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Working at the BMW Group means bringing passion to the road. Day after day, our experts from a wide range of business sectors work together in dynamic teams, with an incredible dedication to shaping the future of mobility.

You’ve successfully completed your studies or you’re about to graduate and want to take on responsibility? Then get ready for inspiring tasks, recognition and above all, development opportunities individually tailored to you.

Discover all of your opportunities as a graduate with the BMW Group in the UK.

Applications are now closed and will open again in October 2021.


This year, our 24-month UK Graduate Programme is available at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, near Chichester. 

As a graduate, you'll be involved in a variety of strategic and operational projects and you'll get the chance to strengthen your business profile. Supported by mentors and surrounded by fellow graduates, you’ll gain invaluable insights into business processes and strategy, and you'll have the opportunity to get to know BMW Group’s culture and brands from the inside out.

During your time as a graduate, you’ll take on assignments of different lengths across different departments. You’ll start and end in your home department, with two or three flexible assignments in-between. One of these must involve working cross-functionally and you may also have the option to do an international placement. Alongside your assignments you’ll also receive training on team building, your personal impact and our brand academy.

Our 18-month Global Leadership Development Programme (GLDP) is a direct path to success for both graduates and young professionals. We recognise that leadership must be learned, which is why international experience and variety are an integral part of our GLDP, giving you the skills you need to succeed. If you’re passionate about creating the automotive and mobility solutions of tomorrow, enjoy taking on responsibility and are looking for the opportunity to work abroad, then our GLDP is for you.

You’ll undertake two six-month projects within your chosen major and secondary fields, and two three-month periods working abroad in two different locations. Alongside this, you’ll also gain experience in our production, dealership and customer service areas and have access to training with the BMW Training Academy. After 18 months, you’ll graduate and be ready to begin your career in your chosen field.


What is it like to work at BMW Group UK? Find out more from our Graduates. 

This video shows Emma, a Sales Planning Graduate.


Sales Planning Graduate, NSC Farnborough

This video shows Matthew, an Ownership Services Graduate.


Ownership Services Graduate, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

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Machining Graduate, BMW Group Plant Hams Hall

Recent IT Innovation Graduate Liam smiling at the camera

On the graduate programme, you work a real role with real responsibility. I focus on innovation topics and emerging technology. So things like artificial intelligence, data science and also building full stack applications.

Liam, IT Innovation Graduate

Recent Ownership Services Graduate Shirin at the Good wood plant

The graduate programme is a fantastic opportunity to explore the business. You can really choose your own path.

Shirin, Ownership Services Graduate

Sven a Logistics Planner outside in front of a giant Plant Oxford banner

What I enjoy most about what I do is seeing the results of my hard work. I can see the final product in front of me rolling off the production line and I can see the car being built out of parts I’ve helped to plan.

Sven, Logistics Planner

Engineering Graduate Cara smiling at the camera

Sharing knowledge and building great relationships is one of the best things about working at Rolls-Royce.

Cara, Engineering Graduate

Anoshan, an Engineering Graduate at BMW

What surprises me most is how sustainable and future-focused the company is.

Anoshan, Engineering Graduate

Kenza, a Quality Project Leader smiling at the camera

Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve great results is what working here is all about.

Kenza, Quality Project Leader

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Navigate to the ‘Jobs’ section of the site, or look out for the ‘JOBFINDER’ section on the graduate and student pages to find a role you wish to apply for.  

Applications close on 30th October 2020.

Please be aware that we work on a rolling recruitment basis so essentially ‘first come first served’. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

If your online application makes it through the first stage screening you’ll be invited to take an online psychometric test. We may then contact you to organise a phone or video interview with one of our recruitment team, before we invite you to a face to face interview with the hiring manager or attend an assessment centre.

£31,000 starting salary, per annum. 

You’ll enjoy a minimum of 26 days holiday per annum, depending on the office you’re based at.

Our usual working week is 36-40 hours, depending on the office you’re based at.

Applicants must be able to provide us with evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

This will be up to you and the department manager.

This depends on the role you apply for – it will be specified in each job description. 

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