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BMW – Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship (Logistics)

BMW Group
BMW Group
  • Salary: A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £13,000 per annum rising to over £25,000 over the programme.
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme: 3 Years
  • Entry Requirements: GCSEs, -
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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    • Hams Hall

About Us

BMW Group is a global organisation, designing and manufacturing motor vehicles of the highest quality. One of the most important factors in keeping BMW and MINI at the forefront of the automotive industry is its customer satisfaction. This is where you could play a part. The start of customer satisfaction is to recruit the right people and offer them outstanding training with appropriate qualifications, together with continual personal development

We are currently seeking Apprentices to join us in August 2019. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers and a major international company that is proud of its investment in people.

Job Overview

BMW Hams Hall is a modern, high volume and complex automotive engine manufacturing site consisting of an engine component machining hall and an engine assembly hall providing engines for the BMW network.

Joining Our Logistics Team

Our Physical Logistics teams play a key role in supporting all areas of our business.

They are responsible for accurate and appropriate receiving, storage, line side supply, in complex highly automated stores environments, the purpose of which is ultimately the dispatch of finished products to customers requiring the highest supply quality with on time and in sequence deliveries. This is not a routine job as the demand on our production system from customers can mean an engine running off our assembly production line every 60 seconds: our machining area operates even quicker.

All of our BMW engineering based programs consist of the study of state of the art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques, which start with you understanding the basic core engineering skills that these will based on. 

When it comes to selecting the right people to become apprentices, it’s as much about attitude and behaviours as it is about vocational and academic success. That is 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, as well as being able to work without close supervision; good communication skills; enthusiasm; and the ability to think logically.

This training takes place at Plant Hams Hall and a local college.

Apprenticeship Programme & Career Development:

BMW offers an enhanced Level 3 apprenticeship in comparison to others in industry. The three year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of Engineering and production technology including: hand-skills, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding, robotics, control systems and many more. 

You will develop specialist technical knowledge in Engineering Operations before progressing to a competency based qualification in Engineering, supported by a Level 3 National Certificate in Engineering.

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.

In the following years you will undertake competency based training while working in a rotation with our maintenance teams around the site and complete the academic engineering course you have started. Additionally, depending on your performance and development, you could have the potential to move onto a foundation degree L5 in engineering. 

Our mentors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills. 

Personal development within the BMW Group never stops! This begins with vocational courses and continues with selective training throughout your career. A BMW Apprenticeship offers multiple career choices and enables you to make the most of your abilities. 

Application Criteria:


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at level 5/C (or above) including Maths and English.

A technology related subject or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline would be advantageous but is not essential. 

Additional Information: 

Career Opportunities:

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet your individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career focused training in the relevant departments. 

Rate of Pay: 

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £13,000 per annum rising to over £25,000 over the programme. 

Company car scheme eligibility to those 18 years and over, plus other benefits including an on-site gym, pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

Working Hours: 

39 hour working week, start and finish times will vary according to work based placements and college hours. 

Additional Information:

Closing date for applications - Wednesday 13th March 2019.


Please be aware that we complete rolling recruitment. As such, those candidates that have made an early application and have successfully moved through the recruitment process will be invited to the first assessment centre on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Please note: As part of your application you will be asked to upload specific documents. If you do not attach these your application will not be progressed.


Qualifications and experience

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your most recent school report* and a CV. If you don’t have a school report then please upload a CV and an employer reference. If you don’t have an employer reference then please upload a CV and a personal statement. 

*If you are currently studying you must upload a school/college report. Failure to attach the above will mean we will be unable to progress with your application.

• A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at a higher grade C/5 (or above), including Maths and English.

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