BMW Group

Level 3 Maintenance Technician Apprentice

Job Description

"Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint, and final assembly.
The training during your apprenticeship consists of the study of modern state-of-the-art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques. This includes: robot maintenance and programming and the general maintenance of our state of the art production facility and systems. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, 3D modelling and printing, robotics, PLC’s, hydraulics, as well as general mechanical engineering.

The technical and maintenance teams you will be working with during your apprenticeship at Plant Oxford are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. They also control the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment. Your final goal will be to become a productive member of these elite teams.


If you want to work in a fast-paced and exciting environment, this is the apprenticeship for you!
Your Training - The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 3 apprenticeship commencing early September 2023. 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, welding and many more.


Your Year-on-Year Progression - In your first year you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence. Following this you will undertake competency based training.


The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program, 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.


In the second and third year you will continue with the academic requirements of the program 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 on the maintenance departments and may also involve placements at other BMW UK sites. If at the end of your second year you meet your targeted grades you will have the opportunity to continue your fully funded academic training beyond L3 onto an HNC in Engineering.


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.


Our mentors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.
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.
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If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.
The next stages of the recruiting process will include online testing, a video interview, and an assessment centre.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.


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 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.’


Assessment Centres for this role are provisioned to take place in the weeks commencing 10th and 17th April 2023.
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