BMW - Maintenance Technician - Assembly Level 3 Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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BMW - Maintenance Technician - Assembly Level 3 Apprenticeship

BMW Hams Hall is a modern, high volume and complex automotive engine manufacturing site consisting of an engine component machining hall and an engine assembly hall providing engines for the BMW network.

The training given during your apprenticeship covers the study of modern state of the art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques. This includes: robot maintenance and programming and the general maintenance of our state of the art production facility and systems.

Our core maintenance engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, data analytics, robotics, PLC’s programming, hydraulics, as well as general mechanical engineering.

The technical and maintenance teams you will be working with during your apprenticeship at Plant Hams Hall are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. They also control the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment. Your final goal will be to become an integral member of these world class/high performing teams.

When it comes to selecting the right people to become apprentices, it’s as much about attitude and behaviours as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to have a range of skills, attributes and behaviours. These include: teamworking, as well as being able to work without close supervision; quality focus; good communication skills; showing enthusiasm and initiative; and responsibility and accountability for your work

This training takes place at Plant Hams Hall and a local college.

Apprenticeship Programme & Career Development

BMW offers an enhanced level 3 apprenticeship in comparison to others in the industry. The four year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology including: robotics, controls systems, machine ng, fluid power, electronics, systems control and many more.

You will develop specialist technical knowledge in Engineering Operations before progressing to a competency based qualification in Engineering, supported by a Level 3 National Certificate in Engineering.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program in engineering mechatronic based BTEC NC, you will undertake a practical based engineering program which covers core engineering skills such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits and control and fluid power, PLC’s etc.

In the following years you will undertake competency based training while working in a rotation with our maintenance teams around the site and complete the academic engineering course you have started. Additionally, subject to your performance and progression, you could have the potential to move onto a foundation degree L5 in engineering.

Our mentors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.

Application Criteria:


Personal development within the BMW Group never stops! This begins with vocational courses and continues with selective training throughout your career.

A BMW Apprenticeship offers multiple career choices and enables you to make the most of your abilities.

Qualifications Required:

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at level 5/C (or above) including Maths and English.

A technology related subject or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline would be advantageous but is not essential.

Additional Information:

Career Opportunities:

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career focused training in the relevant departments.

Rate of Pay:

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £13,000 per annum rising to over £25,000 over the programme.

Company car scheme eligibility to those 18 years and over, plus other benefits including an on-site gym, pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

Working Hours:

39 hour working week, start and finish times will vary according to work based placements and college hours.

Additional Information:

Please be aware that we complete rolling recruitment. As such, those candidates that have made an early application and have successfully moved through the recruitment process will be invited to the first assessment centre on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Please note: As part of your application you will be asked to upload specific documents. If you do not attach these your application will not be progressed.

Qualifications and experience

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your most recent school report* and a CV. If you don’t have a school report then please upload a CV and an employer reference. If you don’t have an employer reference then please upload a CV and a personal statement.

*If you are currently studying you must upload a school/college report. Failure to attach the above will mean we will be unable to progress with your application.

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at a higher grade C/5 (or above), including Maths and English.

About BMW Group

One of the most important factors in keeping BMW Group at the forefront of the automotive industry is its customer satisfaction. This is where you could play a part. The start of customer satisfaction is to recruit the right people and offer them outstanding training with appropriate qualifications, together with continual personal development.

We are currently seeking Apprentices to join us in August 2019. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious, innovative and technologically advanced car manufacturers and a major international company that is proud of its investment in people.

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