Join our HR Placement Year Programme 2018

Support a range of HR projects across 2 placements within this world-leading business.

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HR Placement Year Programme 2018 Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

  • £17,000 per annum pro rata
  • 27 days of holiday
  • Free on-site gym

What you will be doing

From vacuum cleaners with revolutionary cyclone technology to the hairdryer, re-thought – at Dyson, we solve the problems others ignore.

Human Resources is plugged into the nerve system of Dyson – with specialist functions for Talent Development, Talent Acquisition, HR Operations and Reward. HR generalists link these all together; supporting every people-related decision. As a placement student within HR, you can support all of this, gaining a unique insight into Dyson's commercial objectives.

During this 12-month opportunity you will rotate through two, six-month placements supporting Talent Acquisition, Development and our HR Operations teams. You’ll contribute from day one - and, if it works out for both of us, you could secure a Graduate role at the end.

  • You will learn how we develop our in-house talent
  • You will roll out development programmes during your placement
  • You will get to grips with all HR operations and processes which keep Dyson spinning
  • You will gain valuable exposure to the Global HR function.

What you will have

We’ll rely on you to make an impact in HR supporting our most valuable asset – our people. Whether you’re getting to grips with the end-to-end processes or implementing better ways of doing things – you’ll make every day count.

You'll be expecting to graduate in 2020, but your degree discipline can be in any subject area. We'll want to see an understanding of the role of an HR function and your motivation for a career in this area.

  • You are a problem-solver
  • You are a quick thinker
  • You are comfortable presenting new ideas
  • You are strong numerical and analytical skills
  • You are comfortable undertaking research, compiling findings and writing papers.
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Dyson

Our mission is simple. We solve problems others ignore with exciting new technologies that defy convention.

Our Culture - What we do

We’re Dyson, a global technology enterprise. Since 1993 we’ve been finding new ways to solve real-world problems – from vacuum cleaners with revolutionary cyclone technology, to a hairdryer with intelligent heat control.

Our global headquarters, home to our first RDD centre, is located in the Cotswolds where the Dyson story began. From San Francisco to Shanghai, we are now over 10,000 people strong, and with interests in artificial intelligence, machine learning, hair care, electric vehicles and much more, the next few years will be our biggest and busiest yet. With that comes the need for more people to help us reach our 2020 ambitions. But only the most ambitious need apply.

There’s nothing conventional about working at Dyson. With mission-based working and exposure to senior leaders, you’ll quickly make an impact – you just have to work for it.

Previous missions have seen our graduates opening the first Flagship Demo store in London, launching the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer in Hong Kong, and presenting to James Dyson himself just three weeks in. Some people may see Dyson as a daunting place to work. Those who thrive here just see endless opportunities.

The Dyson Facts

Dyson are one of the UK’s largest investors in robotics

8,971 patents filed and 100 million Dyson machines manufactured to date

Dyson has recently announced plans to launch its first electric vehicle in 2020

Currently Dyson are investing £7million a week into product development

Dyson have spent over £320 million on motor development since 1999

Dyson HQ is the base for over 3,500 people, representing 40 nationalities and many more disciplines.

The Dyson Philosophy


We come in to make better technology and design better performing products.

It feels like you're at work with your pals rather than other engineers.

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