Production planning and control United Kingdom 15.11.2023

MINI Plant Oxford - Assembly Process Planning - 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 - Assembly Process Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Assembly Planning team at the MINI Plant in Oxford, responsible for developing and installing processes for one of the most efficient production plants in the world. Car assembly requires a vast array of engineering skills and methods, something you will be a key and valued member of developing from day one.

If you have an inquisitive mind, an interest in equipment, process, and making things work well in a production environment, a thirst for knowledge, and would like the opportunity to work in a highly complex production facility, then this could be the role for you.

What will you be doing?

·    Supporting all aspects of assembly planning, special tool planning, and assembly structure and equipment planning.

·    Working on new vehicle launches, supervising the vehicle series production and its optimization, and supporting running changes.

·    Supporting the Assembly Planning team in setting up equipment, planning the necessary tooling, and creating the required documentation for the safe and robust running of MINI manufacturing.

·    Working alongside our planners and assisting them with the preparation, coordination, and implementation of projects. This will include supporting our annual shutdown operations.

·    Analysing and evaluating important production and business data.


Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Technical, or similar) and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • Strong knowledge of all standard Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SAP would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Completion of project management specific modules in your degree would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Flexibility, allowing you to work on various topics at one time and support operational implementations as required.
  • The ability to work both independently and in groups, forming your own ideas and solutions to challenges presented.
  • Prior knowledge of planning/processes would be advantageous but is not essential. More important is the ability to learn quickly, bringing original ideas on process improvement opportunities into the business.
  • Strong English language skills are essential. This includes strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to summarise topics and present them clearly.


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: Tuesday 30th January 2024

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MINI Plant Oxford - Assembly Process Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.
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