Level 3 Maintenance Technician Apprentice (Assembly Area) - Advanced (Level 3)

BMW Group (Employer)

Birmingham Metropolitan College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,333.00 to £27,000.00
37.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed
4 years (duration)
20 April 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
20 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

BMW offers an enhanced Level 3 apprenticeship in comparison to others in industry. The four 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, subject to your performance and progression 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. 

Future Prospects

  • 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, subject to your performance and progression you could have the potential to move onto a foundation degree L5 in engineering

Reality Check

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.

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.

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

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £14,333 per annum rising to over £27,000 at the end of the programme.

If you would like to find out more information regarding apprenticeships at the BMW Group and why you should choose us, please go to: 
 https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/gb/en/opportunities/apprentice.html#location=GB,GB/Farnborough,GB/Goodwood,GB/HamsHall,GB/Oxfordshire,GB/Swindon

Skills Required

  • 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, as well being able to work without close supervision; quality focus; good communication skills; showing enthusiasm and initiative; and responsibility and accountability for your work

Qualities Required

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Excellent team player

Qualifications Required

  • 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

Training Provided

As of 1st August 2020, the new Standard has replaced the previous Framework Apprenticeship.

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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About the employer

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational corporation which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles.

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