Level 6 Quality - Hams Hall.

  • BMW Group
  • Hams Hall, Warwickshire
  • £16179 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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  • Wages
    £16,179 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
    Hams Hall
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Manufacturing engineer (degree) (ST0025)
  • Employer
    BMW Group


BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Level 6 Quality Technician - 4 Year Apprenticeship (August 2024)

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.

Why choose us?

Great Pay – 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. 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 week commencing 8th 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 17th 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: 242468)

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

5 GCSEs inc. Eng and Maths (at level 5/C or above)

A minimum of 2 A-Levels at Grade C (or above) in both a Mathematical-based subject and a Science, Technology, or Engineering-based subject, or a BTEC Level 3 (60 credits plus) in an Engineering or Information Technology discipline.

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.

Your training:- 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.

Your Year-on-Year Progression - 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.

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