Wolverhampton University and Santander to boost employability

Wolverhampton University and Santander to boost employability

The University of Wolverhampton has signed a new agreement to fund scholarships and work more closely with Santander UK.

The agreement will see the bank support student entrepreneurship and internationalisation at the university through a scholarship scheme worth a total of £120,000 over three years.

Each year of the agreement it will fund two students on an international study scholarship and a minimum of five students for international graduate work experience in Europe and South America.

Santander is also providing an additional £15,500 over a year to support work placements and internships within small to medium enterprises.

Prof Ian Oakes, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The university is delighted to be working with such a global name as Santander.

“As a university we place a great emphasis on making our students highly employable through providing them with the skills, knowledge and attributes to be industry and work ready.

“It is not just about them getting a job but about getting them the career they want.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday (16 Feb) by University of Wolverhampton vice-chancellor, prof Geoff Layer and Robin Foale, managing director of Santander Universities UK.