Engineering Technician (Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship) - Degree (Level 6)

BMW Group Academy (Employer)

Birmingham Metropolitan College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,333.00 to £27,000.00
37.0 hours per week 37 hour working week, start and finish times will vary according to work based placements and college hours (to be confirmed).
4 years (duration)
20 April 2022(start date)
Manufacturing engineer (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
20 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The technical and maintenance teams you will be working with at Plant Oxford are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. They also control the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment.

Responsibilities

BMW offers an enhanced level 6-degree apprenticeship in comparison to others in the industry. The four-year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of engineering and production technology including robotics, controls systems, machining, fluid power, electronics, systems control and many more.

The placements give you the chance to experience the business as a whole whilst carrying out business relevant projects alongside your study. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of working for a world-class global automotive manufacturer, networking with people of different nationalities and have the opportunity to put theory directly into practice.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program, 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.

Whilst developing specialist, on-the-job knowledge, the apprentice will also undertake a fully funded study toward the attainment of a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering. 

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career objective training in the relevant departments. Opportunities for higher Education are available, depending on pre-qualifications, personal performance, attitude and business needs.

Future Prospects

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company.

You start on a business awareness programme followed by career focussed training on the relevant departments:

  • Technical and Maintenance to Body in White (BIW), Paint and Assembly operations
  • A maintenance role within highly automated production facilities

Reality Check

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20th February 2022,

Assessment centres for apprentices will take place in March or April 2022, exact dates to be confirmed.

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.

Important notes:

As part of your application, you have been asked to upload specific documents. If you do not attach these, your application will not be progressed.

You must also be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include online testing and an assessment centre.

Any further questions? Email us on hr.services.recruitment@bmwgroup.co.uk

Skills Required

Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think logically and to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Qualities Required

  • Ability to think logically
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well disciplined
  • Show initiative
  • Reliable
  • Conscientious

You will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined as our apprenticeship programme is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour. In addition, you need to exhibit initiative, be reliable and conscientious. 

Qualifications Required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades B/6 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English.

A minimum of 2 A Levels at grade C (or above) or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline (or equivalent)

Training Provided

Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer apprenticeship standard.

The first year of the program is purely in a learning environment where in addition to starting the academic requirements of your program, 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.

Whilst developing specialist, on-the-job knowledge, the apprentice will also undertake a fully funded study toward the attainment of a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering. 

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career objective training in the relevant departments. Opportunities for higher Education are available, depending on pre-qualifications, personal performance, attitude and business needs.

Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end.  There is a focus on key areas – knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSB).

Highlights of the new standard:

  • There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors – planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice
  • Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA
  • The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded

Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners.

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