Santander have always been dedicated to supporting hirers form the armed forces and their families, this was only strengthen earlier this year when Vicky Wallis, HR director signed the armed forces covenant.
The covenant is Santander UK’s promise to ensure those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.
Signing the covenant is only a small part of how we support the Armed Forces. The resourcing team for some time now have been working closely with Career Transition Partnership. They support us by providing recruitment services to find quality applicants for apprenticeships, full time and vocational work opportunities.
Working alongside CTP has allowed the resourcing team to be involved in informed conversations with hiring manager, open events around the UK and identify the wealth of transferable skills such as project management, HR, Payroll, IT and Financial skills Armed forces leavers have.
Our dedication from all the members of HR and the Resourcing team has recently lead to our first hire since revisiting how we work with CTP.
We had a Personal Banker role within our Harrogate Branch which successfully hired ex-army into. Richard Guest has been with us since September.
“The team in the branch have been really welcoming, friendly and supportive so I never feel any question is too daft! The military gives you a breadth of skills and Santander as an organisation appreciate that and can see the value you will add.
I would advise military leavers to put any doubts to one side and go for it! Do not think that you cannot do it. Look at the overall picture in terms of the skills and competencies you do have and can bring to any job.”
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