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LOOKING TO GET YOUR CAREER ON TRACK?

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.

OUR PROGRAMMES.

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.

MEET OUR BMW GROUP UK GRADUATES.

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

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Emma

Sales Planning Graduate, NSC Farnborough

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Matthew

Ownership Services Graduate, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

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Sid

Machining Graduate, BMW Group Plant Hams Hall

Recent IT Innovation Graduate Liam smiling at the camera

I knew joining BMW Group was a great start point and working here would give me great momentum for my career but it’s exceeded expectations.

Kyle, Former Logistics Graduate

Recent Ownership Services Graduate Shirin at the Good wood plant

The company is great at giving you responsibility. Sometimes you feel like you've been pushed in at the deep end, but that's how you accelerate, and this is what I love about it!

Shirin, Ownership Services Graduate

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

My manager was so supportive. She helped me to really get involved in everything because she knew that I wanted to grow my career here.

Charlotte, Business Intern

Engineering Graduate Cara smiling at the camera

I didn’t have all the knowledge of the processes, but everyone helped and supported me. I’ve had the opportunities to learn from all kinds of experiences, and my manager always worked with me to develop a plan for me and my career.

Cara, Engineering Graduate

Anoshan, an Engineering Graduate at BMW

After talking to graduates already on the programme, I was impressed by how much the BMW Group believes in developing its graduates as the future of the company. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.

Anoshan, Engineering Graduate

Kenza, a Quality Project Leader smiling at the camera

The mentorship I received from senior management was key in directing my career. Whenever I had questions or needed guidance, they would direct me in the right path.

Kenza, Quality Project Leader

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FAQs.

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 31 October 2021.

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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