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MINI Plant Oxford - Production System & Lean Manufacturing – 13 Month Placement (July 2022)


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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.

The BMW Group is recruiting an intern to support the various activities of the Manufacturing Production System and VPS Programme (BMW Lean Manufacturing system) based at MINI Plant Oxford.

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What awaits you?

  • Management and support of various business steering and lean manufacturing approaches, such as definition of optimised Production Systems, Value Stream mapping, data analytics and innovation initiatives.
  • Review and improve the Business Planning process, including co-ordination of target setting, reviewing the strategic business plan and maintaining performance reporting, including key performance indicators, in order to develop the future direction of the business.
  • Development of the long term planning for the manufacturing areas from logistics flow to buildings and facility locations to ensure the correct material flow through the operations.
  • Developing, preparing and facilitating various business strategy, target and process improvement activities – e.g. project management, project team participation, workshops, process development, documentations, trainings, coaching and steering etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Studying an Undergraduate Degree in Business/Operations Management, Innovation or Engineering related subject and on track to achieving a 2:2 standard or higher.
  • Ideally have knowledge/interest in Lean Production systems and techniques
  • Able to demonstrate proven project management skills and experience
  • Expected to be self-motivated and work as part of a team of experts managing a broad spectrum of complex topics
  • Management of own projects, able to collaborate with the team at all levels of the business

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: 210001PK
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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...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Nuclear
  • Petroleum
  • Product Design

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