BMW Group Academy

Apprentice BMW Motor Vehicle Technician - North Oxford MINI


BMW Group Academy

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 3 years
start: 26 October 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) (apprenticeship standard)
27 September 2019 (application closing date)
We are currently recruiting for a Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers.


You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI workshop environment, where you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

The course is unique to BMW with a special emphasis on electronics and cutting edge technology; your training will include the opportunity to work on the latest:

  • Cars
  • Engines and BMW diagnostic equipment

Duties to include:

  • The basics of vehicle technologies and emerging technologies
  • Types and characteristics of light vehicles
  • Diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques
  • Basic tasks common to all procedures
  • How to maintain a safe and efficient workshop
  • Using specialist equipment
  • Servicing and maintaining a vehicle without supervision
  • Investigating vehicle faults and identifying causes
  • Removing, repairing and replacing parts in line with manufacturer's standards

Ultimately leading to the ability to undertake:

  • Maintenance
  • Service
  • Repair activities on vehicles to the highest standards once fully qualified

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will continue your development on the BMW Technical Programme.

Reality Check

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the BMW Group Academy in Berkshire to complete their apprenticeship training.

Training is completed in one week blocks approximately once every two-three months.

All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer (travel, accommodation and food).

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

To have good manual dexterity.

Qualities Required

  • A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole
  • To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn
  • A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism
  • To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Qualifications Required

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in the following subjects: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Training Provided

  • IMI Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician
  • IMI Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling
  • IMI Level 2 Award in Electric / Hybrid Vehicle
  • IMI Accreditation Service Maintenance Technician

All BMW Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentices attend the BMW Group Academy UK in Berkshire for their off-the-job training. This ensures consistent training throughout the UK and allows our apprentices to train on up-to-the-minute products and technology. The training takes place over a 3 year period and takes the form of classroom and workshop sessions.

During the time spent at your Retailer, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.

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