BMW opens apprenticeship places

Applications are now open for more than 40 apprenticeships in 2017 at BMW’s three UK manufacturing sites in Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall near Birmingham.

Places are available at MINI Plant Oxford, the heart and home of MINI production; Plant Swindon, which produces pressings and sub-assemblies for both BMW and MINI; and Plant Hams Hall which manufactures engines for MINI and BMW vehicles. The new recruits will join over 150 apprentices already working across these three sites.

Jason Gaskell, manager of apprentice training programmes at BMW Group UK, said, ‘Apprenticeships give young people the chance to get their careers off to a flying start and are essential for us to develop the future talent needed for our business.

‘We have three state-of-the-art manufacturing sites and there are some fantastic opportunities available. We want to attract the very best young and talented people to come and work for us.’

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 dependent on performance.