INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT YEAR
Location: Maple Cross, Hertfordshire
Duration: 12 Months
Commences: Date available early 2020
RCI Financial Services are the financial force behind Renault, Nissan, Dacia and Infiniti, four global car brands. At the crossroads between the automotive and finance sectors, we can offer a unique perspective for undergraduate students seeking practical business experience.
This year we aim to provide thirteen ambitious students with the opportunity to join our team for a 12 month period. We understand the importance of gaining the right work experience during your studies. You will need to be prepared to get involved from the start and take on responsibility while meeting new challenges. In return we offer to fully immerse you within our business and support your ongoing development.
A work placement at RCI Financial Services is a great opportunity to gain experience in an ambitious Motor Finance company with a growing product portfolio.
This year, we plan to offer placement opportunities in the following business areas:
Closely following the Renault Way, working within the fast paced Dealer Operations team with Dealer Communications, Reporting and First Level Control functions that fall within the remit of the team.
Management accounting is concerned with creating the P&L and performance indicators of the company every month. The department is responsible for the commercial month end, general expenses consolidations, calculating the funding needs, calculating all the risk provisions of the company and managing all the business units of the company. Management accounting is also the department in charge of creating and managing the forecast plans for RCI along with validating any pricing, new business or products.
The HR department's responsibilities cover the full HR activity life cycle, recruiting employees with the right skills and application, training, personal and career development, reward, developing HR policies and working practices. HR are also responsible for the physical environment, facilities and health and safety.
The Information Systems department is broad and integrated with the whole organisation. It covers a wide range of responsibilities such as; making available a suite of computer applications that enhances the ability of RCI Financial Services Limited, to integrate these applications so that information moves smoothly and accurately, to understand the business requirements of all functions to continually improve on existing processes and applications. Monitor evolving technology and business practice and recommend investment in new systems where appropriate and support computer applications, hardware and communications to both internal departments and to external customers and suppliers.
Internal Control is one of ten functions within RCI UK Ltd. The Internal Control Intern reports directly to the Internal Control Manager. Interacting with senior management and colleagues across RCI UK Ltd and in the corporate functions at RCI Banque SA in Paris.
The Marketing department is about communicating the value of our product, service and brand to customers and consumers. The marketing department has overall responsibility for growing revenue, increasing market share and contributing to company growth and profitability. It promotes the business and drives sales of our products and services as well as provides the necessary research to identify the company’s target customers and other audiences.
The Network Funding department exists to assist Renault UK Limited and Nissan Motor (GB) Limited to sell cars and vans by providing stocking and funding to their respective networks of dealerships. In so doing, we also aim to satisfy the objectives of RCI Banque SA by achieving an appropriate return on capital employed, whilst at the same time protecting the assets of our business.
RCI Bank offers an exciting general management opportunity. As a smaller team in a fast-moving market you'll support entrepreneurial colleagues across operations, customer service, marketing and data analysis functions, as well as get involved in the general management of RCI Bank, and managing your own projects. This role would suit a good all-rounder with a good eye for detail, ability to multi-task and deliver to tight deadlines, a love of numbers and a passion for doing things differently.
The role will actively contribute to the achievement of the company’s commercial objectives and management of relationships with Manufacturer partners, the Dealer network, the RCI Field Team & third party suppliers, notably with regard to Used Vehicles, through the provision of analysis and reporting, the preparation of presentations for senior management and participation in projects.
If you have a passion for business and you are driven to succeed, we want to hear from you.
Minimum grades BBC at A level or equivalent.
Studying a degree with a placement year or an approved gap year.
Eligible to Work in the UK for a placement year from June 2020