Flying High at Santander UK

Lincoln graduate and former President of the University of Lincoln’s Student Union, Dan Sam, is enjoying a successful career at leading commercial bank, Santander UK.  As a Junior Banker supporting FTSE 100/250 businesses within the Aviation, Business Services and Transport perimeter, he effectively comes up with practical solutions to business needs by utilising the banks extensive expertise.

“The job constantly evolves with each day. Market movements and current events play a massive part in the outcomes for large businesses as a result it's really important to keep track of the changing face of business.” Dan explained.

“Behind the large corporate brands there are quite brilliant minds and personalities and its great going out to speak with them about the inner workings of their own businesses and in some ways learning from their practices.”

After graduating with a BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree in 2012, Dan became the President of the Students’ Union for two years and was part of the team awarded National Union of the year in 2014. In the same year, they were runners up in the Internationalised Union of the year – a first for the union.

Dan went on to work in various roles at Santander UK and in 2015, he was awarded University Relationship Branch Manager for Santander Universities. He has also been promoted twice during his time there.     

Still involved with the University of Lincoln, Dan regularly volunteers to help with alumni activities. He recently joined the University’s Schools and Colleges liaison team on a school visit to inspire pupils and give them an insight into life at University. He is also due to return to campus later this month to share his career experiences and offer advice to current students as part of the ‘Meet the Graduates’ event series.

Dan inspired fellow graduates to become an alumni volunteer during his talk at the University of Lincoln Alumni Reception in December. The reception was held at Santander’s Head Office in Regent’s Place, where more than 80 alumni from across the years, gathered for the opportunity to catch up with friends, make new connections and celebrate their achievements.

“I loved my time at Lincoln and I am so grateful to all who helped me in my development. It’s a fabulous place to learn and develop.” He said, as he encouraged others to become mascots for the University.