Santander Partnership

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiff Metropolitan University is a part of the international Santander Universities network which specialises in supporting educational institutions.  An agreement with the company was signed in July 2012 by Cardiff Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Antony Chapman and Santander UK Chairman, Lord Burns. ​

Santander Universities and Cardiff Metropolitan University signing agreement

Santander Universities has now signed agreements with over 1,100 universities across 20 countries in Asia, America and Europe (for the full list of partner institutions click here​). As of 2014, Santander Universities has donated over €1 billion to support scholarships, mobility grants, special projects and academic and non-academic awards.

Speaking about the newly-formed relationship in 2012 between Cardiff Metropolitan University and Santander, Professor Chapman said: 

“We are delighted to have become a part of the Santander Universities Network. This membership will facilitate meetings with top universities across the world and engag​ement in collaborative work. Cardiff Metropolitan University is committed to working with Santander to the maximum benefit of all concerned -- students, staff and other stakeholders -- to ensure all parties gain the maximum benefit from this new and positive relationship.”

​For more detailed information on each of the aspects of the partnership please click on the tabs below.​

​Current Internship and Work Placement Vacancies (with a variety of companies) 

Santander In​​ternships

​The University is participating in the Santander Intern Programme, connecting talented graduates with some of the UK’s fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Santander is part-funding 3 month internships for final year students and recent graduates (in the last 2 years). If you would like to kick-start your career and build valuable experience fast, this is a great way to do it.

N.B. This opportunity is open to Cardiff Met final year students and recent (in the last 2 years) graduates only. 

For help and advice in developing an application, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Corrinne McCallion ​(​) in the University’s Careers Department in advance of the deadline. 
For a detailed description and instructions on how to apply please click on the job titles.​ 


​ ​Web Developer/​Support Intern​​ - Rhys Welsh
Closing Date:
3 Month

Santander Work Placements​

These posts are open to current Cardiff Met students only.  For a detailed description and instructions on how to apply please click on the job titles.​

For more information on the internships and work placements please contact:

Karl Couch, Business Liaison Officer

Telephone: 029 2020 1159

To return to Jobs at Cardiff Metropolitan University click here.  ​

Santander Scholarships

Santander Scholarships are available for Cardiff Met students and staff, are worth between £1,000 and £5,000 each and are available to students at all levels of study (undergraduate, master, doctorate and post-graduate) and academic and administrative staff.  

These awards are available to all schools and units. For further information on the scholarships click here . ​

Santander Internship Programme

Cardiff Metropolitan University is working with Santander Universities to deliver an internship scheme that offers employers  £1,500 funding for students and recent graduates to undertake a three month internship in a company. 

Key Details

  • The scheme is open to any small and medium sized UK enterprise with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50m.  
  • Placements must be registered before the end of June 2016.
  • Interns can be from any academic discipline, but must be a final year student at, or a recent graduate of, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
  • The work must be at an appropriate level for the intern.
  • The business will need to commit to employing the intern for 3 months.*
  • ​The intern should be remunerated at least £1,000 per month (plus PAYE costs), towards which Santander will make a monthly contribution of £500.*

 *Employers can negotiate a longer part-time internship or a higher salary at their discretion.

The project will be based in the company, and the intern will be your employee and mentored by you.  At the end of the project, employers and interns ​will be required to provide a brief summary report of the placement.

For further information on the Santander Internship programme please visit the Santander Universities ​website or contact Jen Lloyd​:
Telephone: 029 2041 6048 ​

Entrepreneurship Awards

The Centre for Student Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University has invested £6,000 in six new start-up businesses following their Countdown to Launch programme which was held in Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff. The programme was sponsored by Santander Universities and the Welsh Government. 



The five-day course was designed for students and graduates who were looking to take forward a business idea. During the five days the budding entrepreneurs took part in a number of interactive workshops covering everything from finance and law to marketing and pitching. Workshops were delivered by the expert staff at the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship and industry professionals including Capital Law, KTS Owens Thomas and the National Centre for Product Design and Research (PDR).  

For the full news article regarding the Entrepreneurship Awards click here​ and for further information on the next event please visit the Countdown to Launch site.

Campus Branch information

The Santander branch is located on the Llandaff Campus opposite the Cardiff School of Management entrance. 

​The opening times are:

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Monday - 9am - 5pm
Tuesday ​- 9am - 5pm
​​​​​​Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday​ - 9am - 5pm
Friday​ - 9am - 5pm

​​​​​Please note that on some occasions staff on site are required for meetings therefore the branch could be closed. Please contact the branch beforehand to ensure they are open. The contact details are: ​​

​​Branch Manager: Sarah Thomas 
Telephone: 05511488283
Mobile: 07720 733849

Students studying and staff working at universities in the Santander Universities network have access to special banking deals ​​as well as financial advice.  Staff can take advantage of special-rate products which are available to all academic and non-academic staff. For further information on products and services available please click here.​​

Charity Match Funding programme


​The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the Uk, the Community​ Plus and the Central Fund​.  For further information please visit the Santander website here

For general information on the relationship with Santander, please contact Matthew Taylor, Director of Enterprise:
Telephone: 029 2041 6614 ​