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At BMW Group, we know that a good placement is never hands-off. We believe in creating an environment where our students can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts will treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the chance to show what you can do.

Are you currently studying for your Bachelor’s degree? Become a placement student at BMW Group and you’ll be able to complement your studies with invaluable real-life work experience.


The UK is the only place in the world where our three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – are represented by manufacturing operations. You could join us at any of our manufacturing sites in Oxford, Hams Hall, Swindon or Goodwood, or you could be based at our Farnborough offices, where we host the UK Sales and Marketing subsidiary of BMW AG, as well as Financial Services, Leasing and Fleet Management departments.


We offer placements for third year students who want to increase their knowledge of technology, business processes and corporate culture. As a placement student you’ll have the chance to develop valuable teamwork skills, build up a network of professional contacts and gain insights into the different job areas within BMW Group. Our placements run for 6 to 12 months and require students to be on track to achieve a 2:1 or 1st class degree.

For outstanding placement students who are serious about developing their career, we can also offer the Speed-Up programme, which is available at selected sites. As a successful candidate, you’ll have access to dedicated training and a mentor, you’ll receive attractive financial support, and you’ll have the opportunity to come back to the business when you complete your studies. 


You could work within a wide range of business areas, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics and Finance, amongst others.


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

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Tmak, an intern for Bespoke Leather Manufacturing smiling at the camera

Following the whole process, from the beginning of a design to a part being made, is fascinating.

Tmak, Bespoke Leather Manufacturing student

Hannah, an Audit student at the Quality department standing in front of different BMW and MINI cars, smiling at the camera

Being here is more than just about the work, it’s about being part of something different.

Hannah, Audit student, Quality department

Manuel, a structure planning student during his internship at Goodwood plant

You get opportunities to learn by having real responsibility, and there’s such a great sense of team spirit.

Manuel, Structure Planning student, Leathershop

Brad, a Business IT development student standing outside next to a stand-up display with “Plant 12.0 Hams Hall” and the BMW and MINI logos on it

I got to be hands-on with all the emerging technologies we’re bringing into the company. It's very exciting to experience.

Brad, Business IT development student, Quality department

Faith, a Mechanical Engineering during his Assembly planning internship with MINI

There is a real commitment to future mobility here. If you want to be a part of the solution for tomorrow, it’s a great place to be.

Faith, Assembly planning intern

Tobi, a Pricing Analyst at Alphabet standing next to the Alphabet logo

I've been able to explore roles in engineering and in finance. I don't think there are many companies where you have the opportunity to go from one extreme to the other.

Tobi, Pricing Analyst at Alphabet GB, Farnborough

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

The initial closing date for applications is 30th November 2020.

Please be aware that we work on a rolling recruitment basis for the majority of our placement vacancies so essentially ‘first come first served’. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. 

Additional placements will be advertised from January 2021.

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.

£18,500 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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