Work Placement / Internship

Launch and Control (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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Launch and Coordination

We are currently seeking an intern to provide support to the Launch and Coordination department based at MINI Plant Oxford from 01 July 2019 for a period of thirteen months.

The intern will provide support to the Launch and Change Co-ordination department which is responsible for the introduction of technical modifications into pre-series as well as series cars in Plant Oxford. The intern will overtake specific projects depending on ongoing needs of the department.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordination & issue of Build Lists/parts call offs for MINI pre-series vehicle builds and maintaining the departments Key Performance measures.
  • Preparation of validation activities for Bill of material checks.
  • Working on process optimisations and descriptions within the plant.


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.

Additional Information

Please note that our Undergraduate Placement opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a 2:1 or above degree or equivalent in Industrial Engineering with Business Studies or mechanical engineering
  • Have fluent Communication skills in English (both spoken & written)
  • Be an experienced Microsoft Office user
  • Preferably have a Driving licence
  • Have an enthusiastic approach, be a good team player and display a willingness to integrate and learn
  • Knowledge in programming Excel (VBA) would be beneficial
  • German language would be advantageous


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 180003ED
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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...

  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Systems

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