PSA Group

4 /5 102 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Automotive Manufacturing

About PSA Group

Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Vauxhall are four of the most respected brands in the motor industry and we have the accolades to prove it.

  • 2019 Carbuyer Best Cars Award for ‘Best Large Family Car’ – Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
  • Auto Trader’s ‘New Car of the Year’ for the Peugeot 3008 SUV
  • 2019 Auto Express Awards ‘Small SUV of the Year’ for the Citroën C3 Aircross

The automotive industry is fast paced and Groupe PSA’s strategy for 2016 to 2021 aims to make the Group a global car manufacturer on the cutting edge of efficiency and a provider of mobility services favoured by its customers, keeping ahead of the game with the launch of the Electric Vauxhall Corsa and PHEV vehicle range later this year. This strategy is underpinned by three levers; the digital transformation of the Group, the internal performance culture and corporate social responsibility.

Your Year

Groupe PSA is focused on developing talent and skills which is essential to the company’s success.

Our trainee programmes offer multiple opportunities to develop personally and professionally. Offering a wide range of training in skills that are both technical and transferable and could offer you the chance to embark on an industry certified qualification.

During your twelve months you will be involved with the daily activities within the department as well as having your own assignments to manage and organise. We ensure our trainees undertake real roles & responsibilities where they learn and develop life & work skills, so were looking for candidates who can embrace our values; being agile, motivated to work well in a team; wining together, whilst looking for ways to be more efficient.

Working at Groupe PSA means opportunities to enhance your professional career while shaping tomorrow’s mobility.

Placement Areas:

Securing an industrial placement with us means you could work in one of the following areas:

  • Commercial

The division is responsible for all of the commercial activities within Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Vauxhall in the UK. Responsibilities range from managing digital activity on website platforms, promoting new model launches to communicating the latest news. You may also have the opportunity to produce and monitor various reports for the team to track performance on KPI’s. Identify potential strategy improvements and assist in forecasting, planning and scheduling of goods and service parts. Within the Commercial role there are a number of departments that you could be placed into; Sales, Marketing, Fleet, Network Development, Parts & Service, PR, Events and Supply Chain & Distribution

  • Finance

There are a number of departments within the Finance and Accounting division such as: treasury, tax, finance systems, financial analysis, accounting, sales accounts and accounts payable. Your focus can vary from daily reporting and forecasting of parts sales, variable profit analysis – with reference to pre-defined thresholds and the individual customer circumstances to carrying out special investigations and ad hoc projects as required.

  • IT

Within the IT department, your focus can vary from detecting and helping in the resolution of IT related concerns, determining and analysing data trends and supporting the integration of digital marketing platforms globally and other operational aspects of the organisation’s systems.

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary – £17,000
  • Employee Car Scheme & Car Purchase Discounts
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discounts on Top Retailers and Discounted Gym Membership

Who we look for

We look for candidates who take pride in everything they do, and embrace our values of being motivated, agile and efficient! Candidates must:

  • Be working towards a 2:1 degree in any discipline
  • Commercial work experience is desirable but not essential
  • Must have the right to work in the UK

What next?

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you now! Our recruitment process is simple and straightforward and consists of:

  • Sending your CV through Indeed
  • Telephone Interview
  • Assessment Centre

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PSA Group Latest Reviews

  • Commercial Management

    I have learnt so much this year, and I know that regardless of whether I am successful on getting onto the Grad scheme, I have learnt so many skills which will benefit me in the future. This doesn't solely mean skills used in the office - I have learnt skills such as networking, relationship building, presentation skills. It has been such a valuable year, and I know that it has put me on the right track for my future career....


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  • Internal Communications and Lifestyle PR assistant

    I really enjoyed working at PSA Group. I was offered so many different opportunities and experiences throughout my placement year. My job was very interesting to do, fast paced but very enjoyable. The role has provided me with so much insight into both the PR and automotive industry. I felt valued in the team as a member of the department, not just an intern. I felt that my role added significant value, not just to the department, but to the company as a whole....


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  • Product Communications Assistant

    I highly enjoyed my placement with Vauxhall within PSA Groupe. It gave me some great insights into both the PR and automotive industry....


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PSA Group Latest Case Study

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HR Industrial Placement Student

Placement Year (10 Months+)

BA (Hons) Business & Management

They have been the most welcoming team I have ever been a part of

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Number of Placements Available This Year


Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:1 (Two One)

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