Mechanical engineer apprentice at BMW Group

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2019

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Review Score

8 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My job on a day to day includes preparing the workshop by making sure it is clean and tidy and hazard free, then giving all major tools a visual inspection and making sure they are ready to go, i then service cars working along side a team of qualified engineers

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt and developed many skills since the start of my training and development this includes being able to work to deadlines in a pressurised tight deadline environment that could affect the company’s reputation if not done accurately as well as learning how to service bmw cars to a set standard

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme. It can be a lot of hard work and stressful at times with the amount of work in a day how ever it is good to get hands on and gain real life experience from real life scenarios every day. I also enjoy working on my favourite cars

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My programme could be organised better in my opinion. I feel like I should get more time to do my assignments as going to college learning the stuff and then working the day after can be a bit exhausting and I find myself struggling for time on my day to day

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


The staff I work with are usually helpful and they usually have me partnered up with someone so that I can learn the trade correctly. I feel that my employer fund a lot more than other employers and I get to give things a real go when at work which is good

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


I get a fair amount of support when it comes to receiving support from my training provider. I get that things can be busy sometimes and I like that I can email when ever I need advice or help with something. I also think they offer a good programme that is fairly relevant

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


Learning the mechanical side of things at college is what I find the most useful when it comes to performing in my role. I feel that I get a lot of opportunity to learn things away from a pressured workshop with real peoples cars. It is small things I’ve picked up for example removing bolts in certain orders to make it easier

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


We do like to meet up outside of work. We have a small 5 a side football team where we play in a local small league. I find it enjoyable and it gives us something to laugh about in work. I also think that it’s a way to keep your brain stress free

9a. Would you recommend BMW Group to a friend?


9b. Why?

Overall I think bmw is a good place to work. It is a stable job with a lot to offer. There is a lot you can learn in your apprenticeship and a lot of help if you ever get stuck or make mistakes. I also find the job is fun

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BMW Group?

Being professional and smart is important at all times. The company have a wide range of clients that spend a lot of money on their products and they always expect high quality service from the amount they are spending on their treasured vehicles therefore it’s important to always pay attention to details

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