Toolmaker Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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BMW Group is a global organisation, designing and manufacturing motor vehicles of the highest quality, including the highly acclaimed MINI produced at Plant Oxford. BMW Group Plant Swindon supplies the majority of the pressed panels that are then joined together to produce the familiar MINI 'shell'. The completed body is then passed to the Paint Shop in the next process step.

As a major international company we are proud of our investment in people and we are currently seeking Apprentices to join us in August 2017.

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.

Toolmaker Apprenticeship

BMW Toolmaking Teams are vitally important in supporting all Press Shop and related plant activities. They are responsible for the manufacture and commissioning of new tools and the rapid rectification, modification and routine maintenance of related automation and equipment. Training includes the study of modern technology, state-of-the-art engineering and production techniques so you need to understand the assembly and function of technical equipment. You will be trained in traditional skills to include Milling, Turning, Grinding, Drilling and welding. You will also receive training in CNC (computerised numerical control) and EDM (electrical discharge machining) machines. Ensuring Facility run-time is maximised using TPM and other known tools. You should also have good communication skills, the ability to think logically and to work independently or as part of a team.

As a BMW apprentice you will be attending college or university on a part time or block release basis. The four year programme is flexible, enabling you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology during the first year, before selecting to specialise for the remainder of the course. 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 Employers Units of Competence supported by a BTEC national certificate. / NVQ3 Engineering Toolmaking supported by National Certificate. Development possible to a HNC course.

Qualifications required for Apprenticeship:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’S Grade C or above including Maths and English at Grade 6 or above.
  • A technology related subject or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline would be advantageous but is not essential.

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 3 monthly placements in the relevant departments.

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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