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.
One group. Six 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.
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.
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).
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.
Apply online for the programme
Complete aptitude testing (Numerical and Verbal reasoning)
Complete a video interview
Attend Assessment centre
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
Meet our people
I started in an Undergraduate placement in Audi Sales Operations. I returned on the Graduate Scheme with my first role in CRM and Retail Marketing within SEAT. The people here are amazing to work with. They are passionate and innovative and it's a brilliant environment to challenge yourself in.
- Name: Ryan Cherry
- Title: Commercial Analyst
- Brand: SEAT
ŠKODA was my first placement opportunity on the graduate scheme and has provided me with an understanding of how a brand operates. What I enjoy the most about working here are the people, they care about you and want to help you grow and develop both professionally and personally.
- Name: Hannah Chisholm
- Title: People and Network Development Executive
- Brand: Audi
I have developed exponentially over the past 5 years whilst working at Volkswagen Group UK. The support network you have around you really does make each day get better and better than the last, and gives you such amazing opportunities!
- Name: Scott Bolton
- Title: Sales Planning Support Manager
- Brand: Audi
Since working here, I have gained exposure to a wide range of areas within the business and have helped to inform my future career aspirations. There are so many opportunities to get involved and learn new things, support is available to help you achieve what you want - so your development is up to you.
- Name: Charlene Gajavena
- Title: Stock Optimisation Executive
- Function: Group Aftersales
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.
The 2021 programme is now closed
Please keep an eye on our early careers pages for further details on the 2022 programme