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Alphabet (GB) Ltd, Farnborough - Operational Services Analytics - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)


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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 responsbilities from the start. That´s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring own ideas to the table - and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.  We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

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Within our self-contained campus, 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. 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.

13 Month Student Placement - Alphabet - Operational Services Analytics Intern (July 2023)

The Operational Services team are responsible for all of Alphabet’s in-life products and services, including Tyre, Service Maintenance and Repair authorisations, Breakdown Recovery, MOT and Tax management, ancillary products such as Driver Risk, Glass, Accident Management and more.  With a total turnover of around £1billion annually this is a highly influential department with significant opportunity to make a positive impact through insight and analysis.  Big Data is more than just a buzz word, it’s the future of customer service.  By collecting, collating, storing and ordering our data we can employ Data Analytics to get to the heart of how our customers act, what they want, and how best to serve them. We are currently recruiting for an analytical, logical, inquisitive and focussed individual to join our team in an exciting 13 month student placement.

What will you be doing?

As an Intern in the Operational Services department you would:

  • Support key department and company initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and lead projects to deliver quantifiable improvements.
  • Supporting in the maintenance of Key Performance Indicator reporting, identifying trends to drive focus topics.
  • Help to develop our predictive analytical capabilities resulting in targeted customer communications.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers to ensure an optimised level of service delivery and cost reduction.
  • Help to identify and implement opportunities for process efficiency.


  • Studying for an undergraduate degree level in general Business or a  STEM-based subject and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Proven Intermediate level Excel is essential
  • Experience of a statistical measurement tool such as SAS or R would be advantageous.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,000, 27 days' holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Advantages scheme which gives you a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

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, a video interview and then a face to face or virtual interview with the hiring manager.

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 passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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Job ID Number: 220002VT
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 13 months
  • Farnborough (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Statistics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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