Santander in Milton Keynes is 'shining example' of how to treat workers

Santander, which employs over 2,500 people in Milton Keynes, has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK for the fifth year running.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:18 pm

The company has provided the "very best" working environment for employees through their progressive people-first HR practices, said judges from the Top Employers Institute.

The institute assessed Santander's attitude towards its employees against a number of criteria including workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, career and succession management and culture.

And the company emerged as a "shining example" of how to treat workers, say the institute.


Santander UK’s Chief HR Officer Vicky Wallis said: “It’s fantastic to be a Top Employer for the fifth year. Top Employer status is a genuine mark of recognition and a significant achievement."

she added: " We’re proud of the progress we have made in continuing to focus our efforts on creating a thriving workplace for all our colleagues, which has most recently included launching a new digital learning platform and an employee wellbeing hub. This recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to make Santander a top company to work for that helps people and businesses prosper.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said: "To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation will have to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees. The certified participants are a shining example of a dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work."