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HR Management Oxford 15.12.2021

MINI Plant Oxford - HR Management - Painted Body - 13 Months Placement (July 2022)

We are the Painted Body Human Resources Management (HRM) who provide business partner consultancy and "one face" to our customers in BIW and Paint, Plant Oxford (circa 1200 employees)  on behalf of the whole HR community. High performance, flexibility and sustainability are key to ensuring a high performing and motivated organisation. Our advice and support alongside our network into the international HR community and central functions helps secure the future viability of our plant.

We advise, empower and support our Managers in strategic and specialised areas, we facilitate change processes and are responsible for the ensuring application of HR policy and process in line with UK Employment Law, EU Directives and best practice.

HRM key areas of focus include:

  •   People Development and Succession Planning
  •   Selection of candidates to fill open vacancies
  •   Performance and capability management
  •   Discipline and Grievance
  •   HR Policies
  •   Absence Management
  •   Re-organisations and redeployments
  •   Operational change management activities
  •   Remuneration planning
  •   Local employee relations (Trade Unions)

The Painted Body HRM consists of a team of 6 responsible for BIW/Paint at Plant Oxford and Plant Swindon.   We are made up of 1 Manager across both sites, 1 HRM Specialist based in Body-In-White, 1 HRM Specialist based in Paint Shop, supported by 2 HR Interns, 1 based across BIW/Paint in Oxford and 1 based in Swindon. This role would be based in Oxford.


  • Active member of the Painted Body HRM Team member acting as a business partner to Managers across Body-In-White and Paint Shop.
  • First point of contact for employee and manager queries.
  • Responsible for absence reporting and steering across Painted Body.
  • Responsible for providing admin support to the team, i.e. cost changes changes / workflows to manage job changes / terms and conditions changes / creation of letters for employees / HR System (SAP) reports.
  • Responsible for supporting annual appraisal assessment processes.
  • Responsible for supporting succession planning and management validation processes.
  • Responsible for steering Qualification and Competency process across Painted Body.
  • Supporting recruitment processes and interviews, discipline and grievance processes.
  • Updating weekly and monthly KPIs.
  • Co-ordination of grading activities and drafting job descriptions
  • Ability and willingness to take on additional projects to support HR enabler projects and projects within the local HRM team that would support process, data and IT efficiencies.
  • Studying towards a Degree to a 2:2 or above in HR or related subjects e.g. business, psychology 
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic, resilience, highly developed interpersonal skills
  • IT Skills – Excel, Powerpoint, Word alongside degree level standard of general office skills
  • MS Outlook, Teams, SAP
  • The role is mainly based at Plant Oxford but candidate ideally would be flexible to travel to either site to support cross site workshops/tasks (driving licence preferred)


Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £18,500, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme as well as a subsidised on-site restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance. 
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your placement you will be supported by our experts and many fellow students 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, or 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.

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.

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.

Any further questions? Email us on hr.services.recruitment@bmwgroup.co.uk

Closing date : 17th January 2022

MINI Plant Oxford - HR Management - Painted Body - 13 Months Placement (July 2022)

United Kingdom
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BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.
BMW Group
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HR Management
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