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Pinewood Welcomes 15 New Placement Students

Pinewood Technologies welcomes 15 talented university students to their 2022 hybrid placement scheme – starting their journey as Pinewood’s next generation of DMS experts.

With almost a decade of experience nurturing talent through their Early Careers schemes – enlisting the help of returning graduates, leaders, and mentors – this year’s programme will equip students with the skills to fuel a long-lasting career in the DMS business.

Kiran Kundra, Talent Management Leader at Pinewood, explains –

“Our placement scheme has produced some of our most valued team members. With almost 1,000 applicants this year, it’s key we select the candidates who best fit our business, both in skillset and outlook. We want people who share our drive from the onset, supporting our growth in markets across the globe.”

Training: day one to DMS expert:

Software students will receive an intensive training boot camp with technical masterclasses and training sessions. This will prepare them for the exciting journey of becoming fully-fledged software developers. Next, they’ll be assigned to a team and given real DMS projects to work on with the support of a mentor.

Similarly, business students will undergo an action-packed induction, quickly learning the system through eLearning and on-the-job training in the Customer Support team. They’ll have a checklist to complete, which includes regular presentations and demonstrating areas of the DMS. The students will then rotate through multiple business areas, gaining valuable experience.

Kundra explains –

“This year we invested a lot of time in improving our placement schemes. We’ve made it more goal-oriented to help students get the most out of their journey. Students will be working across different teams, working on new projects, and taking them out of their comfort zone. We want them to learn and acquire valuable life and business skills so they can spend more time working on real projects and adding value to their teams.”

Fuelling the future:

The next 12 months pose an exciting period for Pinewood’s latest recruits.

The scheme will fast-track their learning, equipping students with the automotive experience and technical skills they need to excel. Successful students will be offered a full-time position upon completion of their degree. Since 2018, over 73% of Pinewood’s placement students have received an offer to return. This has contributed to the rapid growth of the DMS business, as it continues to expand into new markets worldwide.

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