Work Placement / Internship

Production Strategies, Engine (July 2019)

6 Month Placement

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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.

Production Planning – Machining

The machining planning team are offering you an interesting internship in the field “Production Strategies Engine”. Flexibility, responsiveness and economic feasibility are our highest assumptions for the global production network of the BMW Group. Particularly under changing conditions these factors need to be balanced to guarantee a long term competitiveness for our company.

During your time with us, you will be involved in determining, analysing and evaluating the essential parameters of the global production network for drive systems. Furthermore, you will be included in the design process for analysing methods and evaluating scenarios as well as significantly contribute in strategical questions. The gained technical expertise will instantly apply to our production strategy. Your participation in advancing and commissioning of new planning tools and analysis methods will complete your exciting assignment.

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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.

Application Process

The application process is as follows:

  • Stage 1: Online application form*
  • Stage 2: Online ability tests (To be completed within 5 days of receipt). 
  • Stage 3: Telephone interview with the recruitment team.
  • Stage 4: Face to face interview/assessment centre with the hiring manager.

*If you do not complete the free text questions your application will not be progressed.

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 degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Economics or a related subject.
  • VBA-abilities beneficial.
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user (including Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Fluent in German and good knowledge of English (both spoken & written).
  • Teamwork and communication skills.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Be able to undertake a large programme of self directed work.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900028O
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Opportunity Overview

  • June 2nd, 2019
  • £17,500 (pro rata) + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6 months
  • Hams Hall, Birmingham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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