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Posted on 07/02/2018 in Apprenticeship Sector News Stories

BMW to recruit 60 apprentices in 2018

BMW to recruit 60 apprentices in 2018

Young people keen to kick-start a career in the automotive industry are being encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship place at BMW Group ( UK’s manufacturing operations.

There are 60 places available at: the Mini Plant Oxford, the heart and home of Mini production; Plant Swindon, which produces pressings and sub-assemblies for both Mini and BMW; and Plant Hams Hall, which manufactures engines for Mini and BMW vehicles.

The new recruits will join more than 150 apprentices already working at these three sites.

Simon Farrall, head of apprentice and associate training for BMW Group UK, said: “An apprenticeship at BMW is a fantastic way to earn while you learn and to lay the foundations for a successful career.

“As we enter a new era of electro-mobility and look forward to the launch of a fully electric Mini, this is a very exciting time to play a part in helping to shape the future of the automotive industry.

“Some of our most senior and experienced people started out as apprentices.”

Depending on the programme, apprentice training leads to a Level Three Competency Qualification, while some young people will have the opportunity to progress right through to degree level in the course of their career, depending on their performance.

Apprenticeships last between three and four years and cover a wide range of areas to help equip young people with the skills needed for a successful career in the automotive sector.

Technical apprentices who undertake placements at Oxford will attend Mini Plant Oxford’s bespoke training school, featuring modern classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully equipped workshop.

Applicants will need a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 5 (old Grade C) or above, including Maths and English. For engineering, business and IT degree apprenticeships applicants will also need two A-Levels at Grade C or above, or a BTEC Level 3 (Engineering) or equivalent.

More information about the scheme and entry requirements can be found at the Web site (

Entries are open until 14 March, and the apprenticeships start in August.

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