BMW GROUP has announced it is looking for around 10 young people to take up apprenticeships at the Swindon plant in 2014. These will be part of 160 new apprentices the firm is hunting for and the new recruits will join over 400 existing apprentices currently undergoing training across the company’s UK operations, and within its BMW and MINI dealer network.

In its MINI UK production network, the business is looking for 49 new apprentices, including 10 at Plant Swindon to take up places in August as the plants ramp up production of the next model generation. In addition, BMW and MINI dealerships are looking to recruit around 110 young people across the UK.

Apprenticeships 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 young people will have the opportunity to progress right through to degree level in the course of their career at MINI.

Frank Bachmann, Managing Director, MINI Plant Oxford and Swindon, said: “Investment in young people is a key part of our development strategy for the plants and it is vital that we attract the very best young talent to ensure the business has the right skills for the future.

“We are delighted to be able to offer young people the chance to join our modern apprenticeship scheme.”

Young people can also apply for an apprenticeship through a Facebook page which can be found at The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014.