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
•Manufacturing process and facility planning (both electrical and mechanical)
•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.