Financial Services Apprenticeship Scheme

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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
27 Nov 2018
21 Dec 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date

Financial Services Apprenticeship Scheme 

Part of the Daimler group of companies, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is a leading Financial Services provider within the automotive world, growing through innovation, great products and a range of initiatives to give our customers the very best. At the heart of our business is a desire to offer our customers finance offers which make the ownership of a Mercedes-Benz an affordable reality whilst providing industry leading service throughout our customer’s journey. 

We’re proud of our culture and want to recruit the very best people to join us at our Head Office in Milton Keynes. Did you know we've been ranked No. 35 in the large category of the UK Best Workplaces list? 

Position: Apprentice 
Location: Tongwell, Milton Keynes 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: £Competitive Apprentice Salary 
Benefits: A permanent contract; A competitive apprentice salary* with a 8% discretionary performance bonus; Heavily discounted Mercedes-Benz leasing scheme; 23 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays; Additional benefits, including pension scheme and private medical insurance; Access to BCU’s academic community and facilities; Chartered Manager status; NUS Extra Student discount; Support from a leadership team mentor from within the business; Regular reviews to support your progress; Placement on our bespoke Mercedes-Benz introductory management programme; No university fees, these are paid for by us – earn as you learn. 

About the role: 

Our Head Start degree programme is designed to help you learn about our business and make a real difference to the way we operate. 

Through a series of placements throughout the three-year programme, you’ll work across a number of different teams within Mercedes-Benz Financial Services giving you an invaluable insight into how we work. In each placement you will get involved in day-to day activities with real objectives and a chance to innovate. This will enable you to transfer your academic learning directly into the workplace. The best bit is we cover your university fees whilst paying you a competitive salary as you complete the programme. 

As part of the three-year programme, you will study for a BA (Hons) Business Management degree which is accredited by Chartered Management Institute, in partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU). You will complete your degree through a mixture of virtual and on-campus study at Birmingham City University’s state of the art facilities. The University is located in the centre of Birmingham, close to all major transport links. 

About you: 

You will have (or be predicted to achieve) at least 280 UCAS points (or 112 points in new ratings) at A-Level in any discipline excluding General Studies. You will also have GCSE grade C in Maths and English Language (or equivalent). You should have great organisation skills, be IT literate and have a good attention to detail. But more than this, we want you to be passionate about joining our brand, proactive, confident and curious. You will need to have some work and / or volunteer experience under your belt. If you think this is for you, apply now for one of our five placements. 

To be successful at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK you need to be able to build great relationships and demonstrate your ability to work in a professional manner. If you can showcase all of these attributes and you're seeking a role where you can gain real business experience, then this could be the programme for you. But don’t just take our word for it, Matthew Dix is one of our first colleagues combining full-time work and university as part of our degree apprenticeship. The Sunday Times had the pleasure of meeting Matthew to learn about his experience joining Mercedes-Benz and his career aspirations. “Beforehand, I was going down the usual University route,” he says. “Coming out of Uni the debt is always there in the background.” 

Our Head STARt Apprentice Programme offers the best of both worlds, combining full time work and University study without the expense. On Wednesdays, Matthew is on campus or studying at home, and by putting in some work through holidays and evenings the course is manageable. “A lot of people ask me about working full-time while studying, but the negatives are massively outweighed by the positives,” Matthew adds. You can read the full article on The Times website. 

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