BMW Group apprenticeships launched at learning event for teachers
Teachers and careers advisors gathered at an event at BMW Group’s Hams Hall engine manufacturing plant in North Warwickshire to see the company launch its 2020 apprenticeship opportunities.
More than 30 apprenticeship places are on offer at BMW Group UK’s production site, with around a third of those places in technical roles, based at Hams Hall.
Teachers were invited to spend the afternoon at the engine production plant to learn in more detail about a BMW Group apprenticeship. A plant tour kick-started the event so they could see first-hand the modern, state-of-the-art manufacturing environment.
Presentations were then given by current apprentices alongside those who have completed an apprenticeship and are now enjoying success in their full-time roles.
Simon Farrall, Head of Apprentice and Associate Training for BMW Group UK, said: “A place on our apprenticeship programme is a fantastic way of fast-tracking a career here at the BMW Group.
"The pace of technological change, product innovation and the electrification of new vehicles makes it a really exciting time for new apprentices to be joining us. Working in some of the most advanced manufacturing locations in the UK, alongside some of the most experienced people in the industry, we’re looking for applicants with the motivation and ideas to drive our company forward.”
BMW Apprenticeships last between two and four years and cover a wide range of areas to help equip people with the skills they need for a successful career in the automotive sector.
Apprentice training leads to a Level Two or a Level Three Competency Qualification, while some young people will have the opportunity to progress right through to degree level in the course of their career depending on their performance.
Depending on the role, applicants will need a minimum of four or five GCSEs at Grade 3 or 5 or above, including Maths and English. For engineering and business degree apprenticeships, applicants will also need relevant higher qualifications, which will be outlined in each job advert.
For full entry requirements visit the following link: https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/uk
Entries are open until 28th February, but early applications are advised.