Girls go technical with BMW work experience

25 September 2014 #SMMT News

Girls Go Technical work experience at BMW


As part of industry and government’s 2014 See Inside Manufacturing initiative, BMW is inviting young women to gain work experience at its UK facilities, in the second year of its Girls Go Technical initiative.

Held during the upcoming half-term holidays (23 – 31 October) the Girls Go Technical BMW work experience programme lets young women get close to the heart of BMW manufacturing at its Hams Hall engine facility, and MINI’s plants in Oxford and Swindon.

All participants, aged between 15 and 24, will be able to take advantage of the manufacturer’s state-of-the-art training school based at MINI Plant Oxford.

Simon Farrall, Head of Apprentice and Associate Training at BMW Group UK, said, “Investment in young people is a key part of our development strategy for our manufacturing plants. The automotive industry is still considered as a more appropriate career path for boys and our programme is designed to address this inequality and attract more girls to consider a technical career in this field.

“On completion of the programme, the participants will have gained an insight into the manufacturing processes and experienced the day-to-day challenges encountered by engineers and technical apprentices as well as augmenting their interview and job application skills.”

Applicants must have, or be predicted, four A-C grades at GCSE, including Maths, English and a science subject. Go to BMW’s careers Facebook page to apply.

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