Welcome to Advance Union – Your Voice at Work!
What's included in our membership
Find out more about Advance Union membership and the benefits we offer, including how to get support if you need it.
Personal support at work
A wider community
FAQ on membership
What our members say
I have worked for the business for almost 25 years now and have been a member of Advance for almost as long. For the most part, I haven’t needed them but when I have, they have been there for me with excellent support and guidance. I know they have my back and that gives me peace of mind in an ever-changing working environment.Jane Fretwell, Team Leader, Financial Support
Advance Union have not only kept me informed but negotiated great working benefits in my 10 years with Santander. More importantly, they were also on hand to help me at a time when I was vulnerable and in need of support. The whole team is amazing!Paul Clegg, Customer Service Manager, Harrogate
A Strategic Partner
Advance is one of two independent trade unions that Santander recognises. Whilst you don’t have to join a union Santander encourages you to join the union that represents you at work. Santander truly believes Advance are your voice at work, so make this work for you in your career.
Advance has recognition at all but 22 of the c 450 Branches (some in the East Midlands and some in Northern Ireland) and key sites such as Bradford, Sheffield, Belfast, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Teesside and Newcastle as well as all but 23 of the bank’s Corporate centres.
In summary, Advance have recognition for all Santander Group companies, all Santander UK subsidiaries and all Santander UK colleagues in S1-S5 unless they are in one of the four categories below:
• Based in Bootle, Carlton Park or Manchester (including dual location contracts).
• Based in a CWU branch or business centre (see link below).
• They were a Santander Technology employee on June 1st 2022 (legacy arrangement).
• They are in one of the 8 IT Job Families associated with Santander Technology.
If you are unsure check your contract of employment.
How we support you
Who's my Rep
Join us today!
Take the best decision in your career and join us today. At £6.70 per month, we are great value for our members. When you join Advance, you’re joining more than just a union – you’re joining a family with thousands of members across multiple sites and branches. Together, we’re a loud voice, championing the things that really matter to you at work.