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Canton Lane, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 1GB
£15,121.00 annually
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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

Your Training-The BMW Group offers an enhanced level6 degreeapprenticeship. This degree inManufacturing Engineering(BEng (Hons)),provided by Birmingham City University and fully funded by the business, will take place alongside you developing your specialist technical knowledge.The training given during your apprenticeship covers the study ofstate of the artautomotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques which are constantly developing in line with new emerging technologies. Thiswillinclude training in areas such as Electrical Control, PLC systems & Robot automation, Integrated Process Planning, IT & Database systems, Quality Control, and Production Validation.
  • The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting your degree program with the foundation year, you will undertake a practical based engineering program which covers core engineering skills such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits, control and fluid power, PLC's, and many more.
  • Following this, in year two, you will undertakecompetency basedtraining whilstworking on site.In addition,as of your second year, as aLogistics Technician, youwill complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK.Placements cover many aspects of the businesswhere you will complete taskssuch as:

    • Complete manufacturing analysis

    • Supplier liaison/problem solving

    • Siemens PLC with automation

    • Robotic facilities

    • Manufacturing process and facility planning (both electrical and mechanical)

    • Software integration

    • Metrology - computer aided measurement and analysis of manufacturing facilities

    • Supply and vehicle build planning (logistics)

    • Launch planning/control manufacturing system interfaces
  • Towards the end of your apprenticeship, you will be gaining further practical experienceby joining theLogisticsteamwhere your permanent role will be based.Finally, by the end of the apprenticeship, you will have also finished your degree.

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, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 6/B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 6/B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 6/B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6/B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 6/B or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematical-based subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science, Technology, or Engineering-based subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

In order to apply, simply create a GetMyFirstJob account and then complete the short eligibility questions. Make sure your GetMyFirstJob profile includes details of both your achieved and any predicted qualifications. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the GetMyFirstJob team will invite you through to the next stage of the process. The next stage of the process is a Strengths Video Interview. You can complete this at any time of day during your three-day invitation window and you will be recorded answering a set of questions. There is a practice question at the start and you get multiple chances to record each question, plus the GetMyFirstJob team are on hand to support you and give you lots of top tips and advice! Following this, successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to a face-to-face Assessment Centre with BMW Group. Provisionally, the Assessment Centre is due to take place the week commencing 24th April 2023. Please note: To be eligible for this position, you must be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK. Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th March 2023

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