BMW is looking for around 160 young people who it wants to demonstrate they have “a passion for the motor industry” to take up apprenticeships available through its UK company and dealership schemes in 2014.
The iconic German car maker says the new recruits will join over 400 existing apprentices currently undergoing training across its UK operations, and within its BMW and Mini dealer network, “with some able to rise beyond NVQ to degree qualifications”.
In its Mini UK production network, the business is looking for 49 new apprentices to take up places in August as the plants ramp up production of the next model generation. In addition, BMW and Mini dealerships are looking to recruit around 110 young people across the UK.
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said: “It is always encouraging to see large employers, such as BMW, committing to employing more apprentices. This scheme is a great opportunity for a young person with an interest in the automotive sector to begin a rewarding career. I want choosing university or an apprenticeship to be the new norm for young people and the range of positions available demonstrate this is becoming a reality.”
Copyright Ken Hurst 2014