In Human Resources (HR), we work to make sure that our business has the structure, talent and leadership to operate at its best. Our team aims to innovate, improve and lead change in our company – so that our people are set up to deliver for our customers.
“In my last placement I worked with the Early Careers team to on-board the new graduates which included hosting a welcome event. Standing up at that event to represent our company to a new cohort of graduates was a proud moment for me, and allowed me to reflect on how much I had learned since being in their place only a year previously.”
To work here it takes a genuine interest in HR, plus a desire to keep learning and enhancing your skills. You also need to collaborate, communicate well, and be able to see the bigger picture – to help us identify opportunities to improve how we operate.
As well as building your professional HR capability, you’ll develop influencing, stakeholder management, leadership and consultancy skills, and you’ll do all this while contributing to the success of a global company.
Our intern programme will see you immersed in a specialist team within our function for ten weeks. This allows you a unique insight into what we do, how we do it while also providing an opportunity to deliver a project that enables you develop professionally.
There’s real variety in the work your placements could cover. From taking action to enhance the day-to-day employee experience, to big business transformation projects. From updating policies and performance strategies, to helping improve the technology platforms we use. From attracting new talent into our business, to helping employees continue to develop once they’re here.
There’s great support too. You’ll have a placement manager, mentor and buddy. There are plenty of opportunities to learn from senior leaders as well as varied development sessions. And there’s support towards studying for a Masters in HR Management, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
- Duration: Two year programme
- Structure: Four rotations lasting six months
- Development: Scope to study towards Masters in HR Management, CIPD accredited
“No matter if the colleague is in my team, function or a completely different business area, they’ve always made time to provide help, or even just a catch-up, if needed. This is invaluable when starting out in the company and needing that extra bit of support, as well as building up a strong professional network.”