People (HR)

Scheme Overview

Virgin Media may be super-charging the UK’s internet with the country’s fastest available broadband speeds, but it’s the people behind the cyberspace curtain who make our business a success.

That’s precisely why we call our Human Resources division, ‘People’! They’re the real leading stars – and, as part of our Virgin Media graduate scheme, you’ll learn how to manage the different roles they play at one of the UK’s most forward-thinking and fun-loving companies.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

Our three-year graduate scheme is a fantastic opportunity to fast track your career in all things HR; from attracting, training and engaging our employees, to developing the skills and knowledge they’ll need to become high-level managers.

During the scheme, you’ll rotate across different areas such as Employee Relations, Reward, Resourcing or as a People Business Partner to give you a complete understanding of the inner workings of our people function.

You’ll be gathering all the attributes you need to become an outstanding HR generalist, business partner, or a specialist in a particular area of our People division – perhaps even working your way to becoming a People Director.

“It’s a more informal style at Virgin Media, but it’s also an inquisitive and fast paced one… being yourself and open to change puts you in a good position.” Niamh, People graduate

How are you going to get there?

You should be confident, resilient and comfortable using your exceptional communication skills. Data is also crucial to shaping the future of our People strategies, so you’ll share our enthusiasm for interpreting information and providing insight to inform decision making.

Virgin Media is constantly evolving so you’ll need to be able to take change in your stride as well as being open minded about your roles and locations. That, and a 2.1 degree or above in a relevant subject (i.e. Business & HR, Psychology, HRM), and/or having undertaken a six-month or longer placement within a HR department

So, what can we do for you?

Our graduate scheme will give you an in-depth understanding of our company, our culture and the ways we work – as well as an opportunity to meet the people you’ll need to begin building your own networks.

You’ll be given the opportunity to work in specialist areas of HR as well as to business partner across different departments to build your stakeholder relationship management skills. And, if you’re fortunate you might get the chance to spend time with our parent company, Liberty Global, in one of our international offices!

We’ll provide you with a host of dedicated support throughout the graduate scheme to maximise your potential. And, if you need any further encouragement, we’ll also fund your study towards a CIPD qualification, to compliment the skills you’ll gain with us.

Duration: 3 years

Salary: £30K + £2K welcome bonus + amazing benefits

Locations: Reading and potential international locations


We are now closed for applications for our 2019 People Graduate Scheme. Details for our 2020 graduate scheme will be posted shortly.


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