HR Management Swindon 30.09.2023

MINI Plant Swindon - Human Resources - 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.


MINI Plant Swindon is an integral part of The BMW Group’s production triangle. 90% of the body components for the MINI – including all the skin panels and closure assemblies – originate at BMW Group Plant Swindon. We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

  • Our production of 350 different types of pressed parts for the MINI body shell using 15 fully automated press lines.
  • Our zero waste to landfill philosophy; none of the materials we use are sent to landfill.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued to support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year


MINI Plant Swindon - Human Resources Placement – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

We are the Painted Body Human Resources Management (HRM) who provide business partner consultancy and "one face" to our customers in Swindon (circa 550 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.

What will you be doing?

  •  Active member of Plant Swindon, acting as a business partner to Managers, and being the first point of contact for employee and manager queries.
  • Responsible for absence reporting and steering across Painted Body and providing admin support to the team.
  • Responsible for supporting annual appraisal assessment processes, 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 Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Social Sciences or other related fields, and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above.
  • Driven individual with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Developed IT skills, particularly with experience of the MS Suite.
  • A full driving licence is preferred as the candidate would ideally be flexible to travel between sites.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,100, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 36 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 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 Swindon - Human Resources - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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Swindon Pressings Ltd.
BMW Group
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HR Management
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