Student Placement at BMW Group

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Placement (5-9 Months)
Oxford East Midlands
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£16,000 - £17,999
Human Resources

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Student Placemtent in the HR Management Team

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed working in the HR Management Team at BMW. I had the chance to get to know many different sides and tasks that the job as a HR Manager involves.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My team included me from the beginning on and helped me with any queries I had. We had a really relaxed but still professional atmosphere in the office.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My team helped me with any problems and questions I had and were happy to explain and introduce me to their processes.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most of the time I was busy during the day, when there were no tasks to do I tried to find myself something to do or asked if I could assist.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was heavily involved in one of the processes which allowed me to work independently. However I was always supported when I needed help.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I was able to take part in a training for the whole team and I did an online safety course. My role didn't require any further training.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was always good, I felt like a full member of the team.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

At the beginning it took me a while to get access to all the systems, but as soon as all the requests were approved everything ran smoothly.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I was able to take part in a training for the whole team and I did an online safety course. My role didn't require any further training.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Car
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I don't consider starting a job at the moment as I need to go back to university for at least two years but I would definitely like to join the BMW Group at some point again.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The social scene was one of the best parts of my placement, as there are weekly internsmeetings and everyone is welcome. We go for lunch together and even spend our free time and weekends together.
Also special events were planned for us like going to a horse race or laser tag.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Oxford is not a cheap area but there a a lot of private people offering rooms which are affordable. Oxford with its many students is a nice and lively area to live in!


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

The nightlife couldn't be better. Many pubs and clubs.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Absolutely, you can meet other interns almost every day of the week, there is football, internsmeetings, pub evenings, concerts, and so on...