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Lineside and Structure Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2021)

Mini Plant Oxford

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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.

Lineside and Structure Planning

This position offers an opportunity to work in a busy office including Supply Chain and container planning colleagues as well as Material Flow. A chance to learn first-hand the whole range of BMW logistics processes and contribute to the measurement and improvement of the business.

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What will you be doing?

  • Support the creation and implementation of efficient material flow and lineside layout plans and strategies, consistent with lean/VPS principles.
  • 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.
  • Using Excel and other software to analyse data, and PowerPoint to present topics to the team and management will be required across topics in daily business.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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.

Why choose us?

Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £18,500, 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 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.

Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your placement you will be supported by our experts and many fellow students and have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

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

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th November 2020

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 30th, 2020
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Oxford
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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