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Early careers

Our culture and values make Motability Operations a great place to start your career. Whether as an apprentice, or through one of our scholarship and placement programmes, we have lots of opportunities at Motability Operations.  

Whichever route suits you, you'll find a carefully developed mix of personal support, targeted training, and freedom to use your initiative from day one. We're a friendly and inclusive business, valuing individuality and nurturing talent. 

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A rounded experience

All of our early careers programmes follow our three-pillar model, designed to help you grow and develop skills beyond your day job, giving you the chance to help shape the future of a £4 billion organisation:

  1. Your role
  2. A bespoke learning and development pathway
  3. The project: A business challenge or qualification

When you start, you'll have a comprehensive introduction with your team. This will give you a great opportunity to understand how we operate.

You'll also have a dedicated buddy and mentor to support you and help you find your way.

Our programmes

Below you can find overviews of each of our programmes and hear from those who have experienced our early career's community.

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Recruitment for the Apprenticeship and Scholarship programmes open in February and our Placement programme opens in October.

In the meantime, if you would like to express your interest or find out more, please feel free to reach out to the Early Careers team. 


Email our early careers team


Call us on 0207 654 4569


We offer various Apprenticeships across our the organisation ranging from levels two to seven.

The duration of our Apprenticeships can vary between 12 to 48 months depending on the level of your qualification. We provide you with your own support network, working closely with training providers and educational establishments across the UK to ensure you are supported, educated, and guided by industry professionals throughout your qualification.

We have opportunities across our Customer Services, Technology, Finance and Vehicle Maintenance Teams.


Listen to Abbie talk about her experience on her apprenticeship 

  1. Your Role

    You will gain hands-on experience and make an impact working with a team who want to support you and a company who make a huge difference to 750,000 customers.

  2. Learning and Development 

    Our Early Careers Learning & Development Hub helps you further uncover your potential and develop valuable skills. Our programme includes monthly sessions where you’ll touch on topics such as communication, presentation skills, building your brand and growth mindset. You will have a network of support, including your buddy and mentor, who you will meet with regularly to give your personal growth a platform to flourish.

  3. The Qualification

    You’ll have dedicated time away from your day job to study and work toward completing the qualification. This works out to be roughly six hours per week throughout the apprenticeship. You’ll have regular meetings with a dedicated Assessor or Training Advisor who will work with you to achieve milestones and complete assignments.


We're passionate about helping people from all backgrounds progress, so we created our scholarship programmes, providing valuable paid work experience and financial support.


We offer two different programmes:

  1. undergraduate students with disabilities
  2. undergraduate students who identify as having a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other Ethnic background

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Listen to Abdulletif and Anna talk about their scholarship experiences

Programme at a glance:

  • A bursary payment of up to £9,250 per academic year up to a maximum of four years
  • Paid summer placements each year of your studies at our London, Bristol, or Edinburgh office
  • The opportunity to gain work experience in various departments including IT, Finance, Marketing, Customer Services, Commercial Operations and more
  • Advice, support and guidance from a dedicated Mentor during your placement and academic year
  • The opportunity to apply for a permanent job when you graduate if there are opportunities available


We run a 12-month placement year programme from July to June.

We offer a variety of placements but whatever team you join us in, our application process is simple. To apply, submit your CV and answer a few short questions via video, that's it. We are interested in you as a person, so we won't make you sit through any psychometric tests, but this means your initial application needs to impress our recruitment team. If it does we will invite you to a telephone or video interview with our recruitment team. If successful, you will then be invited to an assessment centre.


Listen to Josie talk about her experience on her placement programme 

  1. Your role

    We welcome applications from talented, highly motivated undergraduates each year in a variety of teams including:

    • Business strategy and innovation
    • IT security
    • MI and insights
    • Risk analysis
    • Software engineering

    Our programmes go above and beyond just the day job. You’ll be gaining valuable experience in your chosen business area while also being given the space and opportunity to challenge yourself and develop your skills.

  2. Learning and development 

    Our early careers learning & development hub helps you further uncover your potential and develop valuable skills for your final year studies and beyond. Our programme includes monthly sessions where you’ll touch on topics such as communication, presentation skills, building your brand and growth mindset. We’ll also give you regular opportunities to meet Motability Operations senior leaders through lunch and learn sessions. You’ll have the chance to ask about their career paths and understand more about Motability Operations as a business.

  3. The project

    You’ll have dedicated time away from your day job to work with your cohort of placement students to solve a challenge we set you. You’ll have to work as a team to think creatively and come up with solutions to achieve your targets. The project allows you the space to challenge yourself in a safe environment and build strong connections with your fellow placement students helping you gain vital skills for your future career.

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