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Bridge End Road, Swindon, SN3 4PE
£14,644.00 annually
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

The BMW Group offersan enhancedlevel6degreeapprenticeship commencingend of August2023with multiple vacancies available for this role. The four-year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects ofengineering and production technology, including robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding, and many more.

Alongside the practical engineering skills that aregained,the program will alsofocus on your personal and professional development where you willhave exposure toa number ofbusiness techniques such as Agile, Lean Manufacturing and Problem Solving.
  • The first year of the program is exclusively in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence
  • Your training will cover a wide range of engineering disciplines such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits, control systems, fluid power, programmable logic controllers, welding and more
  • In the second and third year you will continue with the academic requirements of the programmme alongside on-the-job training
  • Your on-the-job training will comprise of placements in a number of different areas of the business, with particular focus focusing on developing, creating and quality checking our products and systems
  • Whilst training onsite, you will rotate around the business with placements in all areas of automotive manufacturing and may also involve placements at other BMW UK sites
  • 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 work? for a world-class global automotive manufacturer, networking with people of different nationalities and having? the opportunity to put theory directly into practice
  • In your fourth year your on-the-job training will continue and will become more targeted to your final job role and where the job requires it you will start working a shift pattern to help better integrate you with your team

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Foundation Practical Engineering (Year 1)
  • Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering - Year 2
  • Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering - Year 3
  • Top up to Manufacturing Engineering Degree (BEng) - Year 4 (BCU)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as developing your specialist technical knowledge you will be expected to successfully complete an honours degree in engineering which is fully funded by the company.

You will then be gaining further practical experience, by joining the control engineering or control planning team as your permanent role. These teams are responsible for ensuring that the technology within our business is state of the art and maintains its optimal efficiencies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematical based subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science, Technology, Engineering related subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential

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