Business Degree Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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Business Degree Apprenticeship

BMW UK Manufacturing Ltd is a modern, high volume and complex manufacturing Plant and is the birthplace and heart of MINI production.

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 2020. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers and a major international company that is proud of its investment in people.

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

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 being able to work without close supervision; quality focus; good communication skills; showing enthusiasm and initiative; and responsibility and accountability for your work.

Apprenticeship Programme and Career Development:

BMW offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship. The 3.5 year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of business and quality in an exciting manufacturing environment that is constantly developing. 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 and supporting other members of the business, and carrying out tasks for which you have personal responsibility.

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.

Whilst developing specialist, on-the-job knowledge, you will also undertake a Foundation Degree in Business Management, with the opportunity to complete a top-up year subject to performance.

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

Following the successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will start your career within our parts quality team, here you will be responsible for ensuring that parts delivered from our suppliers continuously achieve the correct specifications. You will control parts, liaise with suppliers and determine problem resolution processes to ensure the long term preventive measures are implemented, thus ensuring the quality of our premium vehicles is maintained and our customers are satisfied.

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.

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 5 GCSE’s 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) in a relevant field of study.

About BMW Group

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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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