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Santander Asset Management are looking for a school/college leaver or graduate to become a HR Trainee.

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Job Title:

HR Assistant



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Head of HR, UK

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Type of Contract


1 year FTC


A bit about Santander Asset Management

About us

Here at Santander Asset Management, we’re a global asset manager operating in 11 countries, with strong local roots in Europe and Latin America. We invest over €180 billion on behalf of our customers across a wide range of investments, so there’s plenty to get involved in. We’re also part of one of the largest banking groups in the world with over 200,000 employees and 133 million customers.


We’re also pleased to have received a few awards over the years that we’re really proud of. In 2017, we were awarded ‘Best Investment Management Company’ in the UK by World Finance, and we’ve been awarded the Gold Standard Award for Institutional Fund Management on 9 occasions since 2009. Our central London office is just a short walk from Regent’s Park, and has views across the London skyline.


Why join us?

If you’re looking to join a company that has a strong brand recognition and global presence, then this 12 month placement could be for you. What’s more, coaching and development is important to us at Santander Asset Management, so it’ll be a great place to start your career and grow professionally. We’re open and approachable, and you’ll need to get up to speed. You’ll be able to learn a broad range of skills and work with colleagues in a wide variety of departments who want to give you all the support across our company. The placement will offer you a brilliant opportunity to gain experience in asset management to help you secure a permanent role after finishing the programme, either at Santander Asset Management, or elsewhere. 


What we are looking for

Our placement is designed for school leavers and graduates with a can-do attitude. We’re looking for someone who is a keen learner, with a willingness to pitch in and be part of team. Key skills we’re looking for are good communication skills, the ability to work on your own (we’ll provide you with all the support you need of course), and attention to detail. We’re also keen to support further training and development for you.


Our values

We’re passionate about helping people and businesses prosper and we strive to be simple, personal and fair in everything we do (that’s our motto), so it’s a really great culture. Our culture is based on respect, where everyone is empowered to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond for our customers, colleagues and communities. If you’re ready to start your career join us in helping people and businesses prosper, there isn’t a better place to start!



An introduction to the role

We have a really exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant to join our UK HR Team. The team supports both the day to day and more strategic requirements of the business. You’ll be based in our central London office which has great views across the London skyline, and you’ll play an integral part in the smooth running of this small team.

This busy and varied role will enable you to develop your HR administrative skills and gain experience in a truly generalist capacity by supporting the wider HR team. You will be responsible for the completion of HR administration and be the first point of contact for day-to-day HR queries and issues. You will receive on the job training from colleagues ensuring you have all the support you need to get up to speed. 


You’ll gain lots of experience and skills to take forward in your career; helping you grow and develop is important to us.


As a trainee at Santander Asset Management you will be part of the wider Investment20/20 trainee community across the industry. You will be invited to training and social events, organised by Investment20/20, to have a chance to network with 200 other trainees in the same position as you.



What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for the completion of HR administration, which includes:


HR Inbox:

·         First point of contact for day-today queries and issues from across the business

·         Ensure all enquiries are answered and followed up to completion



·         Arrange all interviews

·         Take notes in interviews where required


On boarding:

·         Assist the HR Advisor in a smooth on boarding process, including checking contracts of employment, background screening, right to work checks and ensuring new joiners have the correct information ahead of their start date

·         Request and manage the assigning of Employee numbers to employees, by linking with IT to ensure access has been set up  –liaise with HR and Manager as appropriate

·         File all new joiners documents and chase when there are outstanding items

·         Review checklists to ensure all actions are complete, once complete pass to another member of the team for second signing

·         Ensure that new employees’ files are set up and signed off appropriately


Employee Relations:

·         Act as minute taker at formal meetings where required

·         Arrange meeting rooms and send invites to the meetings where required

Compensation and Reward:

·         Assist with the annual process where required for example helping to produce compensation letters

·         Manage all Private Medical and Dental Insurance enrolments and changes



·         Compile any reference requests

Record Keeping:

·         Ensure all employee records are kept up to date and accurately maintained (e.g. personal details, absence training and Visa records)

·         Maintain Temporary staff and contractors spreadsheets

·         Manage the Employee hard copy files and ensure all are up to date

·         Complete filing and scanning for the department

·         Prepare unsuccessful speculative application letters – Record applications

Ad Hoc

·         Other administrative tasks as may be required


Knowledge, Skills & Experience



·          A can-do approach is a must

·          Excellent attention to detail

·          Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken with the ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels

·          Excellent planning and organisational skills

·          A professional approach to work at all times

·          Have initiative and be proactive (e.g. Proactively look for ways of improving HR administrative processes and procedures)

·          Ability to own tasks through to completion with minimal supervision

·          Ability to prioritise work and work effectively under pressure





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