Graduate

It takes courage to challenge the ordinary. We’re looking for a group of exceptional Graduates who’ve got the confidence, ambition and ability to become future leaders.

This structured two-year programme will give you the experience, training and knowledge you need to begin that journey. In doing so, you’ll be following in the footsteps of some of our current business leaders. If you’re driven, we can show you how to take your ideas and turn them into action.

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Programme Overview

One group. Five brands. Unlimited possibilities. This is what Volkswagen Group UK can offer you. We’ve created some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, from luxury sports cars to family campervans. Our Graduate Programme is searching for driven, talented people who have the courage to help us keep challenging the ordinary.

Over two years, you’ll be given responsibility, training and direction, exploring your interests and directing your journey in pursuit of them.

Working Here

From digital marketing to planning and analysis, the placements you’ll work on are as rigorous as they are varied. You’ll be given projects with business-critical impact from the outset, and we’ll encourage you to suggest your own initiatives – like some of our programmes, you might even find yourself presenting them to our Board of Management. You’ll also have the chance to shadow colleagues in other business areas.

  • Personal development

    This programme combines on-the-job learning with structured formal training and regular collaboration with senior leadership. When you join, you’ll be assigned a mentor, who’ll be on-hand to offer insight and advice, and you’ll have regular meetings with your manager during which you’ll create a personal and professional development plan, and map your progress against it.

    Alongside this dedicated support network, you’ll be encouraged to accelerate your development by shadowing other departments and spending time on-the-road. In addition to this, we’ll provide you with three structured training courses during your first year (such as personal branding and presentation skills).

  • Benefits

    You’ll start on a £30,000 salary and get a new car every six months (full, clean driving licence required), so you could be driving home from your first day at Volkswagen Group UK in a top-of-the-range product. You can also enjoy activities that reflect your interests, from new car launches across the UK and Europe, to testing new models before they’re released, attending product events, to working with the community, there’s always something going on.

Programme process

  • Apply online for the programme

  • Complete aptitude testing (Numerical and Verbal reasoning)

  • Complete a video interview

  • Attend Assessment centre

  • Receive offer

  • Attend a welcome event before starting

  • Full induction programme as part of onboarding

  • Collect your new car!

  • Work in ‘real jobs’. Not just supporting roles, real roles!

  • Have the opportunity to attend training courses to upskill during the programme

  • Complete set projects over the course of your placement

  • Get to network, make friends and learn at the same time

FAQs

What are the minimum requirements to apply?

You'll need to be working towards at least a 2.1 degree (of any discipline). As well as your qualifications, we look for relevant work experience, ambition and a determination to succeed. You'll also need to have the right to work in the UK.

What kind of person are you looking for?

We’re all driven by different things. What matters is that you’re just that: driven. We’re looking for people with the energy and determination to pursue a successful, long-term career, and who seek out opportunities to learn, develop and take responsibility. If you share that desire, you’re the kind of person we want to work with.

Can I apply if I have a disability?

Yes, of course. We’re an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all candidates. Please let us know if you have any special requirements so that we can take these into consideration during the recruitment process.

Where will I be working?

All positions are based in the Volkswagen Group UK head office in Milton Keynes.

What are the benefits?

As a Graduate, you’ll start on a £30,000 salary and get a new car worth approximately £25,000 every six months (as long as you have a full, clean UK driving licence). You’ll also receive 27 days’ holiday – plus bank holidays – a discretionary bonus, an award-winning pension scheme, a range of flexible benefits, employee well-being support, an on-site restaurant and shopping discounts.

What development is available?

This programme combines on-the-job learning with structured formal training and regular collaboration with senior leadership. When you join, you’ll be assigned a mentor, who’ll be on-hand to offer insight and advice, and you’ll have regular meetings with your manager, whether over a coffee or something a bit more formal. During these meetings, you’ll create a personal and professional development plan, and map your progress against it.

What does the Scheme look like?

Over two years, you’ll be given responsibility, training and direction. Exploring your interests and directing your journey in pursuit of them.

Apply now

Our assessment process includes online testing as well as video interviews. To find out more information and apply, search Graduate Programme in the search bar.