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Business Development Oxford 25.10.2023

MINI Plant Oxford - Production System & Lean Manufacturing - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your 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 show what you can really 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 had 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 - Production System & Lean Manufacturing – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

The BMW Group is recruiting an intern to support the various activities of the Manufacturing Production System and VPS Programme (BMW Lean Manufacturing system) based at MINI Plant Oxford.

What will you be doing?

•         Management and support of various business steering and lean manufacturing approaches, such as definition of optimised Production Systems, Value Stream mapping, data analytics and innovation initiatives.

•         Review and improve the Business Planning process, including co-ordination of target setting, reviewing the strategic business plan and maintaining performance reporting, including key performance indicators, in order to develop the future direction of the business.

•         Development of the long term planning for the manufacturing areas from logistics flow to buildings and facility locations to ensure the correct material flow through the operations.

•         Developing, preparing and facilitating various business strategy, target and process improvement activities – e.g. project management, project team participation, workshops, process development, documentations, trainings, coaching and steering etc.


•         Studying an Undergraduate Degree in Business / Operations Management, Innovation or Engineering related subject and on track to achieving a 2:2 standard or higher.

•         Ideally have knowledge/interest in Lean Production systems and techniques

•         Able to demonstrate proven project management skills and experience

•         Expected to be self-motivated and work as part of a team of experts managing a broad spectrum of complex topics

•         Management of own projects, able to collaborate with the team at all levels of the business

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, giving you access to 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 one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, 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. Please also 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 - Production System & Lean Manufacturing - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.
BMW Group
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