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BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Change, Engagement & Internal Communications - 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 Group Financial Services UK, Division, Farnborough – Change, Engagement & Internal Communications- 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

The Change, Engagement & Internal Communication Intern role reports to the Change & Innovation Manager and the Internal Communications Manager within a newly formed team called Customer Strategy, Change & Innovation.  This team supports the other functions as required in their strategy formulation and leads the development and tracking of our overall corporate strategy. Responsible for internal communications, change & Innovation, the team ensure everyone across our business fully understands our strategy, how we are performing as a business, and drives active engagement and cultural development. 

As the Change, Engagement & Internal Communication Intern, you’ll be in an interesting position where you’ll interact with all functions at all levels across the organisation including Management Committee level. The role is varied enabling you to explore all aspects of the company including working with and aligning with our National Sales Company, Head Quarters in Munich, BMW Financial Services in Ireland, and UK Plants.  You will be responsible for the creation and alignment of daily and weekly communications for all BMW Group Financial Services entities in the UK and Ireland. Working with various stakeholders from around the business to support the Change & Innovation Manager and the Internal Communications Manager transform our business working practices and engage our people with our strategic direction.

What will you be doing?

This internship will support the Change & Innovation and Internal Communications Managers. The role holder will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support with 'All Employee' meetings and events.
  • Define and develop communications, ensuring we are fully leveraging all appropriate channels, including actively exploiting digital media assets.
  • Influence, drive and support all activities which promote positive employee engagement and diversity & inclusion within our workplace.
  • Using an employee voice tool to identify trends and actions with the support of the business to support the implementation of positive change.
  • Support the Change & Innovation Manager in the creation and facilitation of Strategy workshops and training. 

This internship would suit someone who has a passion for communicating with impact, who is able to confidently work with stakeholders from all levels of our business (Including C-Suite), who is able to create PowerPoint presentations and present with impact, who is able to take data and turn it into meaningful actions and who is keen to get an overall insight of the whole business.


The applicant should be studying towards a Communications or business-related degree  but this is not a pre-requisite (on target for a 2:2 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:

  • 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.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Confidence to communicate with senior management and all business areas.
  • Strong numerical and reasoning skills.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and high level.
  • Ability to prioritise activities, work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Competent knowledge of MS Office suite (specifically PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Individual must be outgoing, inquisitive, and confident with a professional approach.

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 other employee benefits, including access to our Advantages scheme which gives you a range of offers, 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

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


BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Change, Engagement & Internal Communications - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

United Kingdom
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BMW Financial Services (GB) Ltd.
BMW Group
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