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Quality Steering & Management Oxford 30.09.2023

MINI Plant Oxford - Quality Management - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We believe in creating an environment where our students really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give 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.

MINI Plant Oxford - Quality Management - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

The role is part of the Quality Management team of Plant Oxford. This includes supporting the plant’s process for quality steering within the vehicle improvement projects; data analysis and problem reporting for customer complaints; and enhancement of the quality management system (QMS). As such the role offers a wide range of insights to the plant processes, the plant quality network and the quality measures as well as future projects and product updates.

The role will constantly evolve depending upon the business needs. It will involve a wide range of skills ranging from data processing, compiling reports, developing technical reporting systems and interacting with, and influencing people, from other departments

What will you be doing?

  • Data tracking, analysis and participation in regular quality meetings.
  • Supporting project quality status preparation.
  • Developing and aligning project status reports.
  • Support calibration activities including maintaining certificate requirements.
  • Monitor warranty data, identifying rising trends and problem areas.
  • Compile and issue monthly data reports.
  • Validate solutions of topics, including process checks and audits.
  • Carry out vehicle checks and hand over faults to proposed owners.
  • Currently studying an Engineering undergraduate degree, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, and on track for a 2:2 or above.
  • Evidence of working with people and with responsibility for clearly identified deliverables.
  • Good technical knowledge of automotive vehicles.
  • Creative and able to follow a logical and systematic approach.
  • Very good IT skills (including Microsoft Office and ideally VBA) with the ability to learn new programs quickly.
  • An aptitude for using and developing IT tools.
  • Interest in Quality Management.
  • Valid UK driving license.

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 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, 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, 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.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 31st December 2023.

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MINI Plant Oxford - Quality Management - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
Legal Entity:
BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.
BMW Group
Job Field:
Quality Steering & Management
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