MINI – IT Systems Specialist Degree Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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MINI – IT Systems Specialist Degree Apprenticeship

BMW UK Manufacturing Ltd is a modern, high volume and complex manufacturing Plant and is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. State of the art automation & production IT systems demand skilled specialists who can precisely steer highly automated, innovative technology to ensure non-stop perfection on our production lines. This is the basis for achieving excellence.

Currently 500 industrial production PC’s are maintained by the controls engineering group including PC hardware, operation systems, applications and IT security. As part of Industry4.0 and Digitalistation, new applications are getting developed that will be maintained and operated by you.

Experience. Opportunity. Qualifications. You will get them all on our IT apprenticeships. You'll have three years to study the technology and systems engineering behind our technical equipment, then start to build your specialist career.

You will also spend your apprenticeship working in relevant placements around the business to ensure you fully understand the critical processes related to the IT Assembly systems that ensure the business keeps both the BMW and MINI operations in the UK working efficiently.

If you want to work in a fast-paced and exciting environment, this is the apprenticeship for you!

Apprenticeship Programme & Career Development

BMW offers an enhanced L6 apprenticeship in comparison to others in industry. The three year programme is designed to allow you to experience all aspects of the Assembly organization, in an exciting manufacturing environment that is constantly changing. You will have the opportunity to build networks across the business and put the skills you will learn to good use, by carrying out projects, working alongside other members of the business and carrying out tasks independently.

The apprenticeship will provide you with a number of different opportunities to support your career development, and you will be provided with the support and guidance you need to ensure your training is successful. Your interest in, and enthusiasm for new technologies will be encouraged through continued learning and development opportunities.

Whilst developing specialist, on-the-job knowledge, you will also undertake a Degree in Digital Technology Solutions.

Application Criteria:


In order to be successful you will need to be enthusiastic, show initiative and also be able to work under pressure. Good time-management and communication skills are also essential, alongside the ability to think logically and work both independently and as part of a team.

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


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade B/6 (or above), including Maths and English.

Plus a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) in a Technology, Business or Science at grade C (or above) or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline.

A good working knowledge around all MS office packages in particular excel and access data bases would be beneficial. Knowledge in App development, Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning would also be advantageous

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 objective training in the relevant departments. A role within the highly skilled and elite IT team awaits you dependant on your performance and attitude.

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:

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

Additional Information:

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 level 6/B (or above) including Maths and English.
  • A minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C (or above) or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline.

*If you have already taken your GCSE's and have not met the required level 6/B for Maths and English but are currently predicted/attained a C grade (or above) in A-level (or equivalent) Maths or English then you are still eligible to apply.

About MINI

One of the most important factors in keeping MINI 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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