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Mini Plant Oxford - Production Steering - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

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BMW Group


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🤑 £21.6K
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Placement Program

Business, Operations & Strategy, Engineering•Oxford


  • We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Production Steering team, a vital support function for the wider Painted Body organisation in the achievement of various targets related to volume, cost, and headcount. To achieve our targets, we work closely alongside the Production teams, HR, Programme Planning, and Finance. From day one, you will be a key and valued member of our Production Steering team, offering you the perfect opportunity to not only learn production processes, but to also understand the wider picture of how a manufacturing plant works.


  • Studying towards a bachelor's degree in Business, Digitalisation, Engineering, or a related field and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • A competent user of Microsoft office programmes ideally Excel, Powerpoint and Power BI
  • Strong communication and project management skills, both written and verbal, coupled with the ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the business.
  • A positive attitude to learning and developing is essential.
  • Self-motivated and competent in working both in a team and alone to meet deadlines.
  • Capable of adapting to change.
  • A full UK driving license is advantageous due to a requirement to move between two Plant locations (Oxford/Swindon).
  • To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.

Education requirements

2:2 or higher
Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Personal Projects:
  • Progressing the digitalisation in Painted Body - In past years, your predecessors in this role have developed and rolled out some BI tools across the plant and are in the process of digitalising the majority of our reports. The aim is to make data from multiple sources available in a clear, concise, and informative way to all levels of the business, assisting them to make correct business decisions based on the data provided. This project is to identify further opportunities for digitalisation by liaising with business partners and sourcing data that will allow you to build a new dashboard, ensuring data will be useful and reliable for the target audience.
  • Daily Business:
  • Supporting the organisation and running of key meetings within the Production Management structure on a weekly basis, including cross functional collaboration in line with the BMW Group strategy.
  • Shadowing and supporting departmental functions such as Production Steering, Technology Steering, and Product Launch.
  • Supporting the activities of Group Leaders in auditing tasks.
  • Assisting the Technology Steering role (budget, finance, and target management).
  • Leading departmental housekeeping activities such as our 5S process.
  • Maintaining a flexible work methodology to allow additional tasks to be undertaken on demand.

Application process

  • The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 29, 2024




21600 GBP


  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of ÂŁ21,600, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract), and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 37 hours a week with a half-day on a Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, an on-site gym, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.