Hays partners with Penna to win innovative Santander contract
The service is a two year contract and will be delivered by the newly appointed onsite Hays team deployed across the UK, led by Karl Porter and Karen Paginton. Karl will work with Rosemary Kelsall, Lead Client Partner at Penna, to design and deliver the service and interface with Santander's resourcing leadership team. The design and attraction strategy will be constructed by Penna's experienced graduate team, and delivered by Hays.
This is a ground-breaking contract for Hays to deliver a highly bespoke Early in Career programme to Santander. This contract will see Hays delivering a revolutionary new service that includes engagement with schools and school children as young as eight to address long term perceptions of banking in a future generation of workers, support for schools career services and after school clubs, providing work experience opportunities to school children from deprived backgrounds across Santander's corporate sites in the UK, and enabling access to over 300 apprenticeships nationwide in an attempt to improve social mobility.
Richard Jackson, managing director of Hays Talent Solutions, says, “Once fully operational this service will deliver over 500 hires across a number of channels. This is an exciting opportunity for Hays as it represents our first genuine complete outsourced Early in Career programme and also our first partnership with Penna.”
The service is a two year contract