Girls are invited to get technical with BMW Group this October half term.
It’s an exciting and unique opportunity for young women to visit and experience what happens at three of BMW Group’s UK manufacturing facilities, including MINI Plant Swindon.
It will form part of the annual government-industry initiative ‘See Inside Manufacturing’, now in its third year, which aims to give young people first-hand experience of manufacturing and highlight the career opportunities open to them.
Pictured: Second-year apprentice Marianne Payne, in a technical role at BMW Plant Hams Hall.
“Our 2013 See Inside Manufacturing events will focus on increasing awareness among young females to consider engineering and manufacturing as a career,” said training advisor at Plant Hams Hall, Lucy Healey.
“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.”
Thirty places will be available on the half-term programme. Those attending will be taken on a tour around three sites; Plant Oxford where MINI is built, Plant Hams Hall where engines are assembled and Plant Swindon, the body and pressings plant. As the week progresses, the girls will spend more time at their ‘home location’ – the site closest to their home region, for more in-depth work experience.
At the end of the programme participants will come away with an improved awareness of what manufacturing is all about, the technical roles they could aspire to, as well as gaining a level one award in Employability Skills and Personal Development.
For further information and to apply for a place on the scheme this October, visit www.bmetc.ac.uk/girls-go-technical-at-BMW
Young people interested in careers at BMW Group in the UK can find information at www.facebook.com/BmwCareersUK or via Plant websites below: