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BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Business Delivery - 13 Month Placement (July 2022)

Farnborough, Hampshire. Open to all STEM.

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We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop dur­ing your time with us and where you are giv­en your own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one; encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and to give you the opportunity to show what you can re­ally do.

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What will you be doing?

  • Prepare the monthly project reporting pack for distribution by collaborating with Product Owners and Heads of Departments.  You will gain insight into all BMW Financial Services projects and how project progress is tracked.
  • Investigate and validate project business resources requirements from project teams and collate the project resource requirements in an Excel spreadsheet (known as the Heatmap). You will engage with all departments in BMW Financial Services, developing stakeholder communication skills.
  • Support the continued Agile transformation across project teams by assisting with scheduling of Agile coaching/training and participation in workshops. You will develop knowledge of Agile project methodology and work closely with an Agile training provider.
  • Create and distribute internal surveys to employees. You will use MS Office skills to analyse and present the survey results to internal stakeholders. 
  • Support the day-to-day management and implementation of change requests for internal systems (known as Business Enhancements). You will gain insight into the IT delivery process and build a strong relationship with the internal IT department.
  • Support projects as required, including minute taking for steering committees and management meetings. You will gain exposure to the decision making process of senior managers within the business.
  • Support the facilitation and take minutes for the monthly Business Change Huddle where all Business Change Requests are discussed. You will develop knowledge of the delivery of projects, how internal change is managed and experience of facilitating meetings.
  • Ownership and maintenance of the Process Management and Quality Team Intranet pages, utilising knowledge of the department to effectively communicate the team’s roles and responsibilities. This will provide you will knowledge of web page design and maintenance. 
  • Manage and maintain Jira and Confluence spaces.  This will develop your skills on these platforms which are commonly used in Agile project management and delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Studying towards a Bachelor degree - preferably in a business or other relevant field with a predicted grade of 2:1 or higher.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Experience of leading others
  • Strong written and verbal communication, influencing and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to adapt working approach depending on specific requirements.
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and put forward suggestions for improvement
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and high level
  • Ability to be pro-active, self-starter with a high level of initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise activities, work under pressure and multi-task
  • Data analysis skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office suite (specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Individual must be outgoing, inquisitive and confident with a professional approach
  • Strong numerical and reasoning skills

Did you know…

Farnborough is home to our BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, ALPHERA 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 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 table-tennis 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.

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