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MINI Plant Oxford - Assembly Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2022)


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At the BMW Group, we believe in creating an environment where you will learn by doing and where you are given your own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one and encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – giving you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Our production network consists of MINI Plant Oxford, MINI Plant Swindon and BMW Plant Hams Hall. Plant Oxford is one of the most modern and technically advanced car plants in the world and is the heart of MINI – while Plant Swindon is where MINI panels are pressed. BMW Plant Hams Hall manufactures small fuel efficient, low emission engines for BMW and MINI vehicles.

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To ensure that we are continually developing our workforce, we are looking for talented and motivated people who will inspire and shape our future business. Each year we offer a number of student opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are on track for a 2:2 or above.

Assembly Planning

We are currently recruiting a student to join our Assembly Planning department at the MINI Plant in Oxford. If you have an inquisitive mind, a passion for processes and production, a thirst for knowledge about car assembly and if you would like the opportunity to work in a highly complex production facility, then this could be the internship for you.

What will you be doing?

  • All aspects of assembly planning and special tool planning as well as assembly structure and equipment planning at MINI Plant Oxford.
  • You will be part of the team that works on new vehicle launches, supervises the vehicle series production and its optimisation, as well as running changes.
  • The Assembly Planning team sets-up the relevant processes, plan the necessary tooling and creates the required process documentation.
  • You will be working alongside our planners and assist them with the preparation, coordination and implementation of projects as well as support shutdown operations.
  • You will be responsible for the analysis and evaluation of important production and business data.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Studying towards a relevant Engineering degree (Technical, Mechanical or similar)
  • Good analytical skills, flexibility to work on various topics at one time and support operational implementations when required is necessary.
  • Some prior knowledge of planning/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.

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Job ID Number: 210002B5
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Automotive
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Petroleum
  • Software
  • Systems

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