Our Human Resources summer placement

Who you are

You’re customer focused, supportive and a great listener. You have an in-built curiosity to know more and you think flexibly around situations or issues. You’re able to process large amounts of information and come up with creative solutions. With strong influencing skills and a keen eye for detail, you have the ability to make things happen.

Where you'll be based

Milton Keynes

When is the scheme?

June to August for 10 weeks.

What you'll be doing

Your responsibilities will include leading on recruitment campaigns, improving safety by ensuring compliance with our rules and employee framework, and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives within human resources and across the wider business.

You could be asked to liaise with trade unions, or to coach and advise colleagues on organizational change, senior appointments or salary and benefits. The programme is designed to support you in your journey to becoming a HR business partner. You’ll have the opportunity to work with senior HR managers on projects such as diversity and inclusion and our integrated mediation scheme. Above all, you’ll ensure we have the right people at the right time in the right place.

Why you should choose this placement

A short-term placement offers a unique opportunity to experience many parts of the business, and make a contribution from day one. The scheme is run by former graduates who act as coaches and mentors to our new recruits. There are only a small number of summer placements available which means, if you’re successful, you’ll be highly visible across the Human Resources function. Many students go on to make successful applications to the graduate scheme and now hold senior positions within the HR team.

Entry requirements

You must be in your penultimate year at university and on course to achieve a 2:2 in any degree subject.

Ready to make an epic career choice?

Applications for the 2020 scheme are now closed, but you can register for our 2021 summer placement scheme below.