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Programme Planning, Production & Dispatch Control - 13 Month Placement

Hams Hall (Birmingham)

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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.

The Hams Hall plant, located just outside Birmingham, in the UK, produces the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines. Production also includes the machining of key engine components. Producing seven days a week, a finished engine leaves the production line every minute, and more than 1.4 million components are machined at the plant each year.

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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Programme planning, production and despatch control

Programme planning, production and despatch control is responsible for the development of strategic and medium-term production plans to meet customer demand and ensure timely delivery of engines in sequence. The department oversees the daily sequencing of production build and serves as a direct contact with customer vehicle plant to ensure engines are delivered just in time (JIT) and in sequence (JIS)

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing support to Programme planning in the development of programmes. 
  • The first point of contact for customer Vehicle Plants.
  • Steering of packaging, planning recant and decant of production material to achieve cost savings. 
  • Work on projects.
  • Generate detailed analysis and KPI’s.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a degree in Logistics or Engineering.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Self-motivated with an I can do attitude.
  • Have an eye for detail.
  • German language would be an advantage.
  • Proficient with office software, specifically Microsoft Excel.


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.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 180003X2
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Opportunity Overview

  • June 2nd, 2019
  • £17,500 (pro rata) + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Birmingham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical

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