Graduate Operations Management 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: South West

Do you fancy playing a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of our business operations? Are you a highly motivated and organised individual? Would you like to work for Leasing Company of the Year?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to all of these, keep reading.

Want to know a little about us?

At Novuna Vehicle Solutions, we’re passionate about building a better tomorrow. Which is why we’re lighting the way in the electric vehicle revolution. From family cars to HGVs, we’re helping customers of all kinds on their journey to carbon-free mobility.

We’re proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive employer. We’re a signatory of the Women in Finance and the Race at Work Charter and we’re Disability Confident Committed.

What does the role involve?

As an Operations Management Graduate, you will join our Fleet Operations team in Vehicle Solutions. During the two-year programme, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop yourself as a professional, and potential leader as you will spend time in several key business areas, including; Driverline & Incident Management, Downtime & Customer Fleet Management, Technical Control & Engineering, plus Compliance (involving Control, Documents & Admin).

As you progress in your development, you will be expected to build a strong understanding of our company and industry, provide support on a diverse range of project-based assignments and management activities and provide general assistance to the different stakeholders within the business.

Our office is based in Trowbridge but we’re passionate about hybrid working, attendance at the Trowbridge office is a minimum of 2 days per week.

Some of your key duties will include

  • Support operational leaders in managing day-to-day operations and collaborate with cross-functional teams to build key stakeholder relationships
  • Work closely with internal key stakeholders to ensure a seamless and efficient service is provided throughout the customer’s operational journey
  • Identity opportunities to improve operational processes and procedures and contribute to efficiencies within the department
  • Maintain a zero tolerance approach to fleet compliance, supported through the successful enrolment of CPC course (Certificate of Professional Competence)

In addition to your role above, as part of the Novuna Graduate Programme you will have the opportunity to

  • Graduate from our industry accredited Aspiring Leaders programme
  • Play an active role within our Corporate Communities, helping to drive engagement, inclusion and belonging
  • Access trained mentors who can help develop your technical skills
  • Meet regularly as a cohort with our CEO, and have contact with other Executive Committee and Senior Leaders in the business

Beyond this, you’ll continue to grow your career at Novuna through development conversations with your people leader.

Key dates

  • Application open date – 5th June 2024
  • Application close date – 21st July 2024
  • Assessment centre date – 8th October 2024
  • Interviews – 17th and 18th October 2024
  • Start date – 18th November 2024
  • Length of programme – 2 years

What are we looking for?

You’ll have recently graduated and achieved a 2:2 or above in your chosen degree.

In an ever-evolving environment you will flourish by using your talent for spotting opportunities to make things better. You’ll have the ability to navigate relationships using your interpersonal skills, think creatively, be adaptable and last but certainly not least, have a passion for learning.

You must have a full UK Driving Licence, as this role will involve travel to other sites and customer premises as and when required. We’re also looking for a Graduate who can:

  • Work with and collaborate with others
  • Plan their own day and prioritise work
  • Adapt to change quickly and positively
  • Think differently and outside the box

What can we offer you?

At Novuna we take our people promise seriously. If you join us, you’ll have a chance to make a difference, opportunities to learn, and time to shine. Our offer to you includes:

  • Starting salary of £30,000, increasing to £32,000 in Year 2
  • Up to 15% bonus, linked to company and individual performance
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell 5 days
  • Full wellbeing package including BUPA, digital GP service, 24/7 employee assistance, plus wellbeing events throughout the year
  • Up to 10% contributory pension
  • Flexible benefits options such as cycle to work, discounted personal finance and insurance

What’s the next step?

Interested? Start your application today and see what Novuna can offer you.

Novuna has been named one of the top 50 most inclusive employers for the fourth year running and this is also reflected in our recruitment process. We are committed to ensuring our application process is inclusive and accessible to all candidates.

We’re Disability Confident Committed, so if you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.

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