To get things started, we’ll ask you to send in your CV and cover letter and answer some of our online screening questions. If we feel like you’re the right fit for us, you’ll be invited to take part in a telephone interview. If you’re successful, we’ll ask you to come along to our assessment centre in Milton Keynes.
Overall this process usually takes approximately six weeks and we’ll keep in touch with you throughout this time.
Our placement is open to any student at a UK university who is eligible to work full-time in the UK for twelve months from June 2017. Students should be on a sandwich degree or course which offers a one-year industrial placement. We’re looking for strong academic achievers but we also want well-rounded, ambitious people with plenty of motivation and a ‘can-do’ attitude. You’ll be working alongside senior members of our team on important projects, so your written and verbal communication skills must be exemplary and it's important that you’re a strong team player who wants to learn more about our business.
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.
Undergraduates must move to within a 20 mile radius of our office in Blakelands. Because of this, each year, a community of Undergraduates arrives. This is a great social network for anyone who is new to the area.
£17,500 per year plus a discretionary bonus.
As well as a challenging placement you’ll receive structured learning and development throughout your time with us. This includes a buddy, regular meetings with your managers, shadowing opportunities and the chance to be considered for the Graduate programme.
You can take on any extra projects that interest you and we’ll teach you useful business skills throughout the programme, including usage of corporate systems (e.g. Microsoft Office), time management and organisation, presentation skills, and commercial awareness courses.
It’s a combination of project work, personal development and experiences designed to fully immerse you in our business. This is mapped out across 12 months so you can see exactly what your journey looks likes – click here for a full placement overview.
When you send us your application, you’ll be asked to apply for a particular stream, such as Finance or Marketing. Our HR team will then allocate placements based on where we think you’ll fit in best. It’s important to remember that all of our placements are equally challenging, and will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of people from across the Group.
Throughout your twelve months with us, we’ll be supporting you and tracking your progress. As you develop, we’ll sit down with you to talk about your longer term aspirations and what the Graduate programme can offer you. If you’re interested in taking the next step, we’ll offer you an assessment and, if you’re successful, we’ll offer you a place on the following year’s intake.
Yes. If you’re successful, we’ll be in regular contact with you over the summer and will hold a welcome event in April 2017.