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BMW Group UK’s apprenticeship applications window is now open

BMW Group is delighted to launch its 2022 apprentice recruitment campaign, with training opportunities across our UK sites.

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BMW Group is delighted to launch its 2022 apprentice recruitment campaign, with training opportunities across our UK sites.

  • 95 apprenticeship places available at our production sites at Oxford, Swindon, Hams Hall near Birmingham and Goodwood; and our National Sales Centre at Farnborough.
  • Positions available in a range of areas including, engineering, maintenance and business.
  • Virtual Apprenticeship events are due to take place for apprenticeships at BMW Group UK at Farnborough on 12 January; MINI Plant Oxford and Swindon on 18 January; Goodwood on 19 January and at BMW Group Plant Hams Hall on 20 January.


We are looking for passionate and ambitious apprentices to help us ensure the highest standards across our world-leading brands. We offer customised training and support across a wide range of different departments and locations, with great benefits and excellent career opportunities, both in the UK and internationally.

BMW Group is committed to developing its future talent and apprentices play a key part in this. This year sees 95 places available across the UK, in a wide range of roles including engineering, maintenance, human resources, purchasing and communications, with a start date of September 2022. This includes around 80 apprentices in the production network, including MINI Plant Oxford, the home of the MINI Electric; Plant Swindon, which produces steel pressings and sub-assemblies for both MINI and BMW; Plant Hams Hall which manufactures highly efficient MINI and BMW engines; and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood. There are also over 15 apprenticeships in Farnborough at the National Sales Company for MINI and BMW and also Alphabet too.

Simon Farrall, Head of Apprentice and Associate Training for BMW Group UK said: “This is a chance for young people to start their career with a major global player in the automotive industry.  We are at the forefront of the biggest changes in the car industry for 100 years, with the shift to electrification and the vital role our industry will play in the decarbonisation of the economy. That makes it one of the most exciting places to start building a career and the breadth of opportunities which BMW Group can offer is extraordinary.  We are very proud of our apprentice scheme and we have many examples of team leaders and senior managers who started their careers as apprentices.”

Apprenticeships with BMW Group UK are ranked in the RateMyApprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers table. Providing valuable, hands-on experience with us across a broad range of specialities, they last between two and four years and cover a wide range of areas to help equip people with the skills they need for a successful career in the automotive sector.

Virtual Apprenticeship events:

Registrations can be made by clicking on the relevant hyperlinks:

BMW Group UK, Farnborough, 12 January 2022, 1800 – 1930

MINI Plants Oxford and Swindon, 18 January 2022, 1800 - 1930

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 19 January 2022, 1800 - 1930

BMW Group Plant Hams Hall, 20 January 2022, 1800 – 1930

Guests will have the opportunity to hear from apprentices, as well as training and recruitment managers, about the programmes’ content, its benefits and how to apply.

For full entry requirements, further information and hits and tips on your application visit the following link:

Entries are open until 20 February 2021, but early applications are advised.


The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.


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The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption shown were determined in a standardised test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version currently applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers transmission (automatic or manual) and the different wheels and tyres available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.

The values of the vehicles labelled with (*), are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. More information on the transition from NEDC to WLTP test procedures can be found here.

These figures are intended for comparison purposes and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions. For plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles the figures have been obtained using a combination of battery power and petrol fuel after the battery had been fully charged. Plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. The CO2 emissions labels are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001, as amended. They are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle.

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