HR Management Farnborough 16.01.2023

BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Human Resources Management - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)


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 UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Human Resources Management - 13 Month Placement

The Intern will develop a broad understanding of the HR processes and practices by directly participating in the department’s activities as an HR Advisor within the HR Business Partnering team.

The HR Advisors across whole HR Function also enjoy operating as part of a small team to ensure the administration that underpins our HR activities and processes is delivered proactively, in the best timescales and to the highest standard, requiring a high degree of accuracy and discretion. This results in a great service delivery to our customers, and provides opportunity for making improvements to services as required. In addition, there will be opportunity to be involved in Project work within the Business Partnering team and wider HR Function.

What will you be doing?

  • Guide employees where to find information on HR related topics to resolve queries via the HR Portal, HR Services and Summit One HR intranet page/s.
  • Action contractual changes that may occur during an employee’s employment.  Generate all workflows within agreed timescales and proactively manage documents with the manager / employee.
  • Produce letters (using templates) to employees as required by HR colleagues within agreed timescales, e.g. improvement notices as part of managing attendance, discipline / capability letters, consultation letters, etc.
  • Use the Occupational Health Portal to generate referrals for employees with input from HR Specialist as required.
  • Manage the upload of all locally generated HR documentation to Elida (electronic filing system), e.g. letters to employees, training, certificates, portfolio documentation, etc., ensuring adherence to the BMW Group HR Scanning & Archiving Document Policy.
  • Manage the HR email inbox and take ownership to answer queries by drafting the response involving input from HR colleagues as appropriate.  Take ownership of documents emailed in relation to general HR activities, e.g. training and development, Portfolio (annual appraisal), employee engagement, etc., updating relevant return logs and uploading to Elida.
  • Manage and deliver agreed actions in support of discharging the HR responsibilities within the FCA Senior Managers and Certification Regime regulation, including conducting background checks; updating systems; escalating issues; liaising with senior managers and Compliance Function colleagues; maintaining records; etc.
  • Update HR intranet pages as required to ensure pages hold up to date information.
  • Collaborate on shared activities in support of Talent processes such as recruitment, succession planning and annual appraisal processes, etc.
  • Undertake ad-hoc HR related projects as required to support the HR team. This may include projects within the wider HR teams – Recruitment, Planning & Steering, Talent & Development.
  • Provide administrative support for the HR team ensuring activities are carried out to a high degree of accuracy and that all business requirements are met.
  • Comply with FCA rules and guidance, including the Conduct Rules that apply to all employees, a copy of which is published and updated from time to time within the Code of Conduct.
  • Propose process improvements and efficiency opportunities.
  • Contribute ideas to HR ways of working.
  • Support HR colleagues with all Operational aspects of HR including:
    • Liaise with centralized and local departments who provide HR services e.g. Recruitment and HR Services
    • Liaise with internal departments to resolve day to day issues eg Finance
  • Strong academic background. Studying towards a Bachelor's degree - preferably in HR or other relevant field with a predicted grade of 2:2 or higher.
  • Demonstrated interest in HR
  • Strong IT skills particularly Microsoft Applications -  Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the confidence and interpersonal skills to discuss queries with employees face-to-face with tact and diplomacy, ensuring a high level of confidentiality is maintained.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, with the flexibility and willingness to learn and support others in the team



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.

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.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 5th February 2023

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BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Human Resources Management - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

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BMW (UK) Ltd.
BMW Group
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