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MINI Plant Oxford - Dynamics Validation and Analysis - 13 month placement (July 2022)


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We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where our placement student re­ally can learn and develop dur­ing their time with us and where they are giv­en their own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one: encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and give you the opportunity to re­ally show what you can do.

BMW Group has invested more than £450 million in the plant since 2001 to integrate the production and increase production capacity up to 240,000 units per year over the medium term.

As a major international employer, with a proud investment in our people, we are seeking an Undergraduate student to undertake a role within our Powertrain and driving Dynamics Validation and Analysis department. The successful candidate will support the department in its Integration and Validation activities related to MINI Powertrain and Chassis, covering Petrol & Diesel Engines, Manual & Automatic Transmissions, Drive trains, Engine & Transmission Control Modules. Steering, suspension, brakes, wheels, tyres, geometry and Systems. The successful candidate will also take on other personal project responsibilities.

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What will you be doing?

  • Provide support to the Analysis Engineers and Workshop Technician. Investigation of failed vehicles to component or process level.
  • Preparation of vehicles for validation and assessment.
  • Support in development and roll out of FAF (Vehicle evaluation) process.
  • Project support (Roll out of Ocean tool to department)
  • Monthly team board updating. Problem resolution documentation meeting scheduling, agenda setting and minute taking.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Studying towards Engineering related degree, targeting an achievement of 2:2 or higher.
  • Have good IT and communication skills.
  • Have a valid UK driving licence.
  • A good team player.
  • Highly self motivated.
  • German Language would be advantageous, but not essential.

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.

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Job ID Number: 210001UP
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Opportunity Overview

  • October 31st, 2021
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 13 Months
  • Oxford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Naval Architecture
  • Nuclear
  • Petroleum
  • Product Design
  • Robotics

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