Your Training - The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship. This degree in Manufacturing 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 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 & Robot automation, Integrated Process Planning, IT & Database systems, Quality Control, and Production Validation.
Your Year-on-Year Progression - This 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 Logistics Technician, 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 Logistics team where your permanent role will be based. Finally, by the end of the apprenticeship, you will have also finished your degree.