Level 6 Control Engineer - 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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  • GMFJ Reference
    242469
  • Wages
    £16,179 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/11/2023
  • Start Date
    21/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
    Hams Hall
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Manufacturing & Maintenance
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 6
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Control technical support engineer (ST0023)
  • Employer
    BMW Group

Description

BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Level 6 Control Engineering - 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.

We are looking for a committed and eager to learn individual to join our Technical Services team, responsible for ensuring all production equipment, both mechanical and electrical, is operating efficiently and safely. Within Technical Services, we also maintain the hardware and software for our highly automated production facilities. Fulfilling these responsibilities includes engaging in tasks such as repairing and rebuilding machinery, designing process improvements, and assessing the need for future repairs to prevent issues from occurring, tasks that you will be involved in as your apprenticeship progresses. Our team is keen to teach our apprentices a range of skills needed to be successful, supporting you to ensure your apprenticeship experience is both engaging and valuable to your future.


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 18th March 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 25th February 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: 242469)

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 at 5/C or above including Mathematics and English

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 in Electronic Engineering (BEng (Hons)), provided by Birmingham City University and fully funded by the business, will take place alongside you developing your specialist technical knowledge. The training given during your apprenticeship involves studying 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 & Robot automation, Integrated Process Planning, IT & Database systems, 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 robotics, control systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, systems control, and many more.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting your degree program with the foundation year, you will undertake a practical based engineering program which covers core engineering skills such as milling and turning, hand skills, electrical and electronic circuits, control and fluid power, PLC’s, and many more.

Following this, in year two, you will undertake competency based training whilst working on site. In addition, as of your second year, as a Control Engineer, you will complete a broad spectrum of placements throughout the business in the UK. Placements cover many aspects of the business where you will complete tasks such as:

• Complete manufacturing analysis

• 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


These placements give you the chance to experience the business as a whole, carrying out business relevant projects alongside your study.

Towards the end of your apprenticeship, you will be gaining further practical experience by joining the Technical Services or Control Planning team where your permanent role will be based. 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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