Looking for a career in the rapidly-changing automotive world? Want to join one of the biggest companies in the world and learn about how everything gets done? Are you living in the UK? Great, then BMW’s new apprenticeship program might be for you. The German company announced today that it’s starting its new program for 2019 in the following months and is looking for people to join it, so this might be your chance.

Those selected will start in August and will be offered positions at one of BMW’s three locations in the UK: Oxford, Swindon or Hams Hall. The roles available are in maintenance, engineering, IT and business and up to 40 people will be offered the chance to join the Bavarian group. Applications are also now open for the ‘Girls Go Technical’ program, which will run during the Easter holidays. This program, which gives an insight into BMW Group’s three UK production sites, is aimed at females aged between 15 to 24 who are considering a technical apprenticeship in manufacturing.

“An apprenticeship is a great way to start a career in the automotive industry during a new and exciting era of electro-mobility. We see apprentices as the future leaders of our business and many of our most experienced people started out this way. If you have a passion to solve problems, like working in a team and can rise to a challenge, then we want to hear from you,” said Simon Farrall, Head of Apprentice and Associate Training for BMW Group UK.

Apprenticeships last between three and four years and cover a wide range of areas to help equip young people with the skills needed for a successful career in the automotive sector. Year 11-13 students, as well as parents and teachers, can find out more about the opportunities available by attending a special BMW Group apprenticeship open evening in Oxford on 17th January 2019. Guests will have the opportunity to talk to current and former apprentices, as well as training managers to find out more about the programs’ content, its benefits and how to apply.

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