MINI and Jaguar Land Rover are looking for apprentices to work a their Oxford and Birmingham factories. MINI needs 32 new recruits to take up places at the Oxford Plant in August, as well as a further 13 places available at Swindon and Hams Hall, near Birmingham.
MINI’s apprenticeships will last between three and four years and cover a wide range of skills from human resources and business to electrical maintenance and engineering. The training leads to an NVQ level three qualification and some apprentices will have the opportunity to progress right through to degree level.
Technical apprentices will attend Plant Oxford’s newly opened training school, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully-equipped workshop. Business and IT apprentices will attend Abingdon and Witney College in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University to help deliver the programme. The new apprentices will join more than 160 existing apprentices across the company’s production plants at Oxford, Swindon, Hams Hall, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited in Goodwood.
Meanwhile Jaguar Land Rover has launched a campaign to recruit more than 150 apprentices to join its 2013 training programme. This includes approximately 90 Advanced and 60 Higher Apprenticeships. The scheme is open for applications now and will close on 31 January 2013.
Apprentices will then go on to fulfil roles in a variety of manufacturing and product development functions at Jaguar Land Rover’s sites in the West Midlands and the North West. This includes Jaguar Land Rover’s £355 milllion new advanced engine manufacturing facility currently under construction in South Staffordshire.
Details of the apprenticeships along with other current vacancies at Jaguar Land Rover can be found at www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com and potential MINI candidates can apply for an apprenticeship through a new Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/BmwCareersUK, or via the plant’s website at www.miniplantoxford.co.uk.