Our Summit ONE campus in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.
Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:
•Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through our dress for your diary approach.
•Blended Working– a blended working approach improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders ensure our apprentices maintain balance, not burnout, by focusing on their output, not attendance.
• The opportunity to get involved with our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in our DE&I network groups.
• Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table tennis tables, darts, and football tables to encourage employee engagement and networking.
This Apprenticeship is designed to provide you with a wide experience in an exciting environment that is constantly evolving and is an incredible platform to build a career within BMW Group UK. Based in the Product and Market Planning team, you will work across our Sales, Marketing, and Finance teams on cross-functional business topics relating to the launch and lifecycle management of BMW’s product offering in the UK and Ireland.
Your home department in Product and Market Planning is responsible for ensuring all current and future BMW models are optimised for the UK and Irish markets to deliver against business objectives. This involves defining market opportunity, considering volume objectives, and determining specification options and pricing for all current products, including those that will be launched within the next 12 to 36 months. Through close cooperation with other areas of the Sales, Marketing, and Finance functions, we ensure vehicle launches are supported by comprehensive communication activities through all channels.
What will you be doing?
Your Training - Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (BA (Hons) in Business Management Practice)
Your Apprenticeship will provide you with opportunities to support your career development and throughout this, we will provide you with the support and guidance necessary to ensure your training is successful.
Whilst developing on-the-job knowledge, you will also undertake fully funded study toward the attainment of a BA (Hons) in Business Management Practice, provided by Abingdon & Witney College (affiliated with Oxford Brookes University).
Your Year-on-Year Progression -
Throughout your apprenticeship, there will be opportunities to build your network across the company, put your skills which are being continually developed into practical use, work on projects alongside other members of the business, and carry out tasks independently.
Your role will be to assist the BMW Product Market and Planning team across a diverse range of tasks and projects over the term of your apprenticeship. You will gain experience in product and market sales planning, developing business cases for future customer offerings, vehicle booking and press fleet administration, agency and supplier coordination, and operational administration. You will also undertake placements in other departments around the BMW Group UK business.
As you gain experience, there will be the opportunity to lead and develop projects for the business.
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.
What do you need to do now?
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 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 17th April 2023.