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"Motability Operations is fantastic; it’s a really high quality organisation with fiercely competent people. Its business model is unique as it blends the best of a social enterprise with the large scale of a company that rivals many in the corporate sector."

Daniel

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About Us

As operators of the Motability Scheme, we aim to provide a wide range of cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs that meet our customers' disability needs.

We are the largest fleet operator in the UK and the biggest supplier of used cars to the trade, we are owned by the major banks: Barclays Bank plc, Lloyds Group plc, HSBC Bank plc and Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

The Motability Scheme is designed to provide customers with a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one. Today, over 629,000 disabled people and their families benefit from the worry-free mobility available through the Scheme. We have offices in London and Bristol and there are approximately 900 employees based between these two sites.

Our aim is to create an environment in which our employees can flourish. We look for highly motivated people with a combination of commercial sense and real enthusiasm for meeting our customers' needs.

We're also firmly committed to equal opportunities and consider applications solely on the basis of merit - regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other irrelevant factor.

For more information about careers at Motability Operations please go to www.motabilityoperations.co.uk

Did you know?

At Motability Operations we respect and celebrate diversity in our workforce. We believe that we have much to learn and gain from diverse cultures and perspectives, and that diversity will make us more effective in providing an exceptional service to our customers.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that valuing diversity is fundamental to attracting and retaining the most talented people and to achieving a culture that reflects our values.

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout their application process and this commitment has been recognised through being awarded ‘Disability Confident Employer’ accreditation. This comes as part of the DWP’s commitment to work with employers to increase understanding and bridge the disability employment gap.

Accessibility Awards

  • Disability Confident Employer accreditation
  • Member of the Business Disability Forum

Internship

  • Student Placements As part of your 12 month work placement, you will be provided with a structured training programme and on-the-job learning. The work placement will offer you the opportunity to be hands on, working with day to day business requirements with support from other colleagues.

    What will it involve?

    • • A comprehensive induction where you’ll spend time with the teams within your division, giving you a great opportunity to understand how we operate
    • • A dedicated buddy/mentor to support you and to help you find your way in the early days
    • • A well balanced combination of on-the-job learning and real life project work
    • • The chance to help shape the future of a £3.5 billion organisation.
    Who are we looking for?

    Our people are key to delivering high quality service to our customers. We are looking for students who have:

    • • Drive
    • • Desire to learn
    • • Decision-making skills
    • • Communication skills
    To apply and find out further details please click on the links below:

Graduate

  • Graduate Careers The Graduate Programme at Motability Operations is designed to provide you with a breadth of opportunities to aid your career development and progression.

    Over a period of approximately 18 months you will work across our sites in London and Bristol in a variety of departments and on a range of projects. You will have the opportunity to explore different areas of the business, develop specialist, commercial and management skills and push the boundaries of your potential. From developing a reporting tool to supporting management teams in implementing strategy, we can guarantee you new experiences and challenges in a supportive, collaborative environment.

    We will start looking for the most talented graduates to join our graduate programme in 2018 from the middle of September 2017 – please check this page for more updates on when you can apply.

    You’ll need a minimum 2:1 degree (in any discipline) to qualify for the Graduate Programme, and have gained valuable work experience ideally within a business environment. We are looking for graduates who are:

    • • Confident
    • • Commercially aware
    • • Resilient
    • • Proactive and looking to make the most of every opportunity
    • • Passionate about business
    • • Adaptable, flexible and willing to learn
    • • Driven
    • • Have experience of working in a commercial/corporate environment
    To find out more about our graduate scheme and apply please go to :

    https://www.motabilityoperations.co.uk/graduates/graduate-programme/why-join-graduate-programme/

Additional Opportunities

  • Scholarship Programme We’re looking to find the most talented and highly-motivated disabled students. That’s why we’ve created a Scholarship Programme that gives financial help and work experience to promising students.

    What's in it for me?
    • • Up to £9,000 per academic year, up to a maximum of 4 years
    • • Paid summer placements each year of your studies at our London or Bristol office
    • • Work opportunities in various departments including IT, Finance, Customer Services and Dealer Relations
    • • Mentoring and advice from one of our team during your placement and academic year
    • • Chance of a permanent job when you graduate, if there are opportunities available
    Who are we looking for?

