We are looking for passionate students to join us across a variety of business areas to add value to our organisation. We have an established placement scheme, giving you the opportunity to work with people who have a wealth of experience and who are willing to support you on the first steps of your career. As a Renault placement student you can expect to...
Be fully immersed in your new team, taking on a practical role and actively contributing to the achievement of company objectives
Gain insightful work experience, putting your university study into practice
Realise your potential by getting involved and taking on new challenges
Be encouraged to share your ideas and make real changes
Applications open in December
What we look for
You don’t need to be petrol head, you just need a passion for business. We are looking for fresh minds that are willing to get involved and keen to make the most of every opportunity.
Currently studying full time for a degree with a placement or approved gap year
Minimum Grade B (Maths and English) at GCSE Levels
300+ UCAS Points
Eligible to work in the UK or Ireland for 12 months from June/July 2018
Rewards and benefits
Salary of £18,000
24 days paid holiday increasing with length of service
Additional benefits, company discounts and wellbeing support
Company minibus to and from Rickmansworth station
Your journey starts here
Telephone interviews & testing: February 2019
Assessment days: February & March 2019
Offers made: March 2019
Start date: June 2019
A day in the life of...
How many undergraduate placements do you employ each year?
We employ undergraduate placements across our business functions to take on real roles within our organisation. On average each year we employ 25 undergraduates.
What is the package?
The Renault Undergraduate placement package is very competitive. We offer a salary of £18,000 pa. with 24 days paid holiday, free car parking, company mini bus to the station, subsidised restaurant, sports and social club and other company discounts.
Can nationals from outside the EU apply to the Graduate Development Programme?
As a diverse and international company we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. If you are not an EEA or Swiss national you will need a work permit in order to work in the UK. If you are currently studying at a UK university and your visa status allows you to participate then please do apply. It is up to you to ensure you have the appropriate work permissions. You can check with the UK Border agency.
Please note as this a training programme Renault would not offer sponsorship at this time.
Am I too old to apply to the Undergraduate Placement Programme
Absolutely not! We have never and will never operate an age restriction on our Undergraduate Placement Programme and welcome all applications regardless of age. To be eligible for the programme please see entry requirements.
Do you accept paper applications?
Paper applications will always be read, but we only accept online applications so we can keep track of your application progress. If you have any problems applying this way please email us here.
What is the structure of the Undergraduate Placement Programme?
The structure of your programme will depend on which department you join. However, we can guarantee that you will be learning about the exciting world of automotive through challenging tasks and responsibilities which help contribute towards our company vision and goals. You can expect to develop your core skills and enjoy a rewarding placement from day one.
What sort of training is offered?
We understand the importance of a successful placement year and the impact this can have on your future career. Throughout the Undergraduate Programme you will be immersed in the company, its products and services. This means you will enjoy a range of training programmes from product training to legal courses.
Where will I be based?
You will be based at our head office in Maple Cross, just outside London. We also have opportunities to take on an Undergraduate Placement Programme at our Renault Ireland Head Office in Dublin. The location options will be discussed with you during the application process.
Not answered your question?
If you have any queries about the Undergraduate Placement Programme please contact us here. If you have any general career enquiries please go here.
I really enjoyed my time at Renault UK, the placement gave me real responsibility and definitely felt like a real job rather than an intern role. I felt throughout my time, the roles of the placement students were widely respected across the whole company. The job also gave me great experience in marketing and on the job training which will be invaluable for me in the future.
Groupe Renault is full of wonderful, friendly people. My line manager especially has turned into a real friend that I will no doubt keep in the future. I felt like a crucial part of my team, with my work being important to the company's progress. Renault felt like a team. Wherever you worked, you were able to meet a large portion of the employees regardless of their department, age or level.
The placement was organised really well, with great support from the HR department. Our first handover period really helped aswell. I feel like I have learned so much in my role about the automotive industry and increased my skill set. You really do gain skills for life! I was given campaings to manage including developing working relationships with external agencies.
I definitely felt valued within the team and i never had to complete work that had no purpose. This was an excellent aspect of my placement year as I could always see the importance of the work I was doing within the overall departmental objectives. I had a number of tasks that the team relied on which highlighted the importance of my position.