Where will I be based?
The UK and European Headquarters for Xerox are based in Uxbridge Middlesex, however we also have Xerox offices in Hertfordshire, Glasgow and Leeds, as well as client sites around the country.
Do you help placement students find accommodation?
For all locations we offer students guidance and advice in finding suitable accommodation during their placement year. Uxbridge based students can usually stay at Brunel University halls over the summer period, moving to flats or shared houses once Brunel students return for the first semester.
How does your application process work?
Our application process follows 5 steps:
Step 1. Search - our vacancies and follow the link to apply online
Step 2. Applying online - During the application stage you will be asked a series of questions. You will then need to upload your CV and cover letter.
To make the process easier we recommend you prepare your answers in Word, do a spell check and then copy and paste them into the boxes during the online application. The cover letter should include the answers to the four questions on the advert.
There is a 150 word limit on your answers and you also need to attach your CV when asked to do so.
Step 3. Online tests - We use SHL ability testing as part of our recruitment process – please don’t be put off by this, the best way to approach this is to take a practice test at www.shldirect.com.
Step 4. Assessment Review – Your full application including your SHL test scores are reviewed by the Hiring Manager at which point you will be notified of whether you have been selected to attend an assessment centre. Please be aware there may be a short delay from the time you apply to receiving a response from the recruitment team. This is due to the high volume of applications that are received.
Step 5. Assessment Centre – We run assessment days from December through to March. If you are invited, be positive, we try to make the day as welcoming and interesting as possible!
Will there be an opportunity to meet other new starters and placement students?
Formal induction programmes are held locally to welcome new starters to the business and these provide an excellent opportunity for new students to meet. In addition we plan a minimum of one week handover between outgoing and incoming placement students, the outgoing student acting as buddy to the new starter. The Industrial Placement community at Xerox also have frequent social events. We also have a Facebook group with current and new students so that students can contact each other before they start and even start organising accommodation!
Can I contact Xerox students before I start work?
Yes, we are happy to put you in contact with existing students at Xerox. If you would like to do this please contact the recruitment team at GBresourcing@xerox.com.
How much holiday do I get?
The student entitlement is 33 days per year, including public holidays.
What is the Salary?
We benchmark the Industrial Placement salary on an annual basis to provide a competitive salary.
How can Xerox develop my skills?
Xerox is a growing business; we have a rich tradition of innovation and are developing new products and new service offerings to clients all the time. Xerox is also a changing business; and is experiencing strong growth in its Global Services, consultancy and outsourcing divisions. Together this offers industrial placement students a chance to get involved in exciting project work and experience, first-hand, the day-to-day realities of a global business.
What is Xerox's attitude to out-of-work commitments?
Xerox is a strong advocate of work life balance and therefore Line Managers are keen to accommodate alternative working practices where practical to enable our employees to balance their commitments outside of the workplace where possible.