BMW invites girls to get involved in manufacturing

24 September 2013 #SMMT News

BMW has announced a new opportunity for girls to get behind the scenes of its UK production operation, in a bit to attract more females to the automotive manufacturing industry.

Forming part of the joint government-industry led See Inside Manufacturing scheme, thirty places are open for girls to take part in activities at BMW Group’s three UK manufacturing hubs. The programme will take place across the October half-term, and will be based at its sites in Oxford, Hams Hall and Swindon.

Those taking part will have a tour around the three sites, before garnering more in-depth experience at the location closest to their home.

“Our 2013 See Inside Manufacturing events will focus on increasing awareness among young females to consider engineering and manufacturing as a career,” said Lucy Healey, Training Advisor at Plant Hams Hall.

“Apprenticeships at our plant are much sought-after, but traditionally, far more of our applicants for technical training schemes are male than female. We want to address that balance and inspire more girls to get excited about a technical career in the automotive industry, and think about applying for our 2014 apprenticeships.”

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