Joanne, apprentice maintenance technician in machining


I’m three years into my four-year Maintenance Technician apprenticeship in Machining. I went to an engineering college and when the apprenticeship manager from BMW Group came in to talk to us, I was sold on it. My first year was at college, and my second and third years were placements. I’m in my final year now, so I’m working towards a Foundation Degree in Engineering for part of the week, and I’m on my final placement with the maintenance team the rest of the week.

Through my apprenticeship, I’ve worked in all sorts of areas of engineering, from electrical to mechanical and fluid power systems. I am currently involved in a number of preventative maintenance projects as well as the reactive side to the job; I get to work with machining centre machines and robots within the fully automated production block line. I love doing something that I enjoy while getting qualifications and paid for the work that I do. If you’re thinking about engineering I would recommend a BMW Group apprenticeship, there’s so much you can do, from maintenance and quality, to logistics and finance, it’s a very broad base to springboard from.


Apprentice Maintenance Technician in Machining