Level 3 Maintenance Technician - Oxford.

  • BMW Group
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • £18152 per annum

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.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    242451
  • Wages
    £18,152 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/11/2023
  • Start Date
    22/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
    Oxford
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Manufacturing & Maintenance
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Engineering technician (ST0457)
  • Employer
    BMW Group

Description

MINI Plant Oxford - Level 3 Maintenance Technician – 4 Year Apprenticeship (August 2024)


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.

The training during your apprenticeship consists of the study of modern state-of-the-art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques. This includes: robot maintenance and programming and the general maintenance of our state of the art production facility and systems. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, 3D modelling and printing, robotics, PLC’s, hydraulics, as well as general mechanical engineering.

The technical and maintenance teams you will be working with during your apprenticeship at Plant Oxford are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. They also control the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment. Your final goal will be to become a productive member of these elite teams.

If you want to work in a fast-paced and exciting environment, this is the apprenticeship for you!


Why choose us?

• Great Pay – A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at £18,152 per annum, rising to £34,543 at the end of the programme. You will also receive 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and have access to an attractive pension scheme.

• Rewarding Work-Life Balance – 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.

• Exciting Additional Benefits – Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by our experts and many fellow apprentices. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our discounts scheme, an on-site gym, and a subsidised on-site restaurant. If aged 18 and over, you will also have the opportunity to purchase or lease a BMW or MINI vehicle of your choice at a very special and reduced rate as part of your benefits package.

• 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.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, you will need to create a GetMyFirstJob account and then complete the short eligibility questions. Make sure your GetMyFirstJob profile includes details of both your achieved and any predicted qualifications. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the GetMyFirstJob team will invite you through to the next stage of the process.


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! Following this, successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to a face-to-face Assessment Centre with BMW Group. Provisionally, the Assessment Centre is due to take place weeks commencing 25th March and 15th April 2024.


Please note:

To be eligible for this position, you must be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 31st March 2024

Any further questions? Email us on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 242451)

Company website : www.bmwgroup.jobs/uk

When it comes to selecting the right apprentices, it’s as much about attitude and behaviours as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to have a range of skills, attributes, and behaviours. These include team working, the ability to work without close supervision, quality focus, good communication skills, enthusiasm, initiative, and the ability to take on responsibility and show accountability for your work.


Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level 5/C (or above) including Maths and English.

Your Training - The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 3 apprenticeship commencing early September 2024. The four-year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of Engineering and production technology including: robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding and many more.


Your Year-on-Year Progression - In your first year you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence. Following this you will undertake competency-based training.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program, 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.

In the second and third year you will continue with the academic requirements of the program alongside on-the-job training. Your on-the-job training will comprise of placements in a number of different areas of the business, with particular focus on the maintenance departments and may also involve placements at other BMW UK sites. If at the end of your second year you meet your targeted grades you will have the opportunity to continue your fully funded academic training beyond L3 onto a Foundation Degree in Engineering at L5.

In your fourth year your on-the-job training will continue and will become more targeted to your final job role and where the job requires it you will start working a shift pattern to help better integrate you with your team.

Our mentors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.



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