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Quality Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship)

Employer
BMW Group Hams Hall Motoren GmbH
Location
Canton Lane, Birmingham, B46 1GB
Salary
£14,333.00 - £27,000.00 annually
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
April
Duration
Permanent
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The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship commencing early September 2022. 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, robotics, control systems and many more.This training takes place at Plant Hams Hall and a local college. Additionally there will be a strong focus on quality aspects of production, including measurement and calibration, quality management systems and business processes, preventative quality including risk analysis, process capability and effective problem solving.

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 on site and start your degree program with the foundation degree in year one and finishing a full degree by the end of the apprenticeship.

Quality Engineering technicians will complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK.

Placements cover many aspects of the business such 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

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 to put theory directly into practice.

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 Quality Engineering 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

  • Personal development within the BMW Group never stops! This begins with vocational courses and continues with selective training throughout your career
  • A BMW Apprenticeship offers multiple career choices and enables you to make the most of your abilities


Personal qualities

You will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined as our apprenticeship programme is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour. In addition you will need to exhibit initiative, and 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.

Desired qualifications

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 at level 6/B (or above) including maths and English
  • A minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C/4 (or above) or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline


Future prospects

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet your 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.

Things to consider

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. *If you are currently studying you must upload a school/college report. Failure to attach the above will mean we will be unable to progress with your application.
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