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MINI Plant Oxford - Vehicle Validation, Electronics & Automated Driving - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

Electrical/Electronic.

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We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where our placement students re­ally can learn and develop dur­ing their time with us and where they are giv­en their 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 ideas to the table and allowing you to re­ally show what you can do.

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Three UK plants have a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

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Vehicle Validation, Electronics & Automated Driving – 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

Electronics, Automated Driving, Driving Dynamics and Powertrain have the responsibility in Oxford for all pre-series and series validation for the Process Chain with the task of ensuring that the product and customer functions are ready to launch into the market. We handle early problem detection, preventing potential failures in internal and external metrics audit, durability testing, warranty delivery quality, JD Power and breakdowns, both in terms of cases and costs to business. Our team is seeking an intern to join from July 2023.

What will you be doing?

  • Preparation of vehicles for testing which could include: pre-checks, updates both hardware/software, vehicle collection and returning of post evaluation.
  • Basic vehicle customer functionality static evaluations.
  • Support in analysis of problems identified.
  • Support in development of customer protections and potential solutions.
  • Support in evaluation and testing of decided solutions.
  • Continued development of interactive team board incorporating data analytic and visualisation tools.

Qualifications

  • Studying a Bachelor’s or integrated Master’s degree and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or relevant course.
  • A full UK driving license is essential for this role.
  • Have good IT and communication skills.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Able to work to deadlines independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to think logically while also contributing innovative ideas to problem solutions.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,000, 27 days' holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Advantages scheme which gives you a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, a video interview and then a face to face or virtual interview with the hiring manager.

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 passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 13 months
  • Oxford
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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