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The UK has an important role to play within the BMW Group. It is the only place in the world where all three of BMW Group’s brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – are represented by manufacturing operations.
The growth of BMW Group’s UK operations has been significant. MINI Plant Oxford, the heart of MINI production, began producing MINIs in 2001 and has now produced over three million. BMW Plant Hams Hall started producing 4-cylinder petrol engines in 2001. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited began manufacturing vehicles at its Goodwood plant in 2003. MINI Plant Swindon has been the main supplier of MINI body panels since 2005.
In addition to its manufacturing sites, BMW Group also has a UK Sales and Marketing subsidiary in Farnborough with a Vehicle Distribution Centre in Thorne, near Doncaster.
As BMW Group has grown in the UK, so have our environmental responsibilities. Protecting the environment is an obligation we take very seriously. All our manufacturing plants worldwide are certified to the International Management Standard ISO 14001. To achieve this we have established a series of improvement programmes that we actively develop and monitor.
BMW Group employs around 8,000 people directly in the UK with an additional 14,000 in its 147-strong Retailer network representing BMW and MINI brands. The company has invested nearly £2 billion in its UK operations since 2000. The UK is BMW Group’s fourth largest sales market in the world.
Why work for us
Whether you’re studying for your Bachelor or Masters, you’ll always find opportunities to put theory into practice with us – complementing your studies with invaluable real-life work experience.
As a global leader in our field, we’re constantly searching for next-generation pioneers in a broad range of functions to help us continue shaping the future of automotive. With us as a partner, you’ll really be able to put your talent to work and benefit from valuable financial support while you explore different career options. You’ll get to know our working culture up close, and develop the important contacts you need to enhance your chances of securing the career you’ve always wanted once you graduate.
Putting theory into practice is the best way to learn and the ideal introduction to working life. With this in mind, BMW Group offers internships for 3rd year students that help you to increase your knowledge of technology, business processes and corporate culture. As an intern you'll have the chance to develop valuable teamwork skills, build up a network of professional contacts and gain insights into the different job areas within BMW Group. Our internships run for six or twelve months and require students to be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree.