Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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At the BMW Group we make exceptional cars and motorcycles, such as the i8 which are redefining our industry. We have outstanding factories containing the very latest production technology. Our world-wide sales have more than doubled in the last fifteen years. In a world of financial instability we are sustainably profitable.

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Graduate engineering technicians will complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK whilst also having the possibility for placements abroad. Placements cover many aspects of the business such as:

  • Complete vehicle analysis.
  • Supplier liaison/problem solving.
  • Vehicle validation.
  • Prototype vehicle testing.
  • Manufacturing process and facility planning (Both electrical and mechanical).
  • Software integration (Both vehicle and computer systems).
  • Metrology - computer aided measurement and analysis (Including complete vehicle scanning).
  • Supply and vehicle build planning (Logistics).
  • Supporting the UK MINI Dealer network.
  • Vehicle Launch planning/control.

The placements give you the chance to experience the business as a whole whilst carrying out business relevant projects alongside your study. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of working for a world-class global automotive manufacturer, networking with people of different nationalities and have the opportunity to put theory directly into practice.

In your first year, you will undertake practical training as well as working towards a Level 3 BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a NVQ Level 4 in Engineering and Manufacturing. You will be expected to successfully complete an honour degree in engineering during years 2 – 4 of your apprenticeship which is fully funded by the company.

Our vehicles are packed with the latest technology. That's largely down to the Engineering Technicians who develop, create and quality check our products and systems. Whilst training onsite, you will rotate around the business with placements in all areas of automotive manufacturing including: R&D, Process Planning, Quality Control and Production Validation.

Training includes the study of state-of-the–art engineering and production techniques which are constantly developing in line with new technologies. You will need to possess the physical dexterity to carry out precise work with small components and the mental ability to handle complex data calculations, of all types, rapidly and with accuracy. In addition to your technical skills, the ability to work in a team and communicate effectively to and with others is essential.

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.

Qualifications and Skills:

BMW Group is associated with developing exceptional levels of staff qualification, beginning with vocational courses and continuing with selective training throughout your career.

A BMW Apprenticeship offers multiple career choices and enables you to make the most of your abilities.

Qualifications required for Apprenticeship:

A minimum of 5 GCSE’S Grade C or above including a Maths and English at Grade 6 or above. You will ideally have two A-Levels at Grade C or above in both a Mathematical subject and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, or a BTEC level 3 (90 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline.

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. Opportunities for higher Education are available, depending on pre-qualifications, personal performance, attitude and business needs.

Rate of Pay:

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £12,500 per annum rising to over £24,000 over the programme.

Immediate eligibility for company car scheme, plus other benefits.

Working Hours:

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

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