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BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Physical Logistics - 13 Month Placement (July 2022)

Hams Hall, Birmingham. Open to all STEM.

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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. You will become an integral part of the team from day one and be encouraged to bring your own ideas to the table – having the opportunity to really showcase what you can do.

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BMW Group Plant Hams Hall is a modern, state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility, located just outside Birmingham, UK. Producing the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines, and precision machining key engine components, the plant has recently celebrated 20 years of successful production. Operating seven days a week, with more than one engine rolling off the line per minute, the plant plays a key role in BMW Group’s global production network, supplying engines for BMW and MINI, including some of the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Physical Logistics Placement

We are looking for a placement student to join our Physical Logistics team for 13 months commencing July 2022. Our function is responsible for providing the right parts at the right time to our manufacturing colleagues, as well as managing the storage of our finished major units in our automatic warehouses. The role will involve supporting the Logistics Operations team in running the department, focusing on continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, problem resolution and identifying and implementing process improvements. 

What will you be doing?

  • Process and data analysis.
  • Preparation and support of daily operational reviews.
  • Evaluation of PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act System) and associated tools.
  • Support Logistics Planning with the design and implementation of Logistical Operations processes.
  • Working on projects surrounding the improvement of communications and health and safety procedures within the Physical Logistics warehouses. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science or other relevant field and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, data visualisation tools, namely Power BI, Tableau or QlikView.
  • Ability to cooperate and work well within a team.
  • A willingness to learn as well as to teach.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

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 39 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, including access to our Advantages scheme which gives you a range of offers and discounts, an on-site gym and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

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