Application deadline was 5th October 2023, 11:59pm

Please note that due to the planned tube strikes in London on 6th October, this event has been rescheduled to Friday 13th October.

Bright Network has teamed up with Santander Corporate and Investment Banking (SCIB) to provide 35 members who identify as female with an opportunity to visit the SCIB office. Successful applicants will have the chance to gain valuable insights into the firm’s inclusive and supportive culture, learn about the firm’s different business areas, hear from senior female figures, and have their application fast-tracked through the initial screening stage.  

This event has been tailored to inspire 35 of our brightest female-identifying members from diverse backgrounds to feel confident and empowered starting out on a career in corporate and investment banking.  

About SCIB  

We're one of the UK's leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK.

We're also a growing participant in the corporate banking market. We operate primarily in the UK, are regulated by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and are part of Banco Santander, S.A. (the "Santander Group").

The business is well positioned to grow, with a distribution capability across an extensive branch and corporate business centre network. With our aim to be the Best Bank in the UK by 2015 we need the right people working with us to help us achieve this.

We'll value your commitment to our shared success and you’ll benefit from a dynamic, fast changing working environment with opportunities for career development and ongoing training and support.

Why attend? 

  • Get a head-start in the application process by gaining valuable industry insights and be fast-tracked past the initial application screening stage 

  • Hear from and be inspired by Sarah Foster, Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking with 24 years of experience 

Sarah is Managing Director and Head of Cash Management for Santander Corporate & Investment Banking in the UK. Possessing 24 years of banking & finance experience, Sarah joined Santander in July 2022, having previously spent time at J.P.Morgan, BNY Mellon, HSBC and Citi. Her professional experience spans Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Securitisations and Fund Services.

Outside of the office, Sarah is a mother of two boys aged 22 and 16, and is a keen boxer and kickboxer (2022 UK Champion in San Shou Kuan).

  • Gain hands-on experience through a practical and interactive workshop  

  • Hear from recent graduates on their day-to-day life at SCIB 

  • Gain an understanding of the different business areas you could work in – Markets, Banking and Corporate Finance, Global Debt Finance and Global Transactional Banking 

  • Get insights on how to excel in the application process 

  • Learn about SCIB’s inclusive and supportive culture, ranging from its diversity networks and multicultural team, to the open-door policy in a D&I panel hosted by CEO, Alex MacMahon 

Alex is the Head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (“SCIB”) UK and Branch Manager of Banco Santander S.A. London Branch, a position she has held since January 2023. She originally joined Santander in November 2018 as Global Head of Financial Institutions coverage within SCIB, before being appointed Deputy Head of SCIB UK in April 2022.


Please note that due to the planned tube strikes in London on 6th October, this event has been rescheduled to Friday 13th October.

13th October, 11am – 4pm 

  • 11:00 – 11:30am: Arrival and registration (teas and coffees available) 
  • 11:30 – 12:00pm: Welcome and keynote from Sarah Foster, Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking 
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Business areas discovery session 
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Meet recent graduates, lunch provided by SCIB and networking roundtables 
  • 2:00 – 2:45pm: Skills session  
  • 2:45 – 3:45pm: Culture and D&I panel  
  • 3:45 –  4:00pm: Wrap up and next steps 

Please note: by applying for the event, you are committing to attending the event in full.  

Who can attend? 

  • Undergraduate students who identify as female 

  • Including but not limited to those studying STEM, business, economics and social sciences  

  • Graduating in 2024 or 2025 

  • On track for a 2.1 or above and have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their education 

  • Not already in an application process for a SCIB role 

Travel details: 

The event will take place at the SCIB offices - 2 Triton Square, Regents Place, London, NW1 3AN.  

For travel to the event, SCIB will support expenses up to a maximum amount. More details will be shared if you are successful in gaining a place. 

How to apply: 

To secure your spot at the event, click the Apply Now button at the top of the page and complete the application form. Spaces are limited, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.