Human resources summer placement programme
Fast-track your personal development, fulfil your potential and get ahead of the game
Duration: 10 weeks (with 5 days’ paid holiday)
Locations: UK-wide with accommodation provided locally
Starting salary: Competitive
Minimum requirements: Penultimate- or final-year student expecting a 2:1 degree (2:2 if combined with a Master’s) ideally in an HR discipline
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
What better way to boost your career prospects than by spending 10 weeks working on a key project with real responsibilities as part of our HR summer placement programme?
The programme puts you right at the heart of our HR function, and could potentially expose you to any of the hugely varied, strategic activities our HR professionals are involved in. Whatever project you work on will help the business meet critical goals and objectives – and will help you get a better understanding of what life as one of our HR graduates might be like.
It will definitely take a lot of hard work and initiative on your part. But in return you get to develop skills that help you really stand out from the crowd. And if you do well, you could even be returning to university with an offer to join our graduate scheme.
There will be lots of people on hand to support you during your time here including:
Graduate talent manager – responsible for overseeing your performance and development
Buddy – a previous graduate or summer placement participant who can help you settle in and answer any questions you may have
Line manager – who will have specific experience in your business area
Graduate talent team – who will always be there to help you get the most out of your placement
You can find out more about what working in HR involves by visiting our graduate programme page.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
We look for proactive, can-do students who have a genuine desire to learn about our business and industry.
The best thing about the summer placement was how much responsibility I was given. Right from the start, I had full ownership of projects that I knew would make an impact on the business, and would continue to do so after my ten weeks were up. You’re pushed out of your comfort zone, which is great – it helps you to develop skills you didn’t know you had.- Samia Siddiqi, Commercial Marketing summer placement student (and now Commercial Marketing graduate)