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Tips and Questions for a Santander Interview

If you pass the first two stages of this process and get invited for a telephone interview with Santander you will be asked to complete a competency based telephone interview and the telephone interview will take approx. 20 minutes and will allow the Santander member to see what you know about the company, the role and to sell yourself to them. You will hear the outcome of this within one week.

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The process to get an interview with Santander is as follows:

  • Online Scenario Questions

  • Online Application

  • Telephone Interview

  • Short Listing

  • Offer

  • Start Date

Company Interview Questions

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Once you have passed this stage you could be waiting 4-6 for a face to face interview if appropriate. Although passing the telephone interview successfully does not at this stage guarantee a face to face interview will be next. Sometimes other than interviews they do assessment days which will be competency based.

Questions you could be asked are as follows:

  • Why do you want to work for Santander?

  • Why the financial sector?

  • What markets does Santander operate in?

  • What do you think you would be doing on a day to day basis?

  • Give examples of when you have worked to targets and how you did this?

  • Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision.

Remember that working for a company like Santander which is an extremely professional company that you must attend your interview (face to face) dressed appropriately and smartly as this is the environment in which you are hoping to work.

Do your company research thoroughly into the whole history and background and visit a branch to see how it is set up, look through leaflets etc on different accounts. It seems like a tough process but a thorough one and with adequate research and confidence you should come across well.

Santander Interview Questions

  • Tell me what you know about the role.

  • What questions can I answer for you?

  • Walk us through a sample DCF valuation.

  • Why do you want to work at Santander?

  • What did you do in your current role?

  • Why do you want to leave your current role?

  • Any questions for me?

  • What is the name of the vendor you use?

  • Tell me about your day-to-day responsibilities at your previous job.

  • Describe a time where you had to help a frustrated customer.

  • What do you know about Santander?

  • In what ways do you think you can contribute to our company?

  • Give me an example of how well you work under pressure?

  • What do you consider to be your greatest achievements?

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  • What three things are most important to you in your job?

  • What major work problems have you encountered in your career and how did you deal with it?

  • What are your long-range and short-range career goals?

  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?

  • What do you consider to be your weaknesses?

  • How did I hear about the role?

  • How can you diffuse a difficult situation while at work?

  • Why did you apply for this position?

  • Describe private banking.

  • Tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult customer?

  • Why do you schedule 100 people at the same time for an interview?

  • How would you handle an angry customer?

  • Amongst all the courses taken by you which one was your favourite and why?

  • How are you coaching other employees?


Santander Job Interview

  • What kind of asset would you be to the company?

  • What is your previous experience?

  • Are you comfortable working in an environment where priorities frequently change?

  • How would you handle a customer asking you to do something that you weren’t allowed to do?

  • Why didn't you choose the other topic? (Presentation)

  • What do you think about Powell taking a more cautious approach towards future rate increases? Is he right to

  • do so? What about in 2021 - was it appropriate to raise rates 4 times?

  • What did you like most about your previous job?

  • How do you manage a project?

  • What was the most challenging project you managed?

  • What methodologies have you used in the past?

  • How do you put together a schedule when you have both waterfall and agile?

  • Good luck, let us know about your interview and how it went!

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