BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Level 3 Maintenance Technician - 4 Year Apprenticeship (September 2021) at BMW Group

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BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Level 3 Maintenance Technician - 4 Year Apprenticeship (September 2021)

BMW Plant 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.

Apprentice Maintenance Technician Machining and Assembly – Level 3

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 wash cell maintenance, digital camera technologies and production logistics programming and high 22 axis CNC machine cutting using laser Blum technology. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, electrical, PLC’s, hydraulics, milling, turning, basic hand skills as well as general mechanical and electrical 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 and high performing teams.

Apprenticeship Programme and Career Development:

The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 3 apprenticeship commencing early September 2021. The four-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. This training takes place at Plant Hams Hall and a local college.

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.

Following this, 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.

Rate of Pay:

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £14,333 per annum rising to over £27,000 at the end of 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:

38 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 (or equivalent) at grade 5/C (or above) including Maths and English

*If you are currently studying you must upload a school/college report. Please note that you can submit teacher assessments, predicted grades or other supporting evidence as proof of qualifications.

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, good communication skills, showing enthusiasm and initiative, and responsibility and accountability for your work.

Assessment centres for apprentices will take place in April or May 2021, exact dates to be confirmed.

Important notes:

As part of your application you have been asked to upload specific documents. If you do not attach these, your application will not be progressed.

You must also be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing and an assessment centre.

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