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Internal Corporate Communication Oxford 30.09.2023

MINI Plant Oxford - Internal Communications, Plant Tours and Events Intern - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


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 responsibilities 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.


MINI Plant Oxford - Internal Communications, Plant Tours and Events – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

If you’re a bright, energetic and creative student who is seeking an exciting challenge for your placement year, then we have an exceptional opportunity for you. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join the busy communications team within our manufacturing plants at Oxford and Swindon, working across internal communications events and plant tours.

Communication – whether internally to our staff or externally to the media and other key stakeholders – is central to our success and these placements are a fantastic chance to develop your career in communications, working for the world’s leading premium automotive manufacturer.

The individual will also play a key role in the growth of our award-winning Plant Tours, from day to day operations to putting an effective marketing plan in place.  Over 25,000 people visited Plant Oxford in 2019 – over 20 tour groups per day.

Role and Responsibilities
In this role you will have your own tasks and projects as well as supporting the communications manager(s) in their daily work.

You will also support other areas of the department as necessary including daily business tasks, admin and other manual jobs.

  • Internal Communications

You will be supporting the communications manager, generating story ideas and content for presentations, events and social media to engage and maintain a dialogue with our internal stakeholders.


·       Social Media

You will be responsible for creating and posting content for the MINI Plant Oxford Instagram account.

  • Events and Plant Tours

You will get involved in the planning, organisation, and execution of events, large and small, for a variety of audiences from employees to charity fundraisers to VIP or external visitors. You will also play a part in the delivery of our plant tours for customers and fans of the brand.

  • Marketing Plant Tours

As the plant tours develop the marketing to the public will become an important part of the role. This role is based at the manufacturing plant and not part of the MINI / BMW Marketing team.

  • Innovation

Improving and innovating is important, so you will be contributing to the further development of how we do things. This could be introducing new communications channels or developing the Plant Tour offering to improve the overall visitor experience.

  • Studying towards a degree in Business studies, Tourism, Events, Media, English Language or Communications – at 2:2 level or above.
  • Passionate about communicating and engaging with people.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • Comfortable using and learning about a range of IT software, content management systems, social media and photography including video.
  • Well organised and a confident self-starter.


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, 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

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

MINI Plant Oxford - Internal Communications, Plant Tours and Events Intern - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.
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