Mitsubishi Motors In The UK Undergraduate Placement Scheme
Each year we recruit a select number of high quality undergraduates for 12 month work placements. Students ideally will be in their penultimate year and on line to achieve a 2:1 or first class degree, preferably in a business related subject, however, all applicants will be considered.
Applications are now open to join us for July 2020.
We have four exciting opportunities based at our Head Office in key areas of the business; Sales Operations, Service, Parts & Accessories, and Marketing Communications.
Profiles of Current Placement Students
Hi, I’m Jess Thompson, and I am the Undergraduate placement student in the Service department. In short, my role focuses on Service Retention - so keeping our customers coming back to the dealer network via a range of Aftersales products to help maintain loyalty and retention. I was attracted to Mitsubishi Motors in the UK for my placement year, as the automotive industry seems to be ever changing and innovative. It's an area with lots of potential opportunities and challenges alike to adapt and learn from as well as gaining new skills along the way.
Hello! I am Josh Lewis, Marketing Communications Undergraduate at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK. My role broadly covers all aspects of Marketing Communications but concentrates on creating content for various platforms alongside strategic market planning. So far I have had some great opportunities, but topping them all was going out on photoshoots to Woolacombe Bay Beach and Junction Eleven Studio. I even managed to make a cheeky cameo in the new Shogun Sport advert! After being here for only a short while, I can already appreciate how my professional training year at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK will benefit my last year of study and future career. Each day learning new skills and working alongside marketing agencies has allowed me to expand my professional network. I am looking forward to working with an excellent marketing team for the next 10 months.
I’m Harry Jany and I’m working as the Undergraduate in the Sales Operations department. My role is to provide sales data for the rest of the company. Working at the heart of the sales side of the business has given me such an insight into a key part of the automotive industry. I’ve hugely improved by Excel skills whilst also having the opportunity to deep-dive into the analytics side of Mitsubishi sales in the UK.
Hi, I'm Alex Steddy – Parts Undergraduate at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK. My job assists decision making within the Parts and Accessories department through Data Analysis. Whilst I’m here I'm looking forward to understanding more about the internal workings of an automotive company. I’m especially excited to learn about management policies, procedures and decisions and how they affect the working environment.
What we’re looking for
We appreciate that a lot of students have limited work based experience, that’s no problem at all. With a passion for developing those skills you do have and having a genuine interest in automotive, you will gain valuable experience whilst working for us. We’re looking for candidates who have a flexible outlook, up for a challenge, confident and keen to provide excellent service to our customers and suppliers.
Salary & Benefits:
- £17,000 per annum
- Bonus scheme
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Low cost car purchase & lease schemes
- Good pension contributions
- Life insurance
- Private healthcare & employee assistance programme
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Dining card & subsidised on site restaurant
- Ample onsite parking
- Access to tickets for international rugby games
How to Apply
Please email email@example.com with your full CV and covering letter, including your response to our 3 screening questions which are included on the link above.
Successful students who show real potential throughout their placement year could be invited back for a place on our Graduate Scheme at the end of their degree.
Profiles of Graduates
During my placement year in 2016-17 my role was very varied and allowed me to put to use what I had already learnt in my degree. It also allowed me to have an insight into the automotive industry and made me realise it was an industry I enjoyed and would like to continue working in. After completing my placement year I was delighted to be offered a place on the Graduate scheme. The Graduate scheme here at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK allows me to develop an extensive understanding of the many departments as the programme is to spend 6 months working on different projects around the business. This allows me to be exposed to a wide array of areas within the business which will help me find a role or an area of the business I wish to work in after my two year Graduate scheme is complete.
I studied Business and Management at the University of Reading and as part of my course I had the ability to undertake a placement year. I have a strong interest in the automotive industry, so when it came to my placement year, I knew I wanted to work for a company that gave me the experience of a variety of perspectives on the UK car market. I was attracted to Mitsubishi Motors in the UK as it is one of the fastest growing automotive brands and at the forefront of new technologies within the industry. On my Undergraduate placement year I had the opportunity to work on various projects within the Sales Operations department which provided me with vital experience. After completing my placement, I was fortunate enough to be offered a place on Mitsubishi Motor’s Graduate scheme. The scheme is the natural step up from a placement, focusing on four key business projects across two years which find me working across all facets of the business. These have provided their own challenges to overcome, but have developed my knowledge and skills far greater than I could have thought possible in a small time period.
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