ASPIRING motoring industry professionals have two weeks left to apply for an apprenticeship at BMW Group UK.
The 60 positions range from engineering and maintenance, to logistics and IT, with the young workers set to join teams at facilities such as Mini Plant Oxford and BMW’s other plants in Swindon and Hams Hall.
Already, 150 apprentices work across the three sites, including Joshua Odwin, 19, who is in his third year of a technical engineering apprenticeship at the Mini Oxford facility. He is also completing a mechanical engineering foundation degree at Oxford Brookes University.
Odwin, pictured, said: ‘I would thoroughly recommend the apprenticeship to anyone with an interest in the automotive industry. I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time, and the variety of things I’ve been able to do has been amazing.
‘The chance to work with people with decades of experience is also a huge bonus and a fantastic opportunity for any young engineer starting out in their career.’
Simon Farrall, head of apprentice and associate training for BMW Group UK, spoke of the benefits of the programme, saying: ‘An apprenticeship at BMW is a fantastic way to earn while you learn and to lay the foundations for a successful career.
‘Some of our most senior and experienced people started out their careers as apprentices. So, if you’re motivated, passionate and like to rise to a challenge, then a place on our apprenticeship scheme could be the start of a very exciting journey for you.’
Applicants need a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 5 (old Grade C) or above, including maths and English. For engineering, business and IT degree apprenticeships, applicants will also need two A-levels at Grade C or above, or a BTEC Level 3 (Engineering) or equivalent.
Applications for the roles close on March 14, with successful applicants beginning their apprenticeship in August 2018.
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