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MINI Plant Oxford - Human Resource Management, Training Department - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


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.

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.


MINI Plant Oxford - Human Resource Management, Training Department – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

The BMW Group UK Training department is responsible for meeting the training and development needs of all employees within our 11 UK based businesses excluding the sales dealerships. The role is based in Oxford, however some travel to sites such as Farnborough, Rolls Royce in Goodwood, Hams-Hall in Birmingham, and Swindon will be required.

You will be involved in day-to-day activities, such as developing training strategy focusing upon learning culture. Involved in the creation and marketing / communicating training topics to ensure our offers are known and utilised. This may include developing and enabling e-learning content as a medium for learning within the employee training space.  Activities may also include contractual agreements between the individuals, the business areas, and the training provider. Tracking learner plans, documenting processes, and facilitating meetings and project work.   

This is a fantastic opportunity, if you are excited about developing people, to gain first-hand knowledge, take responsibility for and further enhance the learning opportunities offered by the world’s leading premium automotive manufacturer.

What will you be doing?

  • Organisation and co-ordination of training activities and topics.
  • Development of data sets and analysis to predict business training requirements.
  • Research and deriving information into new forms of training either Face to Face, virtual or E-Learning.
  • Administration of business processes and participation in meeting and workshops.
  • Steering of identified projects and innovations.
  • Representing the business at events and activities.
  • Undertaking a bachelor’s degree in the field of Business, Computer Science, Data Analytics or Human Resources, progressing towards a minimum 2:2 or above
  • Proactive with a team player approach and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Confidence & ability to put ideas forwards.
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills.
  • Good with data and ideally with some experience of data analytics business intelligence tools.
  • Good communication skills utilising a range of different media.
  • Good time-management with the ability to deal with multiple topics and meet tight deadlines.
  • Drive to improve yourself and open to new ideas.
  • German language and advantage (but not essential).


Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • 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 – 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, an on-site gym 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:  Wednesday 31st January 2024

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MINI Plant Oxford - Human Resource Management, Training Department - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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