Early Careers

Whether you’re just leaving school or college, or preparing to finish university, VWFS has a number of great opportunities to help get your career on the road.

These can see you working across different areas of the business and getting involved in various projects and initiatives.

Undergraduates

If you’re currently in your 2nd year at university and looking for a 12-month undergraduate placement, then VWFS is a great place to begin your journey. We have placements across all of our business areas including IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, Fleet, Risk and many more! Listen to what some of our undergraduates say about their time with us:

Our 2024 Undergraduate placement scheme is now open. You can view and apply by clicking here

Apprenticeships

At VWFS we believe apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job and gain a professional qualification, while earning a competitive salary with benefits. If you are over 18 and leaving school or college soon, or simply looking for a career change, you could soon be working in IT, Finance, Marketing or Customer Operations.

Applications are now closed for apprenticeships starting this year, you will be able to register your interest for our 2024 apprentice opportunities at the start of 2024.

See what others like you have said about doing an apprenticeship with VWFS:

“I joined VWFS on a 2 Year Finance Apprenticeship back in September 2021 and it gave me a chance to grow academically, personally and professionally. Being part of the Finance Department in a growing business has many positives and has allowed me to meet and work with some great people, I've now secured a permanent role here too! I’d definitely recommend an Apprenticeship here at Volkswagen Financial Services“

- Samuel Thorndell, ex Finance apprentice

Applying for a job with us.

If you’d like to get your career moving with Volkswagen, there are a few steps you need to go through first. These may include:

We will ask you to fill out a few essential personal details, upload your CV and maybe answer a couple of questions about your interest in the role. If you need some support with your CV, please review our ‘How can we help’ page.

Once we’ve reviewed your application we may ask you a few more questions via a video interview. This helps us find out more about you and gives you the opportunity to tell us why you’re interested in the role, plus what skills and experience you can bring.

The final stage of our selection process is an assessment centre where you will get to see the VWFS working environment and meet the line manager for the role. We will ask you to complete a group exercise, role related task and interview at this final stage.

We offer fair and inclusive selection processes so if you require any adjustments for any reason please just ask the recruitment team. We’re always happy to support you to be your best.

Our Workplace

Learning and Development

VWFS undergraduates and apprentices can take part in our Lifeskills programme which covers subjects like presentation skills, interview techniques and making a good first impression. You’ll also have opportunities to attend other courses and take part in a wide range of online learning through the LinkedIn Learning platform.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, our VWFS benefits package includes an optional discounted loan car scheme, discretionary bonus and Company Pension Scheme plus generous holiday entitlement. We also offer support through our Mentoring scheme where you will be buddied up with one of our previous Apprentices.

Life at VWFS

During your early career years we offer a fantastic supportive environment to help you learn and grow throughout your time with us.
We encourage all our colleagues to get involved in a wide range of projects and initiatives giving you the opportunity to network with other people around the business.