Tia, a maintenance technician apprentice at the MINI plant Swindon, smiling at the camera

I’m driven by my passion for cars.

I’ve always been eager to understand how things worked. At school I was interested in the computer science and engineering subjects – I asked loads of questions! Learning new skills, being hands on and making components out of different materials is so interesting to me. Cars are definitely my biggest passion, so working towards my Level 3 Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship at BMW Group is a dream come true.

My main role here is to ensure the lines keep running and that all the machinery that makes the car parts is maintained to the highest standard. Day to day I also undertake preventative maintenance activities so that machines are regularly checked for safety and overall function.

Spending my weekends working alongside my dad, tinkering with his cars, putting in new parts and upgrading the systems has definitely led me to where I am today. And I think being a very sociable person also means that BMW Group is a good fit for me, because you get to meet lots of people within the plant and across the global business – the networking is incredible.

The best part of my apprenticeship is waking up for work and knowing that I’ll experience something new. Every day is different, and that is exciting as I’m constantly gaining skills and experiences that will help me in my future career. 

Tia

Maintenance Technician apprentice, MINI Plant Swindon