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Level 6 Control Engineer Apprentice BMW (UK) MANUFACTURING LIMITED

We are looking for a committed and eager to learn individual to join our Technical Services team, responsible for ensuring all production equipment, both mechanical and electrical, is operating efficiently and safely. Within Technical Services, we also maintain the hardware and software for our highly automated production facilities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,238.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123239

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your Training - The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship. This degree in Electronic Engineering (BEng (Hons)), provided by Birmingham City University and fully funded by the business, will take place alongside you developing your specialist technical knowledge. The training given during your apprenticeship involves studying state of the art automotive production technology as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques which are constantly developing in line with new emerging technologies. This will include training in areas such as Electrical Control, PLC systems & Robot automation, Integrated Process Planning, IT & Database systems, Quality Control, and Production Validation.

  • The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting your degree program with the foundation year, you will undertake a practical based engineering program which covers core engineering skills such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits, control and fluid power, PLC’s, and many more. 
  • Following this, in year two, you will undertake competency based training whilst working on site. In addition, as of your second year, as a Control Engineer Apprentice, you will complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK. Placements cover many aspects of the business where you will complete tasks 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 These placements give you the chance to experience the business as a whole, carrying out business relevant projects alongside your study.

  • Towards the end of your apprenticeship, you will be gaining further practical experience by joining the Process Engineering team where your permanent role will be based.?These teams are responsible for ensuring that the technology within our business is state of the art and maintains its optimal efficiencies. Finally, by the end of the apprenticeship, you will have also finished your degree.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Foundation Practical Engineering (Year 1)
Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering – Year 2
Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering – Year 3
Top up to Manufacturing Engineering Degree (BEng) – Year 4 (BCU)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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 and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematical-based subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science, Technology, or Engineering-based subject (Grade 5/C or above) Essential

About the employer

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.

Employer

BMW (UK) MANUFACTURING LIMITED

Address

Assembly & Service Division

Cowley

Oxford

OX4 6NL

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Contact

Lisa Buller

lisa.buller@bmet.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Control technical support engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

The next stage 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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Mar 2023