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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood - Accessories Product Development - 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.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is part of the BMW Group and its Goodwood manufacturing plant sits in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

As the epitome of exclusive super luxury, a Rolls-Royce delivers unmatched quality, style, and performance. Behind the legendary brand is a team of passionate and highly talented people who do their utmost to satisfy the wishes of clients who commission a Rolls-Royce. Each year we offer internship opportunities and we are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are looking to complete a 13-month placement.

The maxim of Sir Henry Royce, ‘take the best that exists and make it better’, permeates in everything we do at Rolls-Royce. As a student, you will have hands on experience from day one, gaining practical insights into the corporate operations of a world-class automotive manufacturer.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood - Accessories Product Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Ownership Services Product team, responsible for all accessories and products retailed in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars aftermarket. This involves gathering and prioritising product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with our Engineering, Purchasing, Marketing and Finance teams to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. Our current accessory products include a Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest, our Rolls-Royce Luggage Collection, a Rolls-Royce 1:8 Scale Replica Model Car, a Rolls-Royce Bicycle Carrier, Rolls-Royce Headphones, and a Rolls-Royce Hosting Service.

Our focus is currently directed on long-term strategic planning that falls in line with the direction of the wider organisation. There is also a desire to continue to push the boundaries of imagination and innovation to meet the ever-growing expectations of our valued customers, something you will be a key and valued member of delivering.

We continuously work on improving processes and supporting our various stakeholders in launching our products in the desired timeframe. You will also be welcome to implement your own ideas and improvements to shape future of the Accessories Product team.

If you like to be part of an enthusiastic team that is always striving for improving the status quo, feel comfortable working in an office environment and have a strong desire to deliver the best products, then this is the ideal place for you to learn and be part of the Accessories Product Team.


What will you be doing?

  • Researching, investigating and generating new accessory concepts, formalising them with project briefs.
  • Seeking innovation from other industries that can be built into the Rolls-Royce planning roadmap.
  • Evaluating sales reports of existing products to steer new product direction.
  • Creating and evolving business cases to steer project decisions.
  • Supporting the processing of bespoke and personalised dealer orders.
  • Liaising with the global regional teams and dealerships to ensure their product needs are considered in future ventures.
  • Supporting new accessory launches with marketing activities and dealership communications.
  • Supporting process improvements across the Ownership Services team.


Qualifications and experience.

  • Studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Design, or a related field and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • Strong IT skills, including a high level of competency across the Microsoft Office suite – with specific experience in Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to prioritise, ensuring deadlines are met through effective time management.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with the ability to present information back to key stakeholders.
  • An affinity to product design and market research
  • An interest in researching new accessories that would support our current product portfolio, with the overall desire of improving processes.
  • A strong interest in working within a customer orientated environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and a can-do attitude.
  • An ability to think creatively.
  • An ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously.
  • Motivation to work within an office environment throughout the week would be advantageous.
  • A full UK driving license would be advantageous but is not essential. 


Why choose us?

·    Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £23,100, 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract)and an attractive pension scheme.

·    Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 40 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

Any further questions? Email us on FutureTalentRecruitment@bmwgroup.com  


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood - Accessories Product Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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