Geometric Validation Placement (MINI Plant) Oxford July 2024

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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 own ar­eas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity 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.

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 internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and looking to complete a 13-month placement.

System Integration Interior, Geometric Validation 

We are responsible for the geometric and functional integration of new products during the development phase up until three months after Start Of Production (SOP). This includes the Pruefcube process; which validates pre-series products in the early phase, to support the maturity of components and processes towards the product launch (SOP). Within the team, our metrology specialists support complex analysis topics across the complete vehicle with their extensive measurement capabilities. Finally, we are also responsible for tolerance management in the plant. Our team is seeking an intern to join from July 2024.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting the pre-work, daily activities, documenting and reporting of the Pruefcube process results / output during the pre-series development of a new product.
  • Supporting analysis and measurement activities with the team.
  • Contribute to the development of VR within Plant Oxford and the BMW network.
  • In addition, as part of the System Integration Interior team you will assist in identifying problems during the assembly of Pre-Series vehicles and Series vehicles, conducting initial analysis into these problems, supporting the development of technical solutions whilst finally validating the effectiveness of these solutions virtually and with hardware.

Qualifications

  • Studying a Bachelor’s or integrated Master’s degree and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in an Engineering course, ideally Mechanical Engineering/Automotive Engineering.
  • A valid UK driving license is essential for this role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Previous Computer Aided Design (CAD) knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Strong PC skills and experienced with Microsoft Office.
  • Relevant work experience would be beneficial.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.
  • 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 – 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, an on-site gym 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.

Any further questions? Email us on FutureTalentRecruitment@bmwgroup.com

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