Level 3 Toolmaker - Swindon.

  • BMW Group
  • Swindon
  • £17573 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
    242463
  • Wages
    £17,573 p/a
  • Hours
    39.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/11/2023
  • Start Date
    21/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

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

Description

MINI Plant Swindon – Level 3 Toolmaker – 4 Year Apprenticeship (August 2023)


MINI Plant Swindon is an integral part of the BMW Group’s production triangle. 90% of the body components for the MINI, including all the skin panels and closure assemblies, originate at BMW Group Plant Swindon.

We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

Our production of 350 different types of pressed parts for the MINI body shell using 15 fully automated press lines.

Our zero waste to landfill philosophy; none of the materials we use are sent to landfill.

The opportunity to get involved with our continued support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.


BMW Toolmaking teams are vitally important in supporting all Press Shop and related plant activities. They are responsible for the regular maintenance, repairs and modifications of all existing press tools. The required skills to build new press tools will also be taught as part of the apprenticeship. You will also learn state-of-the-art engineering and production techniques, so you need to understand the assembly and function of technical equipment. You will be trained in traditional skills to include hand fitting, milling, turning, grinding, drilling and welding. You will also receive training in CNC (computerised numerical control) machines and ensuring facility run-time is maximised using TPM and other known tools. You should also have good communication skills, the ability to think logically and to work independently or as part of a team.


Why choose us?

Great Pay – A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £17,573 per annum, rising to over £33,000 at the end of the programme. You will also receive 180 hours holiday (pro rata to your contract) and have access to an attractive pension scheme.

Rewarding Work-Life Balance – You will have a 36 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 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 week commencing 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: 242463)

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 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at level 5/C (or above) including Maths and English.


Your Training

The training that you receive during your apprenticeship involves studying modern, state-of-the-art automotive production technology as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques.

The BMW Group offer an enhanced level 3 BTEC Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship commencing end of August 2024 with multiple vacancies available for this role. The four-year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology, focusing on general maintenance of our state-of-the-art production facility and systems, including robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding, and many more.

Alongside the practical engineering skills that are gained, the program will also focus on your personal and professional development where you will have exposure to a number of business techniques such as Agile, Lean Manufacturing and Problem Solving.

Your Year-on-Year Progression

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment at the Oxford apprentice training school where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence. Your training will cover a wide range of engineering disciplines such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits, control systems, fluid power, programmable logic controllers, welding and more.

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 an HNC in Engineering.

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.

The four-year programme is flexible, enabling you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology during the first year, before selecting to specialise for the remainder of the course. Our advisors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.

In your first year you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence supported by a national certificate. You could have the potential to move onto a Higher National Certificate (HNC) subject to YOUR performance and attitude.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where you will be attending the Oxford apprentice school on a part time or block release basis.

Your career with the BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career objective training in 3 monthly placements in the relevant departments.


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