HR Placements Milton Keynes 2024

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Our Human Resources (HR) department within Volkswagen Financial Services work closely with all areas of the business to support them in delivering the people strategy. Our purpose is to enable our colleagues to reach their full potential, to support the company to build a reputation for outstanding customer service and, be the best automotive finance company in the UK.

We have three HR Undergraduate opportunities available, you could be supporting the Resourcing team, Learning and Development or the HR Operations team. As well as supporting these teams on a day-to-day basis you will have the opportunity to become involved in and manage various projects throughout your placement year.

HR is always evolving and this is an idea of what our current undergraduates have been doing: Managing employee Learning and Development needs and evolving the programmes and opportunities available, Planning and Managing the recruitment process for Early Careers including the next cohort of Undergraduates, conducting research to support ongoing Employee Relations strategies including, Diversity & Inclusion and supporting our Employee Engagement survey processes and Community Support activities.

What you could be doing

  • You will build some great relationships and have the opportunity to collaborate with your HR colleagues, your fellow Undergraduates, the wider business, candidates and suppliers as appropriate
  • You will provide core administration and coordination support for your team which will include managing mailboxes and telephones and responding to queries
  • Involvement in HR reporting and data analysis to support key decision making and monitor colleague activity
  • Proactively identify and offer support for process improvements within the department
  • Use your initiative to contribute to key projects within HR
  • You may also be processing invoices from external suppliers, coordinating team meetings, general filing to ensure HR records are stored in line with data protection legislation

What can you bring with you?

  • You will be enrolled at a University which offers a 1 year industrial placement
  • Have a proven record of academic success with an interest in HR
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to deal with a variety of tasks
  • You have a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • You use your own initiative to answer questions and solve queries
  • Able to research and pull information together to support projects and other initiatives
  • You will be able to communicate clearly with the business both verbally and in writing
  • MS Office proficiency, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • You are able to analyse, interpret data and communicate your findings

What we can offer you

  • Salary of £20,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and company pension scheme
  • A wealth of experience and a fun and sociable workplace to start your career
  • You’ll be joining a group of 49 undergraduates so you’ll have a large group of colleagues so that you can support each other throughout your placement year
  • Life Skills workshops, designed specifically for you as an Undergraduate
  • Access to a discounted loan car scheme
  • Chance to make a difference in the local community with various volunteering opportunities
  • Physical and mental health support with our Onsite Wellbeing Centre
  • Hybrid blend of working at our office based in Milton Keynes and working from home

What to expect from the assessment process

Once you have decided our placement is for you, click the apply button and fill out some quick multiple-choice questions to support your application. We’ll be in touch shortly after receiving your application to advise if you have been progressed to the next stage. You will then be invited to complete an online video interview where you have the opportunity to tell us about you and your amazing qualities.

If you are successful after completing your video interview, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre at our Milton Keynes offices. Here, you will complete a Competency Based Interview, deliver a Presentation and take part in a Group Exercise. We’ll provide you with appropriate support and guidance before you attend.

This process is designed to help both you and us decide if a placement at Volkswagen Financial Services is the best step for you to kick start your future!

About Volkswagen Financial Services

Our mission is straight forward, we want to be 'The Key to Mobility'. What does that mean? To make getting from A-to-B as easy and simple for as many people as possible. To truly meet the mobility needs of people in a changing world, our offering goes beyond traditional vehicle financing. We do this by offering a range of finance and aftersales products on Volkswagen Group vehicles, as well as developing innovative mobility products designed to solve real problems.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Diversity and Inclusion is not just a statement for us and we are nurturing an environment where everyone can be their 100% self. If there is anything we can do to support you being your 100% self during our recruitment process, please let us know and we will support you as best we can.

Please do not apply for more than one placement role. This will ensure that you are considered for the placement that you are most interested in and your skills are aligned to.

DEADLINE 5th December 2023