Kia Undergraduate Placement Programme 2017

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
15 Sep 2016
25 Nov 2016
Job Type

Please do not apply if you have already graduated.

The following roles will be available as part of our Placement Programme 2017:

Business Analyst - The business analyst will support KMUK departments with improving systems and processes. They will be responsible for helping facilitate project teams and identifying opportunities for business improvement.

Commercial Business Analyst - This role will assist in developing the Parts & Accessories commercial competitive positioning within the industry. As part of the role the individual will be reviewing new pricing set ups and creating a commercial price positing analysis structure.

Marketing Assistant - The marketing assistant will support the development and delivery of customer facing initiatives through the line national marketing campaigns. They will assist in liaising with other marketing teams to ensure a consistent output is achieved across national communications.

Press Office Assistant - This role will help the Press Office team on all aspects of automotive PR, corporate communications and UK dealer PR support. As well as assisting with the implementation of media events, including major product launches, the individual will be required to write press releases and work with PR agencies.

Person Specification:

An undergraduate student in a UK university who is eligible to work full time in the UK with the following:

  • Kia Attitude – self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • MS Office especially Excel is a strong advantage
  • Well presented with ability to fit into a team
  • Interest in Kia and the automotive industry
  • Strong educational background and on track for a 2:1 in your degree

Please note the undergraduate students should be studying a 4 year sandwich degree which offers a 1 year industrial placement.

Terms of Employment:

You will join us for a placement period of 52 weeks and, along with your basic salary, will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday (pro-rated if placement is less than 52 weeks)
  • Personal Private Healthcare (Including 50% of gym membership)
  • Free lunch at our Head Office in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Auto enrolment into company pension scheme
  • Free Parking

The closing date for applications is November 25th 2016, with an expectation to hold an assessment centre at our head office in January/February. Successful candidates will start In July 2017. 

If you are interested and would like to apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, outlining why you think you are a suitable candidate, to our careers inbox at by clicking the apply link below.

Alternatively, please post your application to:

The HR Team

Human Resources

Kia Motors (UK) Limited

Walton Green



KT12 1FJ

Please do not apply if you have already graduated.