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Digital Sales - 13 Month Placement (July 2021)

BMW Group Financial Services

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We believe in creating an environment where our placement student really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why we’ll treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Digital - 13 Month Student Placement (July 2021)

The BMW Financial Services Digital team are focused on developing systems and solutions for our customers to help them buy a car or motorbike online with finance easily. With Agile at our heart we work as a project team to build services as MVP to later continuously improve and enhance them. The department prides itself on being business focused but with technical knowledge and experience.

We are looking for a student to join our Digital team for 13 months starting July 2021. This is a diverse and interesting role where you’ll provide financial process support to the Accounting & Reporting Manager and assist with the management of accounting for BMW UK and Ireland. Our student placement also offers the opportunity to work cross functionally with the other teams of the Finance department to identify and drive process efficiencies.

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What will you be doing?

  • Work closely and liaise with feature teams and 3rd party software provider as well as Central (Munich) teams, NSC, IT and other Financial Services departments to development, implement and integrate Digital projects.
  • Become key member of the Digital team offering suggestions, recommendations for new initiatives and projects.
  • Support team is a variety of ways including: Testing systems alongside Test Manager, helping document technical requirements, supporting Manager with communication strategy of new systems.
  • Work with Agile in mind, with the ability to change direction, keep up and work on different projects depending on the business strategy.
  • Report and analyse any data sets and identify key learnings, trends. Showcase results and reports to other areas of the business including managers. Make suggestions and recommendations off the back of any analysis.
  • Understand a range of data sets and how they work and integrate with one another. Interrogate data to find issues/anomalies.
  • Taking responsibility for ad-hoc projects assigned to you, including exploration, implementation and reporting.
  • Work with applications and technical data sources including SQL, API’s and JAVA development.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be working towards a BSc Computer Science degree or similar.
  • Confident user of SQL, Java, API’s. (Application Platform Integration.)
  • Able to demonstrate an interest/experience with coding or programming, although this is not a pure coding role.
  • Strong commercial acumen and able to build relationships
  • Able to demonstrate keen interest in data, numbers and new technologies.
  • Qualification in Business either at A-Level or part of degree preferred

Did you know?

Farnborough is home to our BMW, MINI and Alphabet National Sales Centres. We’re proud of our office environment and achievements, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

  • Our work persona shift – Being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency and reduces wasted energy. For this reason we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
  • Flexible working hours - Working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance not burnout through focusing on output not attendance.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued to support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Throughout our offices there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as Ping-Pong tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.

Why Choose Us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £18,500, 27 days' holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37.5 hours a week, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your placement you will be supported by our experts and have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, video interview and then a face to face, telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.


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Job ID Number: 2000036Q
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Opportunity Overview

  • February 21st, 2021
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough (Hampshire)
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  • Computer Science

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