First, you’ll need to send in your CV and cover letter and answer some of our online screening questions. If you’re successful at this stage, you’ll be invited to take part in a telephone interview. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an assessment centre at our head office in Milton Keynes and you’ll be asked to complete some online tests prior to attending.
This process usually takes 8 weeks and we’ll keep you updated throughout this time.
No. Anyone with the necessary grades can apply. You’ll need to bring proof of your qualifications.
You’ll need to be working towards at least a 2.1 degree (of any discipline). As well as your qualifications, we look for relevant work experience, ambition and a determination to succeed. You’ll also need to have the right to work in the UK.
We’re all driven by different things. What matters is that you’re just that: driven. We’re looking for people with the energy and determination to pursue a successful, long-term career, and who seek out opportunities to learn, develop and take responsibility. If you share that desire, you’re the kind of person we want to work with.
Yes, of course. We’re an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all candidates. Please let us know if you have any special requirements so that we can take these into consideration during the recruitment process.
If you’re invited to one of our assessment centres, we’ll put you up in a local hotel, provide you with breakfast and get you to and from our offices. You’ll also be invited to an evening meal the night before the event, where you’ll get to meet the other candidates and some of our employees. Any additional travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
All positions are based in the Volkswagen Group UK head office in Milton Keynes. Because some of our Graduates move to Milton Keynes for the programme, an established community of Graduates has evolved here. This is a great social network for anyone who is new to the area.
You’ll start on a salary of £30,000. Within your second year, you’ll be eligible for our annual pay and bonus review. Any increases are discretionary and based on performance.
Our placements are designed to give you the best experience possible and the opportunity to experience a variety of roles, business areas and functions. The structure of the programme sets you up for your future career with the Volkswagen Group UK – and we’ll take your preferences into consideration wherever possible. Your first placement will last one year, and the following two placements will each last six months. You could be doing anything from managing product merchandise at ŠKODA to reporting on used car performance at Volkswagen Passenger Cars. In doing so, you’ll pick up broad commercial knowledge and expertise.
It’s a combination of placements, project work, personal development and experiences designed to fully immerse you in our business. This is mapped out across the two years so you can see exactly what your journey looks likes – click here for a full programme overview.
You’re guaranteed a permanent role with us when you finish the programme. A few months before you finish, we’ll talk through the different options with you. With two years of broad commercial experience, you’ll now have the opportunity to specialise if there’s a particular business area or function you think you can make a big impact in. There’s also potential for a one-year international placement at the end of the programme.
Yes. If you’re successful, we’ll be in regular contact with you over the summer and will hold a welcome event in July 2017.
Yes. There are a number of other opportunities available with us and you can find out more about working for Volkswagen Group UK and our latest vacancies here: http://vwgcareers.co.uk/
There are also lots of development opportunities available to support you with your career progression once you have completed the programme, such as a place on one of our talent programmes, and a suite of training courses open to all employees to attend.