Santander Universities - Employability

Our Santander Employability Programme has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their employability by completing a paid internship with a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) in Greater Manchester. We’ve had great success over the years, with several interns securing permanent employment.

Each year with the funding provided by Santander Universities we are able to support a number of students and recent graduates gain work experience and develop their employability skills.

Here's what some of our students had to say about their experience:


During the course of my internship, I have accumulated a series of skills that have strengthened and expanded my understanding: utilising social media planner platforms, finding interesting resources for content, time management, punctuality, and delivery schedules.

Yasmeen, BSc (Hons) International Business ManagementThe Chameleon Agency


It’s been a real learning curve, experiencing how to manage client expectations, real-life timescales of design, and how to work with contractors.

Ria, BA (Hons) Interior Design, Suez


I was given a nice amount of responsibility straight away to get stuck in to and have been pushed to juggle multiple deadlines which I have enjoyed.

Stephen, MSc Media Psychology, Sagegreen Consulting