We believe in creating an environment where our placement students really can learn and develop during their time with us and where they are given their 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 giving 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.
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.
BMW Financial Services, Farnborough – Business Delivery Intern - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)
The Business Delivery Intern role reports to the Business Delivery and Enhancements Manager in the Process Management and Quality Team (PMQ) within the Operations Department.
The PMQ function is a business area with five key teams:
Training, Reporting and Quality
Business Process Management and Governance
Retail Application Management (project team)
Retail Customer Management (project team)
As Business Delivery Intern, you'll be in an interesting and varied position where you'll interact significantly with all areas of the business, including our project teams, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Operations and Strategy Teams. You’ll provide direct support to our project teams by completing supporting tasks and assist with workshops and steering committees. Working closely with the management team you will gain insight into management decision making meeting facilitation and our annual project planning process. The role will also provide you with knowledge of Agile Project Delivery including the use of Agile tools and events which are transferable skills into any organisation.
What will you be doing?
This internship will support the Business Delivery Manager in providing support with the governance of projects, the Business Change Process and progression of our Agile transformation. The role holder will be responsible for the following tasks:
Facilitate the preparation of the monthly project reporting for distribution by collaborating with Product Owners and Heads of Department, gaining insight into a variety of projects and how their progress is tracked.
Investigate and validate changes to resources assigned to projects which are collated in an Excel spreadsheet (Heatmap) by engaging with all departments in Financial Services, developing stakeholder communication and Excel 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.
Manage and maintain Business Delivery Jira and Confluence spaces, developing skills on these platforms which are commonly used in project management and delivery.
Support the management and implementation of changes for key internal systems (Business Enhancements), gaining insight into the IT delivery process.
Support projects as required, including minute taking for steering committees and management meetings, gaining exposure to the decision-making process of senior managers within the business.
Support the facilitation of and take minutes for the monthly Business Change Huddle where business changes are discussed, developing business knowledge regarding the delivery of projects.
Ownership and maintenance of the PMQ Team Intranet pages, utilising knowledge of the department to effectively communicate the team’s roles and responsibilities.
Support the Quality Assurance Team with administration tasks for quality assurance activities.
This internship would suit someone who's keen to get an overall insight of several different functions of a business and enjoys dealing with multiple stakeholders. You will work closely with project teams and gain insight into Agile project methodologies and tools.
The applicant should be studying towards a business-related degree but is not a pre-requisite (on target for a 2:1 or above). Please note that our intern opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their studies following their placement with us.
The role requires:
Intermediate level Excel skills as the role requires work with Excel spreadsheets daily. (Experience will be gained when starting the role, however the role will require previous experience of using Excel.)
Data analysis skills.
Strong numerical and reasoning skills.
Strong 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.
Good attention to detail.
Competent knowledge of MS Office suite (specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Individual must be outgoing, inquisitive, and confident with a professional approach.
Confidence to communicate with senior management.
Ability to work remotely from home when required.
Training on bespoke internal systems will be provided.”
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 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to 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, 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.
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.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 5th February 2023
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