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HR Services Placement (MINI Plant Oxford) July 2024

DEADLINE 31st January 2024

We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where our placement students re­ally can learn and develop dur­ing their time with us and where they are giv­en their own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to re­ally show what you can do.

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

HR Services Placement

HR Services is made up of HR Admin, Payroll and Global Assignments. We are the first point of contact for any employee queries relating to pay and benefits. As a team were are responsible for ensuring all UK associates of the BMW Group are paid correctly and on time. We administer associates from start to finish, from new starters, job changes, family leaves of absences to associates leaving the business.

What will you be doing?

Working as an Intern in HR Services you will be responsible for processing sicknotes, pension changes, creating and distributing contracts and letters and inputting employee information into our systems. You will also be responsible for annual benefit tasks such as selecting and ordering the Christmas gift and the benefit reselection period. You will help to answer employee queries and will assist in the preparation of any associates who are travelling abroad for business purposes. You will also help to facilitate team meetings; team building activities and help prepare any presentations that are required. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in internal projects and will become an important part of the team.

You will receive a training plan which will help bring you up to speed and give you all the necessary knowledge that you will need to succeed in the role. We will also assign you a buddy for the duration of your internship who will be able to assist you at any point.


  • Currently studying a degree in HR, Business Management, International Business or similar
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Time Management & Organisation Skills
  • Customer Service Experience Beneficial
  • Able to use own initiative

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half day on a Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Advantages scheme which gives you a range of offers and discounts, an on-site gym and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, video interview and then a face to face, telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note

We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK passport holder.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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DEADLINE 31st January 2024