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Process Planning (July 2019) 12 Month Placement

BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd

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Share your passion for getting hands-on with us.

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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Process Planning

Our department is responsible for assembly process planning and special tooling planning for Plant Oxford. For new vehicle launches, SBWE or running changes we set up the relevant processes, plan the necessary tooling and create the required process documentation that would be necessary for production.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Process Planning Team with:
    • Reviewing, monitoring and tracking project schedules.
    • Coordinating and steering of the implementation of new assembly jigs and assembly PQM points.
    • Defining and steering of line trials to verify functionality of new assembly processes. 
    • Analysing and monitoring the tact time changes over time for the new derivatives. 
    • Reviewing and monitoring of current project status. 
    • Preparing and conducting meetings and presentations (Team meetings and the Planning circle).


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

  • Studying towards a 2:1 Engineering related degree.
  • Having good communication skills.
  • Having an analytical mindset.
  • Being a good team player.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 180003VH
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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
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Process
  • Software
  • Systems

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