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Operations Financial Services Farnborough 30.09.2023

BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Operations Analytics - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility 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 show what you can really 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 of 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 – Operations Analytics - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

With a focus on customer journeys and continuous improvement, the department is responsible for analysing key performance indicators, monitoring operational resilience, and automating business processes using robotics. We are at the forefront of process governance and continuous improvement, working to empower all members of our organisation with the skills and knowledge to make positive changes to their processes.

As a highly organised, analytical, and self-motivated team player with a keen attention to detail and a strong ability to apply yourself, you will play a critical role in analysing operational performance and enabling data-driven decision-making. This is an excellent opportunity to join us in our Operations Reporting and Resilience team and gain valuable experience in an exciting and fast-paced work environment.

What will you be doing?

·       Producing regular management information to support key operational decision making.

·       Supporting in the maintenance and development of global Key Performance Indicator reporting, identifying trends and benchmarking against other BMW markets.

·       Monitoring the ability of BMW Financial Services to adapt, respond, recover and learn from operational disruption through the Operational Resilience programme.

·       Identify opportunities for improvement and lead projects to deliver quantifiable improvements.

·       Support key department and company initiatives.

·       Manage and develop the department’s knowledge base.


·       Studying for an undergraduate degree level in Business or STEM-based subject’s and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above.

·       Strong numerical ability

·       Proven Intermediate level Excel is essential.

·       Experience using programming languages such as SQL or VBA would be advantageous but not essential.

·       Good written and verbal communication skills.


Why choose us?

·    Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday (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, 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, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager. 

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. Please also 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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BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Operations Analytics - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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