Work Placement / Internship

Material Flow Planning - 6 Month Internship

July 2020

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We believe in creating an environment where our placement student 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.

Logistics Planning are responsible for planning the delivery, packaging, receiving, storage, sequencing and the delivery of material from the warehouse facility to the assembly line for all new vehicles and options of the MINI produced at Plant Oxford.

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What awaits you?

  • As a member of the department you will support the early phase planning and introduction of new models and logistic innovations with regard to all aspects of the Material Flow, from the point the parts arrive at the Plant to the point they are fitted to the car.
  • The position is inside the Material Flow and Lineside function and will involve support for the Lineside planning , Structure planning and Innovations areas, including support on the shop floor for handover to series for facelifts and new derivative product action.
  • The ever increasing complexity in vehicle design and production brings exciting challenges and opportunities for Logistics in the early phase planning for new derivatives and model year changes. This position within the Material Flow and Lineside Planning Team is to support the creation and implemention of efficient material flow and lineside layout plans and strategies, consistent with lean/VPS principles. This involves the integration and optimisation of complex derivatives in to logistics processes, whilst understanding the cost and available space both in the warehousing areas and at the lineside.
  • Achieving the targets mentioned above requires active involvement in the design of the material flow and lineside layout from the very early phase as a participant in multi-functional and often international teams. This role gives that opportunity to get involved in these teams and support with throughput and volume data as well as getting hands on to develop and implement new solutions to improve the competitiveness of the business.
  • The role also allows the succesful candidate to assist in the development of new approaches such as 3D simulation to design future Material Flow and Lineside layout for all Assembly Logistics areas within Plant Oxford. With the rapid developments in Industry 4.0 and Innovations in Logistics these options may be existing in Oxford but could also come from elsewhere in the group and in the wider Logistics Community. This role will give that opportunity to the right candidate to help to bring some of these Innovations in order to take Logistics in Oxford in to the future.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Potential candidates should be studying towards an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering ideally with a focus on Logistics and be on track to achieve a 2:1 standard or higher.
  • Good analytical skills, flexibility to work on various topics at one time and support operational implementations when required is necessary. Some prior knowledge of logistics processes and industry experience would be advantageous; more important is the ability to learn quickly and to bring original ideas on process improvement opportunities to the team and into the business.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of all standard Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel and Powerpoint, some knowledge/exposure to SAP would also be beneficial.
  • Good English, Communication and interpersonal skills are also expected with an ability to summarise topics and present clearly. Ability in German language would be an advantage however is not mandatory.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £17,500, 26 days holiday and a pension scheme (pro rata to your contract) as well as a subsided on-site gym and restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday. Weekly social events also help you to develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - The opportunity to have access to drive new vehicles at weekends through our test car scheme. Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts and
    many fellow interns.

Did you know?

MINI Plant Oxford is the heart of the MINI Manufacturing network and a state of the art automotive production technology centre. We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

  • Building over 1000 cars per day, including the MINI Electric.
  • Over 11,500 solar panels spread across an area of 20,000 square meters to supply the facility with renewable energy.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued support of our house charity, with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below. Applications close on 29th November 2019.

The next stages of the recruiting process, could include; online testing, video interview and then a face to face, or telephone interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 190002ZQ
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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6 months
  • Oxford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Process

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