Level 6 Supply Chain Management (Parts and Logistics) - Northampton.

  • BMW Group
  • Upton, Northamptonshire
  • £16655 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
  • Wages
    £16,655 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Business & Administration
  • Opportunity Type
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Supply chain leadership professional (integrated degree) (ST0548)
  • Employer
    BMW Group


BMW UK - Pineham Regional Distribution Centre (RDC), Northampton – Level 6 Supply Chain Management - 4 Year Apprenticeship (August 2024)

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through our dress for your diary approach.

Blended Working – a blended working approach improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders ensure our apprentices maintain balance, not burnout, by focusing on their output, not attendance.

The opportunity to get involved with our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in our DE&I network groups.

Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table tennis tables, darts, and football tables to encourage employee engagement and networking.

Based in the Parts and Logistics team this apprenticeship position provides an incredible platform to build a career at BMW Group UK. This four-year apprenticeship is designed to provide the successful candidates with a wide experience across these closely interlinked fields in an exciting environment that is constantly evolving. The successful candidates will help to oversee the UK Supply Chain and distribution of car parts and accessories across the UK and Ireland, for BMW, MINI, Rolls Royce and Motorrad. The apprentice will be responsible for short terms initiatives and innovations as well as supporting several long-term strategic projects. They will be working with the Parts and Logistics team and alongside our central departments in Munich, along with the wider departments responsible for Strategy, Business Development and the Customer. The responsibility will cover all supply chain elements such as Part supply, purchasing, customs, transportation, warehousing, route development, fulfilment principles, inventory management, quality, packaging, contract management, Health and safety, security, storage & racking solutions, tender processes, contract writing and many more.

What will you be doing?

This apprenticeship will see candidates involved in helping to improve the quality of logistics, delivery, processes, communication whilst achieving sales targets, reducing logistics costs, enhancing customer experience and supporting retailer performance.

Key accountabilities:

Full interaction with the entire Parts and Logistics team, to truly understand and support the full logistics supply chain.

Interaction with the Parts managers regarding service performance, customer complaints and support open forums and regular service performance reviews, present project and strategy brief to senior supplier management.

Involvement with the Purchasing managers regarding contractual change, service tendering and supporting negotiations with Service providers to procure most cost effective and professional services.

Supporting Retailer Hub communications regarding operational changes, service disruption, policy changes

Regular interaction with our central Munich departments regarding logistics topics, projects & change management.

Communication with Finance and Controlling to review auditory control measures.

Regular discussions with the IT Dept. regarding system issues and potential Innovation.

Regular interaction with the General Manager and Parts team colleagues regarding continuous improvement.

Communication with internal responsible Departments regarding security, safety, fire control, compliance, legal matters, facility management

Why choose us?

Great Pay – A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at £16,655 rising to over £30,500 at the end of the programme. You will also receive 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and have access to an attractive pension scheme.

Rewarding Work-Life Balance – You will have a 37.5 hour working week. Start and finish times will vary to meet the needs of your work-based placements and college hours.

Exciting Additional Benefits – You will also have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Choices benefits scheme, a flexible benefits scheme where you can select benefits based on your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition, you will also have access to our subsidised on-site restaurants, and if aged 18 and over, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our Preferences Car Scheme (subject to an affordability check).

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 – Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by our experts and many fellow apprentices. 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 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: 243907)

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, problem solving skills, enthusiasm, initiative, and the ability to take on responsibility and show accountability for your work.


A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade B or Grade 6 (or above), including Maths and English.

A minimum of 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C (or above) or equivalent BTEC Level 3 in a relevant discipline.

BMW offers an enhanced L6 apprenticeship in comparison to others in the industry. There will be the opportunity to build networks across the company, putting skills which are being continually learnt into practical use, working on projects alongside other members of the business and carrying out tasks independently.

The apprenticeship will provide several different opportunities to support individual career development and will provide the support and guidance necessary to ensure the training is successful.

Whilst developing on-the-job knowledge, the apprentice will also undertake a fully funded study toward the attainment of a BSC in Supply Chain Management (Professional Practice) degree, through the attendance at Aston University).

But personal development within the BMW Group never stops! The BMW Apprenticeship starts with a vocational course with the potential for additional selective training throughout an individual’s career. This programme will offer the apprentice multiple career choices and will enables an individual to make the most of their abilities.

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