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Control Technician Apprentice - (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
29 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. The four year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology including: robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, systems control and many more.

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 two and finishing a full degree by the end of the apprenticeship.

Control 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 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

  • Personal development within the BMW Group never stops! This begins with vocational courses and continues with selective training throughout your career
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think logically and to work both independently and as part of a team


Personal qualities

  • You will need to be enthusiastic and disciplined
  • Exhibit initiative
  • Reliable
  • Conscientious


Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE's at level 6/B, equivalent or aboveincluding 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

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.

Things to consider

Company car scheme eligibility to those 18years and over, plus other benefits including an on-site gym, pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

*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.

As part of your application you have been asked to upload specific documents. If you do not attach these, your application will not be progressed.

You must also be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.

The next stages of the recruiting process, could include; online testing and an assessment centre.

Any further questions? Email us on hr.services.recruitment@bmwgroup.co.uk
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