Work Placement / Internship

Vehicle Validation and Analysis - 13 Months 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.

Vehicle Validation and Analysis

The System integration, engine compartment underbody and project management Underfloor, Engine bay and Project management (MUP). We are responsible for system integration activities in the engine compartment, underfloor, wiring harness and E/E product integration. We are responsible for:

  • The functional integration of drive and passive acoustics across the entire vehicle.
  • Influence product and process through competent and active participation in the process chain and product line.
  • Evaluation of the zero-mileage quality customer-relevant characteristics, functions and features.
  • Expert analyses in control loops 1 and 2 and propose immediate measures to solve problems.
  • By adopting a methodological approach (PDCA), we are able to develop measures in the process chain to create a sustainable solution for the total vehicle.

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What will you be doing?

  • You will be involved in steering of all new test vehicles for the department to ensure that all validation activities are carried out.
  • You will support the quality specialists with root cause analysis and validation activities on prototype vehicles prior to launch.
  • You will be trained in BMW Validation, Analysis and Problem Solving systems i.e. PQM, Ocean. ATG IT tool etc.
  • You will be supporting the team through a variety of interesting and technically challenging projects and provide some administrative support. This placement will give you a detailed insight into product development, quality management and vehicle manufacturing.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working towards an Engineering related degree Electric and Electronics (or equivalent) 2.1 or higher
  • Mechanical engineering experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Have good IT and communication skills.
  • A good team player.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work to deadlines on their own and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think logically but also bring innovative ideas to problem solutions.

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?

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.


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Job ID Number: 200002EB
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

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