Employability and Careers

Santander internship scheme


The Santander Universities Internship Programme is a great way to identify future talent, head up a specific project or campaign, bring fresh ideas to your business or fill a short-term skills or workforce gap. The internships can be for a duration of between 1 and 10 weeks with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis.


The internships are paid £300 per week, placements over 2 weeks are half paid by the SME and half by Santander, placement of 2 weeks or less are fully paid by Santander.

Santander Universities will contribute up to a maximum of £1,500 per internship (10 weeks).

The table below illustrates the contribution from Santander and the SME:


We welcome every industry, as long as your business meets the following criteria:

  • An annual turnover of under £50 million and under 250 employees.
  • Your business is registered and based in the UK.
  • A maximum of 2 internships per scheme year for each participating business.

Getting Started

If you believe your business could benefit from the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, get in touch with us at employers@surrey.ac.uk to register your interest. You will then be asked to submit details of your business and internships at https://talent.santander.co.uk/ and select Surrey as your preferred University.

Key dates

Students are more engaged during vacation time, especially during Easter (26 Mar-20 Apr) and summer (18 Jun-21 Sep) holidays. That’s where most of them will be available to work full-time.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding the Santander Internship Scheme, please contact Employer Engagement team on 01483 683866 or email employers@surrey.ac.uk