Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Oxford




Share your passion for getting hands-on with us.

We believe in creating an environment where our interns really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Since production of the new MINI started in 2001, almost 3 million cars have been made at Plant Oxford.

Three UK plants have had a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

To ensure that we are continually developing our workforce, we are looking for talented and motivated people who will inspire and shape our future business. Each year we offer a number of internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class final result. Human Resources, Payroll & Benefits

The principle role of the HR services team is to ensure that all associates are paid accurately and on time. This involves working closely with the Payroll provider to ensure activities are on track and managing local UK based activities. This can range from printing employee contracts, processing P11D’s to organising Cycle to Work roadshows.

As part of a core team based in Oxford, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of departmental activities. You will interface with management as well as a number of external suppliers. The role will require good IT and Excel skills as there are a number of different applications used within the team.

Key Accountabilities

- Supporting with contractual documents
- Organising the Christmas gift for associates
- Supporting benefits related topics i.e. Cycle to Work roadshows
- Maintaining the HR Portal with process and policy documents
- Using SAP to validate Payroll data and entries made by the service provider
- Organising team building activities


We offer a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum and a range of benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant. As an intern you will also have the opportunity to take part in the testing of new vehicles through one of our car schemes. Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts in your chosen field, as well as being surrounded by many fellow interns.

Application Process

The application process is as follows:

Stage 1: Online application form*

Stage 2: Online ability tests (To be completed within 5 days of receipt)

Stage 3: Telephone interview with the recruitment team

Stage 4: Face to face interview/assessment centre with the hiring manager

- If you do not complete the free text questions your application will not be progressed.

Applications close on Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Please be aware that we complete rolling recruitment. As such, those candidates that have made an early application and have successfully moved through the recruitment process will be invited to the first face to face interviews.

Additional Information

For any further enquiries please contact the Central Recruitment Team at

Please note that our Undergraduate Placement opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.

Qualifications and experience

- Studying towards a relevant degree and on track to achieve to achieve a 2:1 (Equivalent)or above
- Fluent English (both spoken and written)
- Knowledge of the German Language is advantageous but not essential
- Experienced Microsoft Office user including Excel, Powerpoint and Word and ideally knowledge of SAP
- A Driving Licence is preferred but not essential

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