|Emma Cross - Mini Plant Oxford first-year apprentice|
Thursday, 9 January 2014
BMW needs 160 apprentices in UK…
BMW Group requires 160 young people with a passion for the motor industry to take up apprenticeships available through its company and dealership schemes in 2014.
The new recruits will join over 400 existing apprentices currently undergoing training across the company's UK operations. Some will rise beyond NVQ to degree qualifications.
Within its Mini UK production network, the business is looking for 49 new apprentices to take up places in August as the plants ramp up production of the next model generation. In addition, BMW and Mini dealerships need to recruit around 110 young people across the UK.
Mini Plant Oxford has 31 places available from finance and logistics to engineering and IT. Technical apprentices will attend Plant Oxford's new bespoke training school, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully-equipped workshop.
With 10 apprenticeships available at the Plant Swindon pressings plant and a further eight at the Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham, apprenticeships last between three and four years and cover a wide range of skills from human resources and business to electrical maintenance and engineering.
Young people can also apply for an apprenticeship through a Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/BmwCareersUK. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014.
All BMW and Mini dealer apprentices complete the three-year Advanced Modern Apprenticeship at Level 3, the Parts Advisor programme is two years, and receive VRQ/VCQ qualifications from the Institute of the Motor Industry.
Training is carried out at the BMW Group Academy UK, a purpose-built training centre opened in 2006 and located near Reading, the Bodyshop programmes are carried out at our training facility in Milton Keynes. In general the minimum entry criteria require between three and four GSCEs at grade C or above or equivalent. ∎