Work Placement / Internship

Future Launch Planning (July 2019) 13 Month Placement

BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd

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We believe in creating an environment where our interns really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do. Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Since production of the new MINI started in 2001, almost 3 million cars have been made at Plant Oxford.

Three UK plants have had a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

To ensure that we are continually developing our workforce, we are looking for talented and motivated people who will inspire and shape our future business. Each year we offer a number of internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class final result.

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Future Model Planning Support

The BMW Group is recruiting an intern to join our Process and Production Steering department in Assembly. The team is based at MINI Plant Oxford - one of the most modern and technically advanced car plants in the world.

Key Accountabilities:

  • You will support the New Models project leader in evaluating and delivering various projects to enable the development of Oxford Assembly, including new model steering.
  • Develop systems for transparent reporting of SBWE and new model launch KPIs in the launch department.
  • Manage the implementation of training plans in Assembly, support the introduction in the other technologies and liaise with the training department and dealer network to ensure a coherent strategy is in place.
  • Support the New Models project leader in meeting steering and preparation.


We offer a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum and a range of benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant. As an intern you will also have the opportunity to take part in the testing of new vehicles through one of our car schemes. Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts in your chosen field, as well as being surrounded by many fellow interns.

Qualifications and experience

  • You will be primarily studying an engineering degree or related subjects and a level of business management understanding would be an advantage.
  • You must be logical, organised, and computer literate and should be self-confident working with different levels staff.
  • You will work with extensively with Microsoft Office, and be fluent in English. German language will be an advantage but not essential.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 180002SW
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 17th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Oxford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Process
  • Software
  • Systems

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