Brand Relationship Placement

by Volkswagen Financial Services

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Deadline: 4th December 2023
Start Date: June 2024
Salary: £20,000 - £21,999
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Business Management, Economics, Sales
Location: South East
City: Milton Keynes

Brand Relationship Placement

LOCATION: Milton Keynes

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2023

SALARY: £20,000, 27 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, loan car scheme, pension and a discretionary bonus

CONTRACT: June 2024 - June 2025

If you are keen to learn and work in a team, if you are flexible but structured in the way you approach your work and you like a challenge, then a placement in Brand Relationships is the place for you!

The Brand Management Team is the key contact between the VW Group Brands and VWFS UK and ensures mutual commercial objectives are met. In your role, you will provide cross-team support for a range of projects, analytics and meetings. This will allow you to gain a wealth of knowledge from highly experienced and senior stakeholders across multiple business areas.

What you could be doing:

  • You will work with senior management on key strategic topics including; market competitors, model launches, projects and initiatives with a variety of stakeholders  
  • You will own the reporting shared with senior stakeholders across VWFS,VW Group and our brands including developing, maintaining and managing data sources, collating information with the opportunity to present your findings
  • You will lead reporting and insight within brand management and be the “go to” when it comes to brand management reporting and insight
  • You will manage and host quarterly Brand Management Team meetings
  • Have the opportunity to develop new reporting and analysis tools that support brand management decision making

What can you bring with you?

  • You will be enrolled at a University which offers a 1 year industrial placement
  • You’ll be studying towards a Business, Economics or Mathematics related degree
  • You’re a team player
  • Understanding of Excel and PowerPoint is a great advantage as well as Tableau  
  • You’ll have a proactive attitude and be good at using your own initiative
  • You should be comfortable developing and managing positive working relationships, as well as communicating with a range of stakeholders
  • You are organised and structured in your work, plan ahead and prioritise effectively

What we can offer you:

  • Salary of £20,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and company pension scheme
  • A wealth of experience and a fun and sociable workplace to start your career
  • You’ll be joining a group of 49 undergraduates so you’ll have a large group of colleagues so that you can support each other throughout your placement year
  • Life Skills workshops, designed specifically for you as an Undergraduate
  • Access to a discounted loan car scheme
  • Chance to make a difference in the local community with various volunteering opportunities
  • Physical and mental health support with our Onsite Wellbeing Centre
  • Hybrid blend of working at our office based in Milton Keynes and working from home 

What to expect from the assessment process:

Once you have decided our placement is for you, click the apply button and fill out some quick multiple-choice questions to support your application. We’ll be in touch shortly after receiving your application to advise if you have been progressed to the next stage

You will then be invited to complete an online video interview where you have the opportunity to tell us about you and your amazing qualities

If you are successful after completing your video interview, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre at our Milton Keynes offices. Here, you will complete a Competency Based Interview, deliver a Presentation and take part in a Group Exercise. We’ll provide you with appropriate support and guidance before you attend

This process is designed to help both you and us decide if a placement at Volkswagen Financial Services is the best step for you to kick start your future!

About Volkswagen Financial Services

Each year Volkswagen Financial Services welcome several undergraduates into a wide range of exciting departments. We are passionate about more than just cars. We believe in putting our people and customers at the heart of everything we do. VWFS is informal, collaborative and diverse. We’re a close-knit community and our unique culture is what makes us different. We inspire, support, celebrate and listen to one another. This incredible blend makes VWFS such a great place to work, and explains why we’re growing so quickly. Brand relationships are the heart of our success. We work in partnership with some of the world’s most exciting automotive brands: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, SKODA, Porsche, Bentley – the list goes on!

Our 12-month placements offer an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity to build a thriving network, drive a brand new car and accelerate your own career. You'll have the opportunity to spend a year working in any of our departments, including Marketing, Digital, HR, Finance, and Customer Operations. Not only will you learn a huge amount, you’ll also receive an annual salary of £17.5k, a new car loan every 6 months, 27 days of holiday, a discretionary bonus and lots of other benefits.

How to apply

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

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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