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These are just a selection of the opportunities available. To view other opportunities please visit Career Connect via MUSE or on the Careers Service website.

Business Management Placement at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd

Where: Sheffield, UK

Deadline: June 20, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is the UK subsidiary of a major European brand and the leader in its sector of the manufacture of LuK car and tractor clutches to the automotive industry. Our customers include major OEM’s worldwide. From our purpose built plant located on the outskirts of Sheffield, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd supplies clutches to OE (original equipment) manufacturers all over the world. More than 300 employees produce over three million car clutch sets, 225,000 tractor clutches and 450,000 discs and dampers annually. Over 75% of the production from this operation is exported. We are constantly striving to achieve manufacturing excellence and have a modern approach to manufacturing, focused to exceeding the customers' expectations. Our aim is to present our customers consistently with engineering solutions, on time and with zero defects.

The Schaeffler Group strives to provide a safe, employee-friendly environment in which goal-oriented individuals thrive as they achieve ever more demanding challenges. Our commitment to serving customers and to providing quality products at competitive prices is unwavering. The Schaeffler Group values the talents and abilities of our employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative, and dynamic environment in which employees and the Company alike can thrive.

At our site in Sheffield, we have a number of 12 month Industrial Placement opportunities available for ambitious and motivated undergraduates across a variety of Business Management roles:

  • Accounts
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics § Purchasing & Accounts

As a successful candidate you will need to display a desire to perform as part of a team in a creative and dynamic environment. You will be given responsibility requiring you to organise your workload and be proactive. Through the guidance of your mentor you will gain a thorough understanding of your chosen field. Business students will gain invaluable skills and experience of the production of our products within a multi-site manufacturing company. This is an excellent opportunity to gain European exposure, experience, and to collaborate with our team of experienced employees in a dynamic environment.

Ideally you will have:

  • Some experience of working to deadlines and under pressure
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to customer service
  • IT knowledge, including e-mail, Word and Excel
  • A flexible approach to work, along with the ability to work as part of a team

Further Details

We have been offering Student Placements at our site in Sheffield for over 25 years. We believe students are a valuable and essential part of the success of our business. We offer structured learning and development and on-the-job training alongside our experienced employees. Many of our students go on to become permanent employees. Prior to starting, our new students are invited to a Meet and Greet which is run by our current students. Here they will find out more about the company and have the chance to get to know the current students and the new students. We find this makes the transition into full-time working that much better as on their first day they will know others who are in the same boat!

We offer excellent benefits: Holidays 30 days per annum + 8 bank holidays Flexi time with option to take up to 6 days flexi holidays over the course of the 12 month placement
Sports & Social Club Suggestion Scheme - £20 payment for accepted suggestions
On site subsidised canteen
Secure free parking

Accounting & Finance; Environmental Health & Safety; HR Management; Business Studies with Procurement/Supply Chain Management and Logistics

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '52635' for more details and to apply.

2017-2018 Student Work Placement - Recruitment at Pinpoint Partners

Where: London

Deadline: January 18, 2018

Type: Placement Year

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About Pinpoint Partners Global Executive Search and recruitment

Pinpoint Partners is one of the world’s leading global executive search firms. We work with the world’s most prestigious financial services organisations, private equity Investment firms and multi-national companies. We specialise in finding exceptional individuals to solve our client’s global hiring needs.

Our experienced teams of partners and researchers have a comprehensive understanding of the markets. We offer our clients highly specialist search solutions built on an unrivalled knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. We excel in delivering a level of service that is as exceptional as the companies we represent.

We take pride in building close relationships with clients and candidates, offering advice with the long-term perspective in mind, working with honesty and integrity at all times and delivering solutions that show our genuine passion about the advisory profession.

About the positions

We are looking to hire 10 undergraduates to join our team at Pinpoint Partners for up to 1 year as work placement students, starting Summer / Autumn 2017. We are a growing Executive company based in London, specialising in Corporate Finance and Advisory Executive Search across Investment Banking and Private Equity globally. You will get experience of executive search in the finance industry from a leading team of consultants. Duties will involve client mapping, candidate management, helping with the sourcing of roles, matching applications to vacancies, job management and gradually business development of your own book of business.

The role would suit undergraduates looking to obtain work experience in Sales, Marketing and the recruitment industry.


We are looking for undergraduate students looking for placement programs of up to 1 year as part of their degree course.
Being dedicated, professional, well-educated, creative and talented are all skills you will need to demonstrate every day to excel at Pinpoint Partners.

You will be a student from a reputable university, looking for a work placement of up to 1 year as part of your course. Any knowledge of the finance industry, as well as language skills would be additionally useful. The role will be based in London and the right to work in the United Kingdom will be a requirement.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53527' for more details and to apply.

HR Intern with AVIVA Joint Venture in China at Asia Internship

Where: China

Deadline: January 22, 2018

Type: Internship

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This position is with a joint venture between a leading UK Insurance company and China's largest food processing, manufacturer and trader (both are Fortune 500 companies). It remains as the 1st-tier player amongst JV in terms of both the premium scale and profitability. The role is to support the team and company as a whole, and also to act individually as a team member. You will not only assist as a general assistant in the function department of the company, being treated as an essential part of the company, but also you will have the opportunity of learning in the core business department to observe how insurance is done in China.

Job responsibilities

  • Assist the HR department with general administrative affairs across the whole company
  • Plan and organise staff events
  • Record reports and filing in regular staff meetings
  • Observe and learn the differences in doing business especially in the insurance area, organize regular-knowledge sharing sessions for and with company staff
  • Opportunity of learning in the core business department

Person specification

  • HR/business/finance/insurance/statistical and actuarial sciences majors preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Open for culture difference
  • Experience of living/travelling abroad

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53739' for more details and to apply.