Marketing & Communications Placement at Volkswagen Group UK

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
5th October 2020
South East
Milton Keynes
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Advertising Marketing

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Marketing & Communications Placement

What will you be doing?

A placement here will immerse you in a busy, high-achieving marketing function for an internationally recognised brand. You'll be a core part of our marketing department to deliver national, local and digital campaigns across numerous channels whilst tracking the performance and achievement of KPIs. You'll drive customer engagement, sales leads and loyalty for our brands, whilst working on some of the most innovative communications projects across the automotive industry.

What's in it for you?

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.

What do you need?

To be successful in this team you'll have ambition, a creative vision and a desire to learn. These placements suit Marketing students or general Business Studies students with an aptitude for communication.

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 / July 2021. 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 undergraduates to be based within a 20 mile radius of our Milton Keynes head office.

What's the assessment process?

Once you have hit the apply button, we will send you a Numerical and Verbal reasoning assessment to complete. Upon successful completion of these, we will invite you to complete an online video interview so that we have a chance to get to know you a little more about you.

Our final step in the journey would be for you to attend a virtual assessment centre, where you will take part in a range of activities based on real life tasks. You will also have a chance to meet some of our managers and also the existing student placement cohort to find out more about them and the scheme.

This process is designed to help us both work out if a placement here is the right step for you. Successful candidates will be offered a place soon after the assessment centre.

About Volkswagen Group UK

We're driven by difference. With five big brands under one roof – each with its own history, designs and inventions – we've created some of the world's most iconic vehicles, from luxury sports cars to family camper vans. Here, you'll discover opportunities, explore ideas and tackle challenges that you won't find anywhere else. Whatever drives you – whether it's curiosity, adventure, collaboration or growth – at Volkswagen Group, you'll find a career path that matches your ambitions.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.