Business Analytics Placements

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, Sales, Business Operations, Retail
Location: South East
City: Milton Keynes

Business Analytics Placements

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

We have two placement opportunities to work within Business Control, as part of the wider Risk & Controlling function. You will work to support sales growth, increase margin and drive business development across both our Retail and Fleet customer portfolios.

You will support work from across all areas of the Risk & Controlling function to help achieve the business objectives, centred on driving sales and increasing profitability, whilst developing the foundation skills to become a successful business controls colleague. With exposure to the wider Risk & Controlling department as well as the business as a whole, this will provide you with an interesting challenge in an ever-evolving landscape!

What you could be doing:

  • You will design and develop scheduled and ad hoc reporting on profit and performance
  • You will update and analyse reports and processes used to drive decision making
  • You will support the creation of business cases and growth plans to improve business performance
  • You will collate data and analyse on specified datasets within the Contract Hire, Finance Lease, Corporate and Value Added Products areas in both Retail and Fleet
  • You will support the Commercial Manager to track, review and evaluate Retailer Terms
  • Attend meetings with subject matter experts from across the business to create/update procedures
  • You will have the responsibility of carrying out the auditing, reconciliation and invoicing of Tactical investments, exceeding c. £100m per annum

What can you bring with you?

  • You will be enrolled at a University which offers a 1 year industrial placement
  • You will be studying towards a Business/Finance related degree
  • You can evidence your research and analyse
  • You pay close attention to detail and are highly numerate
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with large teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a creative approach to process improvement
  • Strong IT skills, especially with MS Office applications (i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • An interest in the automotive sector

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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