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The only way to grow is to take every opportunity. Get started. Go anywhere.

We know that a good placement is never hands-off. From your first day, you’ll feel empowered to make a difference – with the support and freedom to explore your options. Our experts will treat you as part of the team, 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? Want to find out where your skills could take your career? Become a placement student at BMW Group and you’ll be able to complement your studies with invaluable real-life work experience.

WHERE YOU COULD WORK.

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’re looking for driven students who can bring talent, fresh thinking and help us continue to thrive in one of the world’s most competitive industries.

OUR PROGRAMMES.

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 2:2 or higher 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. 

OUR JOB FIELDS.

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

MEET OUR BMW GROUP UK STUDENTS.

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

Physical logistics intern Krista at the MINI plant in Oxford

From day one, I was given meaningful projects and I instantly felt the impact I was making on the business. I had the chance to contribute to lots of large-scale projects and my opinions were really listened to.

Krista, Physical logistics intern, MINI Plant, Oxford

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

Mekaheel, Product Marketing Assistant, BMW UK, Farnborough, smiling at camera in front of BMW board

It’s a really integrated place – you can ask anyone anything and it’s so welcoming. I really felt like the decisions I made impacted the company as a whole.

Mekaheel, Product Marketing Assistant, BMW UK

Charlie, Product Quality Tester, MINI Plant Oxford, smiling in front of a mini

I worked with a very supportive group of people, who were always there to support me, answer any questions and encourage me to build my network.

Charlie, Product Quality Tester, MINI Plant Oxford

Adrian, Material and Process Analysis Intern, smiling at the camera in a corridor

I kept a professional development record of the skills I’ve learned and activity that facilitated it, which made me really aware of how everything I did on my placement impacted my career in the long term.

Adrian, Material and Process Analysis Intern

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FAQs.

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 31 October 2021.

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. 

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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