Physical Logistics Hams Hall 11.01.2023

BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Physical Logistics - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)


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

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 2023. 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.
  • Running FMEA and Risk Analysis.
  • Time and Method study.
  • 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. 

  • Studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Computer Science or another relevant field and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above.
  • Experience with data visualisation tools Power BI and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, data visualisation tools such as Auto Cad, SAP and Microsoft /office (VISIO and Project).
  • 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 £21,000, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a healthy pension scheme.
  • 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.

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 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 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, video interview and then a face-to-face, telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment, which 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.

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.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 14th February 2023

Any further questions? Email us at

BMW Plant Hams Hall, Birmingham - Physical Logistics - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

Hams Hall
United Kingdom
Legal Entity:
BMW Hams Hall Motoren GmbH
BMW Group
Hams Hall
Job Field:
Physical Logistics
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