Why choose us?
We are looking for talented graduates who share our passion for life and have the potential to be leaders of our business. The world is going through rapid change and you can make a real and meaningful impact by helping us to reinvent the automotive industry. We understand that your first steps on the career ladder really matter to you so we empower our graduates by providing them with rewarding projects and nurturing their development all the way through their career. We won’t deny it can be challenging at times, but you’ll find Renault is a great place to work with continuous learning & development opportunities and an open sharing of ideas.
Our Graduate Programme
We believe that the best way for you to understand our business and develop your potential is by undertaking meaningful and high profile projects in each business area. As an employee in one of the largest automotive groups in the world, your programme will have a truly international perspective, collaborating with people across different regions and functions, and you will be given the opportunity to move around. You'll be working alongside supportive managers who will recognise your individual talents and needs, and guide you through each rotation. At the end of the programme you will be ready to take on your first management role.
Rewards and Benefits
Generous starting salary
We offer a starting salary of £28,000 per annum, reviewed after 12 months.
24 days paid holiday rising with length of service, plus the flexibility to increase your holidays as part of your benefits package.
Employee car ownership scheme
You can select a brand new Renault every six months.
Flexible benefits package
A benefits package that you can tailor to suit your needs, including options such as a generous pension scheme, private health and dental care, retail vouchers and subsidised gym memberships.
What we look for
We are looking for fresh minds willing to challenge convention and able to anticipate our customers’ needs to help drive our business forward. You’ll need to be someone who stands out from the crowd, who challenges preconceptions and is forward thinking. You could be working in any one of our business areas in various locations, so you must be willing to be mobile, get involved and have an agile, connected approach. You will need:
- A 2.1 University Degree in any discipline
- Minumum 300 UCAS Points
- Experience of working in an office/sales environment, ideally as an Industrial Placement
How many graduates do you take on each year?
We expect our graduates to take on real meaningful roles within our organisation, this means that graduate recruitment can vary each year depending on business need.
What is the package?
The Renault Graduate Programme package is very comprehensive and competitive. We offer a starting salary of £28,000 pa. with 24 days paid holiday, increasing with length of service, plus private healthcare and employee car ownership scheme.
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 possess a valid work permit or you will be able to attain one before our October start date please go ahead and apply.
Please note as this a training programme Renault would not offer sponsorship at this time.
Am I too old to apply to the Graduate Development Programme?
Absolutely not! We have never and will never operate an age restriction on our Graduate Programme and welcome all applications regardless of age.
What is the structure of the Graduate Development Programme?
The structure of your Graduate Programme is tailored to both you and business requirements. Our Graduate Development Programme will expose you to the exciting world of automotive through a combination of skills training and work placements. You will spend time in our key commercial departments such as Sales, Aftersales, Total Customer Experience and Marketing, learning about our business and contributing to our success through challenging and rewarding projects. You will drive your own development, supported throughout by coaching and mentoring from senior managers and HR professionals to ensure you reach your potential. At the end of the two years you will be rewarded with your first management position within the Renault Group. You can expect to develop your core skills and enjoy challenging work placements from day one.
What sort of training is offered?
Throughout the Graduate 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, legal courses, financing packages training, impact and presentation training to ensure you are well supported and equipped for your career ahead.
Where will I be based?
With a retail network that spans the whole of the UK and Ireland we pride ourselves on our flexibility and adaptability. You will initially be based at our head office in Maple Cross, just outside London. There will be opportunity to travel to other Renault sites over the course of the programme and in your second year you will be assigned to one of our sales regions, requiring you to be flexible on location.
What type of role will I move into after my training has finished?
Once you come to the end of your Graduate Programme you will be placed in your first management role which utilises your experience gained during the Graduate Programme.
Can I work abroad?
One of the great advantages of working for Renault UK is it is part of a much larger global organisation. While international working is unlikely to take place during your training period we will expect you to interact and work with Renault associated organisations around the world. If this gives you a taste for international mobility it is definitely a future opportunity but we certainly think the UK is a great place to start and complete your Graduate Programme.
Will I get to meet other graduates on the Programme?
Certainly, there will be plenty of opportunity to network and socialise with both new and experienced graduates within the Renault Group.
I have previously submitted an application and was not successful, can I re-apply?
Yes, we will consider each application on its own merit, even if you have been unsuccessful in the past.