Undergraduate Business Placement

Job Reference: UG2019A

  • Job Category: Support Services

A-Plant is one of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire companies. We form part of the FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group Plc., the second largest equipment rental company in the world. With over 3,700 employees based at over 195 locations, we offer exciting development opportunities at all levels.

  • Location: Warrington Support Centre WA3 6YE
  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Package: TBC

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to join us for an industry placement. You will join our innovative Business Development Team for 12 months gaining an invaluable insight into the world of Business Development and Sales.

Ideally, you will be studying for a BSc (Hons) in a Business subject; you will be on track for at least a 2:2.

Roles and responsibilities

You will be based in our Support Centre in Warrington working under the guidance of our Business Development Director, you may also spend time in our operational and sales/support divisions so you can get a holistic overview of the company.

You’ll be working on projects supporting a real business need, with a direct link to our products and customers. It makes for a fantastic opportunity to contribute, share your ideas and make a difference. Your day to day tasks will vary, and you’ll receive support from a number of skilled professionals within the business, all committed to helping you to deliver your best.

Your day to day tasks will vary, and you’ll receive support from a number of skilled professionals within the business, all committed to helping you to deliver your best.

Projects will include:

  • Supporting Tender and bid
  • Planning and organising customer event
  • Developing internal collaboration
  • Improving Training material
  • Providing Sales Support

Skills required

We are looking for people who will be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better, so we will want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations.

In addition, we are looking for people with:

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change
  • A team-focus with the ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of people at all level
  • A pro-active, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence key decision
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is preferred but not required

You must be able to provide evidence that you have the right to work in UK


We offer a competitive salary as well as 23 days holiday incl bank holidays, pension scheme and other exciting benefits.

This Undergarduate Placement is a great way to supplement your academic studies. Focused on you realising your potential, the placement is designed to allow you to develop invaluable skills and gain in depth experiences of the working environment.

The aim of our Undergraduate Placement Scheme is to identify and develop future talent for our buisness. This placement will give you the opportunity to secure a permanent postion once you have graduated.