Maintenance Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship (Oxford) at BMW Group
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Maintenance Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship (Oxford)
There are three distinct areas within the BMW Group MINI Plant; Body in White, Assembly and Paint. All three areas require different skill-sets and you will get the chance to work in all of them.
Training consists of 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, cutting and welding using laser technology. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, 3D modelling and printing, robotics, PLC’s, hydraulics, as well as general mechanical engineering. This training takes place in our modern onsite apprentice academy.
When it comes to selecting the right 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: team working, as well as the ability to work without close supervision; quality focus and problem solving; excellent communication skills; showing initiative; and responsibility and accountability for your work.
Apprenticeship Programme and Career Development:
BMW offers an enhanced apprenticeship. The four year programme is designed to give you the opportunity to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology, including: robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding and many more. You can then choose where to specialise for the remainder of the course in your ‘home’ department.
Our advisors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.
In your first year you will undertake practical training to qualify you with competencies identified by the BMW Group Plant MINI. Following this you will undertake competency based training. You could have the potential to move onto the Higher National Certificate (HNC) at level 4 in engineering, subject to your performance and attitude. The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program, 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 and many more.
Following the successful completion of your apprenticeship programme, you will commence your career focussed training in the relevant departments. These include technical and maintenance areas within Body in White (BIW), Paint and Assembly operations. Where you will develop to be responsible for the rapid detection, resolution and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. You will also be responsible for the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment.
Rate of Pay:
A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £13,950 per annum rising to over £26,000 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.
37 hour working week, start and finish times will vary according to work based placements and college hours.
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.
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at higher grade C or grade 5 (or above) including Maths and English.
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With our three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, we are the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles and also provide premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, we employ over 130,000 associates worldwide, operate 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries, and have a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
The UK is the only place in the world where our three brands are represented by manufacturing operations. In addition to our manufacturing sites located in Oxford, Hams Hall, Swindon and Goodwood, our Farnborough offices host the UK Sales and Marketing subsidiary of BMW AG, as well as Financial Services, Leasing and Fleet Management departments. We employ around 8,000 people directly in the UK, with an additional 14,000 through our Retailer network.
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