Level 6 Quality Apprentice - Hams Hall BMW HAMS HALL MOTOREN GMBH

We believe in creating an environment where our apprentices really can learn and develop during their time with us. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

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

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £16,179 per annum, rising to over £30,500 at the end of the programme.

  • Working week

    You will have a 37-hour working week. Start and finish times will vary to meet the needs of your work-based placements and college hours.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The four-year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology including: hand-skills, machining, fluid power, electronics, robotics, control systems and many more.

This training takes place at Plant Hams Hall and a local college. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on quality aspects of production, including measurement and calibration, quality management systems and business processes, preventative quality including risk analysis, process capability, engine performance testing and effective problem solving.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program in engineering mechatronic-based BTEC NC, 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.

Following this, you will undertake competency-based training while working on site and start your degree program with the foundation degree in year one and finishing a full degree by the end of the apprenticeship.

Quality Engineering technicians will complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK.

Placements cover many aspects of the business such as:

  • Complete manufacturing analysis
  • Engine performance testing
  • 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

The placements give you the chance to experience the business as a whole whilst carrying out business relevant projects alongside your study. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of working for a world-class global automotive manufacturer, networking with people of different nationalities and to put theory directly into practice.

You will then be gaining further practical experience, by joining the Quality Engineering 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. Finally, by the end of the apprenticeship, you will have also finished your degree.

The training you will be getting

The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship. This degree is in Manufacturing Engineering (BEng (Hons)), and fully funded by the business, it will take place alongside you developing your specialist technical knowledge.

The training given during this apprenticeship covers the study of 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 & Robots automation, Integrated Process Planning, IT & Data base system, Quality Control and Production Validation.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Development Potential – In the UK, we invest around £3 million per year in vocational and professional training for our employees. This means we invest in you, giving you the relevant BMW specific training that you will require to be an active member of our team.

Networking Opportunities – With around 8,000 employees and all three of the BMW Groups brands being represented in the UK, there are an abundance of networking opportunities allowing you to create meaningful working relationships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 5/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Engineering- based subject (Grade Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Engineering- based subject (Grade Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

•A confident and inquisitive nature is essential – we actively encourage our apprentices to question our processes, not only to support your learning but to also allow for process improvements to be identified. •Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is an eager willingness to learn new processes, methods, and technologies. •Punctuality and commitment are essential as this will allow you to get the most out of your apprenticeship.

About the employer

BMW Group Plant Hams Hall is a modern, state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility, located just outside Birmingham, UK. Producing the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines as well as V8 and V12 engines, the plant has recently celebrated 20 years of successful production. Operating seven days a week with more than one engine rolling off the line per minute, the plant plays a key role in BMW Group’s global production network, supplying engines for BMW and MINI, including some of the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles. The quality team at Plant Hams Hall are responsible for the provision of engineering technical services related to the manufacturing of power unit products within the BMW Group network and its extended customer base, ensuring consistently high quality.




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


BMet Recruitment


0121 362 1122

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

The next stage of the process is a Strengths Video Interview. You can complete this at any time of day during your five-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!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Mar 2024