Machine Controller Level 2 Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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Machine Controller Level 2 Apprenticeship

There are three distinct areas within the MINI Plant, Body in White, Paint and Assembly; all areas have a broad spectrum of high level technology which works together to meet the quality and volume targets related to vehicle production. To ensure this works efficiently we need to train machine controllers to monitor, optimise and carry out maintenance in the technology related areas of our production system. Machine controllers have to ensure that technical production facilities are always working to optimum efficiency.

Training consist of the study of modern state of the art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, electrical, plc’s, hydraulics, welding, milling, turning, basic hand skills as well as general mechatronics engineering.

This training takes place in our onsite apprentice training facility.

You will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined as our apprenticeship is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour. In addition, you need to exhibit initiative, be reliable and conscientious. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think logically and to work both independently and as part of a team.

Apprenticeship Programme and Career Development:

BMW offers an enhanced apprenticeship. The two year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of Engineering and production technology including: hand-skills, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding, robotics, control systems and many more. You will then select 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 all the necessary elements of core engineering skills (L2 engineering) supported by all elements of a Level 2 apprenticeship programme. Following this you will also be required to complete a competency based qualification based on production and technical systems in the business.

Opportunities may exist to further develop yourself but will depend on YOUR performance and attitude.

You will be supporting the assembly team at Plant Oxford who are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults and optimisation of equipment, within our manufacturing facilities. Your eventual role will be to take responsibility for a designated area of the production system to monitor, optimise and continually improve the area to ensure it is running at maximum efficiency.

Rate of Pay:

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £13,950 per annum rising to over £20,000 over the two year programme.

Company car scheme eligibility to those 18 years and over, plus other benefits including an onside 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.

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.

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at level 3/D (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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