Work Placement / Internship

Material and Process Analysis - 13 Month Placement

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.

We are currently recruiting an intern to join our BMW Material and Process Analysis department. If you have an inquisitive mind, a passion for Chemistry, a love of cars and a thirst for knowledge about premium quality engine and car production, then this could be the internship for you. You will be based at BMW Plant Hams Hall. The internship is for a period of 13 months, starting in July 2020. In the BMW Technical Laboratory we really put our products under the microscope - we provide a forensic service in the automotive world that is second to none!

The Material and Process Analysis department is a worldwide network, supporting every production site within the BMW Group. The team in the UK provides expertise in all forms of material testing and analysis to ensure the quality of our products continually improves.

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What awaits you?

  • Perform failure analysis to understand root causes and recommend solutions.
  • Working with production to refine existing processes.
  • Supplier liaison and new supplier qualification.
  • Quality assurance work to ensure specifications are met.
  • Metallurgical analysis as well as basic chemical analysis.
  • Complete your own production related improvement project. Either as part of a larger project or a project on its own.

Qualifications and Experience

  • On course to achieve a 2:1 or above in a degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or an Automotive Engineering based qualification with Chemistry/Materials modules.
  • Be able to undertake a large programme of self-directed work.
  • Preferably have a full driving licence as there will be the chance to make use of the excellent existing network within the UK (Oxford, Swindon and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood) with visits and support.
  • Good material knowledge and basic chemistry knowledge.
  • Customer orientated focus.
  • Good communicator.
  • Self-assertive.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £17,500, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme as well as a subsided on-site restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 39 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts and many fellow interns.

Did you know?

BMW Plant Hams Hall is an integral part of The BMW Group’s production triangle. We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

  • A finished engine leaves the production line every minute including engines for the MINI Cooper S E All4.
  • Over 1.5 million components were machined at the plant in 2018.
  • 100% of all materials used at the plant and within the production process are recycled.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued to support to 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: 1900030V
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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Hams Hall (Birmingham)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science

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