At Volkswagen Group UK, we employ over 900 people, supporting a network of more than 600 retailers, and we manage all aspects of vehicle sales for our six brands, from ordering to importing, and advertising to aftersales.
Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales, Marketing and Digital operation in our own right. Last year over 350,000 cars and vans were registered from the Volkswagen Group UK brands, achieving a market share of over 22% and confirming our position as the leading automotive company in the UK.
With a global target to be balance-sheet CO2 neutral by the year 2050, we are leading the automotive transition to zero emission battery electric vehicles. We're focusing on key strategic initiatives to help us become the leading provider of mobility services in the UK, digital sales, the next generation of aftersales and new efficient distribution structures to name a few.
We have a unique culture, built on difference and a friendly rivalry that inspires us all. Across our business, we learn from each other, encourage each other and regularly challenge each other to think differently adding value to our cultural agenda. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time.
Our placements give you the chance to choose a real role that matches your specific interests and aspirations.
What are you driven by? Whether it’s numbers or strategy, marketing or technology, our Undergraduate Placement will let you test your skills, work in real business roles on key projects, and turn your knowledge and passion into real-world, value-adding impact.
On our twelve-month placement, you’ll immerse yourself in one of our six very different brands and business functions, and develop specialist expertise in your chosen area. At the same time, you’ll do important work, put forward ideas, and collaborate with senior leaders and participate in high-profile projects.
As an undergraduate on one of our placements, you'll receive a £17,500 salary, as well as a new car every six months (as long as you have a full, clean UK driving licence). You'll also receive 27 days' holiday – plus bank holidays – a discretionary bonus, an award-winning pension scheme, flexible benefits allowance, employee well-being support, an on-site restaurant and shopping discounts. Upon completion, you'll also have the opportunity to be considered for our Graduate Programme.
Our placement is open to any university student who is eligible to work full-time in the UK for twelve months from June/July 2022. You should be on a sandwich degree or course which offers a one-year industrial placement. We have a duty of care to our people and wouldn't want you to spend a large amount of time commuting, so we require our undergraduates to be based within a reasonable radius of our Milton Keynes head office.
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