Luca, a control technician apprentice at BMW


After my A-levels, I took a year out and ended up finding out about the BMW Group apprenticeship on the government website. I had previously considered engineering, but reading more and watching some videos on the BMW Group website, I was intrigued to apply and see what happened next.

My apprenticeship is four years long and I’m currently 18 months into it. There are various levels, which are equivalent to A-levels all the way up to a full degree. Before I could do any work at the plant, I spent a year at college learning about both the practical and theoretical side of engineering. Once that year in college is done, you go on placements, changing every one to three months to see different parts of the business, getting experience in various departments and finding out more about the way BMW Group works.

My apprenticeship has given me lots of options in an area that I really enjoy. It’s a great opportunity to learn while seeing things in action and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the next two and a half years. Beyond that, I’d love to stay at BMW Group and work in Control Engineering.


Control Technician Apprentice