    Our people are key to delivering high quality service to our customers. We are looking for students who have:
    • • Drive
    • • Desire to learn
    • • Decision-making skills
    • • Communication skills
    To find out further information and apply to our Scholarship Programme please go to: https://www.motabilityoperations.co.uk/careers/scholarship-programme/

Tips for applying

Motability Operations believe that we have much to learn and gain from diverse cultures and perspectives, and that diversity will make Motability Operations more effective in providing an exceptional service to our customers. We are an equal opportunities employer and, as such, equality must exist throughout the business. Motability Operations believe that being open to every element of society opens up widest possible pool of talent from which we can select our employees. We are committed to interviewing any applicant with a disability that meets the minimum criteria for our vacancies. Motability Operations has developed an objective method of selecting its employees. This method places greater emphasis on individual skills and less on formal qualifications. We look for highly motivated people with a combination of commercial sense and real enthusiasm for meeting our customers’ needs. Here are some top tips from the recruiters at Motability Operations to help you with your application:

  • Don’t be afraid to share We always strive to support each other. If you have any requirements related to your disability it’s important to share this with us so we can help support you.
  • Ask questions If you have a question about working for us or about any of our other vacancies please call us on 0207 654 4569 or email HRservicecentre@motabilityoperations.co.uk .
  • Research Before applying, do your research and consider which areas of the business you would be interested in working in. It’s a good idea to make sure you have looked at our website and know about who we are and what we do: https://www.motabilityoperations.co.uk/

Your Plus

Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds. What unites them is their determination, resilience and unwavering desire to get results. We are looking for graduates who are confident and stand out.

Required Skills and Academic Qualifications

To do well here you'll need to be motivated, tenacious and be comfortable with facing new challenges but above all, you need a big appetite for success.

Scholarship Programme

We’re looking to find the most talented and highly-motivated disabled students. Our people are key to delivering high quality service to our customers. We are looking for students who have decision-making skills, drive, strong communication skills and a desire to learn.

Industry placements

We’re looking to find the most talented and highly-motivated Computer Science or economics undergraduates for our year in industry opportunities. As part of your 12 month work placement, you will be provided with a structured training programme and on-the-job learning.

Should you have any queries about any of the above opportunities, please email us at HRservicecentre@motabilityoperations.co.uk

Graduate Programme:

What makes our programme stand out in the crowd?

  • A comprehensive induction where you’ll spend time with each of our departments, giving you the best opportunity to understand how we operate
  • An exciting combination of on-the-job learning and real-life project work. It’s because of this that you really will help shape the future of our business
  • A variety of placements in our London and Bristol offices. Check out our website to see what our previous graduates have been up to
  • Mentoring from a senior manager
  • Sponsorship from a director
  • Opportunities to present to our CEO
  • Workshops on topics such as business etiquette, presentation skills, communication and assertiveness
To find out more about our graduate scheme and apply please go to : https://www.motabilityoperations.co.uk/graduates/graduate-programme/why-join-graduate-programme/

Should you have any queries about our graduate programme, please email us at  GraduateCareers@motabilityoperations.co.uk.

Please note that for all our vacancies we are unable to sponsor candidates who require a work permit. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid work permit for the duration of your employment with Motability Operations.

Recruitment Adjustments

The Recruitment process at Motability Operations starts with an online application form. You can click on the ‘jobs’ section of the MyPlus website to access this form. Once we have received your application we will review and if you meet the minimum criteria for the role or programme you have applied for we will invite you to the first assessment stage. This will vary depending on what you are applying for but could consist of a telephone interview or assessment centre. You will be notified at each stage of the process with regards to whether you have been successful or not.

If you require any adjustments at any of these stages, please let us know in advance by contacting HRServiceCentre@motabilityoperations.co.uk

  • Accessible application form We can provide the application form available in an accessible format.
  • Specialist equipment We can provide specialist equipment such as a fibre optic mouse and visual aids for an employee with dyslexia
  • Accessible buildings and website Our offices offer an unparalleled level of disability access.We have added the world-leading digital inclusion software, Browsealoud, to our website as well as ensuring that you can alter the text on our site to change the colour and size.

Workplace Support

We have a Disability Networking Group which is made up of volunteers from across the business. The focus of the group is to nurture internal disability champions, increase awareness, build confidence and drive disability best practice within Motability Operations. Below are just some examples of adjustments that we have made for employees.

MyPlus Graduates

Read what these graduates have to say about their career, managing their disability at work, tips and advice for students.

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    Ben, Motability Scholarship Programme Participant "Working at Motability Operations throughout the Scholarship Programme has given me a unique and diverse insight into the world of business."

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    Steven, Motability Scholarship Programme Participant "Motability Operations is a very disability friendly organisation; permanent employees receive a full day of disability confidence training, there is a Disability Networking Group who meets regularly and there is a detailed reasonable adjustment process."

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    Daniel, Vehicle Remarketing Placement Participant "Motability Operations is fantastic; it’s a really high quality organisation with fiercely competent people. Its business model is unique as it blends the best of a social enterprise with the large scale of a company that rivals many in the corporate sector."

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MyPlus Professionals

Read what these working professionals have to say about their career, managing their disability at work, tips and advice for students.

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    Gary, Java Developer "From the outset I was made very welcome and was encouraged to meet with the individual team members to understand their roles."

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    Toqeer Gaffar, Incident Co-ordinator If you have any form of disability, be honest and open about it. Motability Operations will make reasonable adjustments in order to facilitate interviews and create a work environment to help you succeed.

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