Fleet Corporate Services Placement

by Volkswagen Financial Services

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Deadline: 8th December 2023
Start Date: June 2024
Salary: £20,000 - £21,999
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Economics, Business Management, Sales, Banking
Location: South East
City: Milton Keynes

Fleet Corporate Services 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

As the Fleet Corporate Services Undergraduate you will support the Corporate Services team providing analysis and business insight; reporting, quality analysis and operational improvement ideas and initiatives. 

This placement year will provide you with a huge opportunity to really get inside knowledge and understanding of how fleet businesses operate and run. At the end of the lease, the vehicle comes back to us and is sold at auction. You will gain insight into the beginning to end process and have knowledge of the whole Fleet journey.

What you could be doing:

  • You will generate quotations, the preparation of sales proposals and processing of signed orders, all within strict service level agreements to ensure we win and retain VWFS Fleet business
  • You will attend site visits with external account managers, showcasing sales support and responding to their questions
  • You will be involved in all aspects of looking after our fleet corporate customers and then analysing the service we provide and offering improvement ideas highlighting how we can make that service better
  • You will have access to a huge range of stakeholders of varying levels, working alongside them, presenting to them and learning from them
  • You will representing VWFS Fleet to prospective customers, being the named contact for these clients
  • You will liaise with retailers, providing customer quotations for a wide range of vehicles to include discounts, cost of funds and brand margins
  • You will manage customer issues and supporting customer requirements for non-standard product
  • You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative duties and inter departmental liaison
  • You will ensure contracts are extended or vehicles are booked in for inspection/collection
  • You will review processes and identify potential improvements, assisting with the development and delivery of training activity for new projects and process changes to ensure new ways of working are embedded

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 any Business related degree
  • Well-developed communication skills – verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to use own initiative through creative thinking, problem solving and critical analysis
  • Demonstrate high levels of accuracy and attention to detail to meet demanding deadlines
  • Advanced PC literacy – Microsoft office skills especially Excel for reporting requirements
  • Ability to work on your own and as a team
  • Analytical thinking 

 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

Our mission is straight forward, we want to be 'The Key to Mobility'. What does that mean? To make getting from A-to-B as easy and simple for as many people as possible. To truly meet the mobility needs of people in a changing world, our offering goes beyond traditional vehicle financing. We do this by offering a range of finance and aftersales products on Volkswagen Group vehicles, as well as developing innovative mobility products designed to solve real problems 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Diversity and Inclusion is not just a statement for us and we are nurturing an environment where everyone can be their 100% self. If there is anything we can do to support you being your 100% self during our recruitment process, please let us know and we will support you as best we can 

Please do not apply for more than one placement role. This will ensure that you are considered for the placement that you are most interested in and your skills are aligned to

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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