BMW in drive for 160 new apprentices

BMW Group has announced that it is looking for around 160 young people to take up apprenticeships available through its company and dealership schemes in 2014.

According to BMW, the new recruits will join over 400 existing apprentices currently undergoing training across the company’s UK operations, and within its BMW and MINI dealer network, with some able to study for degree qualifications.

In its MINI UK production network, the business is looking for 49 new apprentices to take up places in August as the plants ramp up production of the next model generation.

MINI Plant Oxford has 31 places available in a variety of areas ranging from finance and logistics to engineering and IT. Technical apprentices will attend Plant Oxford’s new bespoke training school.

With 10 apprenticeships available at the Plant Swindon pressings plant and a further eight at the Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham, apprenticeships last between three and four years and cover skills from human resources and business to electrical maintenance and engineering.

The training leads to an NVQ level three qualification and some young people will have the opportunity to progress through to degree level in the course of their career at MINI.

Applications for an apprenticeship in MINI production can be made online here and clicking on the ‘People’ button, then clicking the ‘Apprenticeships’ drop down. or via the MINI Plant Swindon website here. Young people interested in applying to Plant Hams Hall should apply via the plant’s website here. Users of Facebook can find more details here.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014.