its members.

– Solid global company: Work for one of the world’s leading financial services group; A solid global organization that has played a leading role while successfully reinventing itself many times in its 160-year history.

Why roll with us?

Joining Santander CIB means becoming part of a world-class team that supports the growth strategy of major companies and institutions by providing innovative and tailor-made solutions. A unique opportunity to join an international network of experts that will help you take your career to the next level.




About Santander

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading 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. 

Santander aims to be the best open financial services platform providing services to individuals, SMEs, corporates, financial institutions and governments. The bank’s 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 €220 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2030. In the first half of 2023, Banco Santander had €1.25 trillion in total funds, 164 million customers, 9,000 branches and 212,000 employees.

The Santander Effect

Our work touches 140 million lives every day. How? By always innovating, sharing our experiences, questioning how we do things and adapting to new challenges.

As we keep reinventing ourselves for the digital age, you’ll find that with us, even your smallest action will have a massive impact.

That’s the Santander Effect.