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Author:BMW Group
Country:Germany
Start Year:2015
Contact:Christoph.Anz@bmw.de
Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations
Description:

At BMW Group, delivering efficient vehicles with lower emissions and integrating ‘connected’ infotainment systems is our priority. These expectations, however, require a highly skilled workforce. Thus, as a leader in apprenticeships and skills development in the automotive sector, the BMW Group offers vocational training in 40 occupations in the fields of vehicle technology and production, surface engineering, electronics and system engineering, IT, business administration and service sectors. In Europe, we recruit apprentices in 26 locations in Germany, one in Austria and four in the UK. The BMW Group offers apprenticeships for a variety of occupations, predominantly in the technical field but also in IT-related and non-technical positions. TaLEnt is currently offered at 6 BMW Group plant locations.The BMW Group offers apprenticeships in a variety of fields at 26 locations in Germany, one in Austria and three locations in the UK. we offer vocational training in 40 occupations in the fields of vehicle technology and production, surface engineering, electronics and systems engineering, IT, business administration and service.we offer vocational training in 40 occupations in the fields of vehicle technology and production, surface engineering, electronics and systems engineering, IT, business administration and service.

We offer vocational training in 40 occupations in the fields of vehicle technology and production, surface engineering, electronics and systems engineering, IT, business administration and service.In 2014, we had approximately 1,500 new apprentices worldwide. There are currently around 4,500 young people taking part in vocational and young talent programmes in the BMW Group, with 3,884 apprentices alone in our European facilities in Austria, Germany and the UK. Some of our apprentices are able to join a special kind of training called "TaLEnt" which promotes the talents and strengths of young individuals and offers the best possible preparation for a future at the BMW Group. This programme is currently offered at six BMW Group locations.

 

The BMW Group offers apprenticeships for a variety of occupations, predominantly in the technical field but also in IT-related and non-technical positions. TaLEnt is currently offered at 6 BMW Group plant locations The BMW Group offers apprenticeships for a variety of occupations, predominantly in the technical field but also in IT-related and non-technical positions. TaLEnt is currently offered at 6 BMW Group plant locations The BMW Group offers apprenticeships for a variety of occupations, predominantly in the technical field but also in IT-related and non-technical positions. TaLEnt is currently offered at 6 BMW Group plant locations

 

Expanding our vocational training internationally will be a key focus in the coming years. For the company, apprenticeships are very beneficial, while providing individuals the opportunity for a high-quality and respected route into employment. Investment in young people is a key part of our development strategy for the plants and service facilities and it is vital that we attract the very best young talent to ensure the company has the right skills for the future. Thus, we seek to improve the image of apprenticeships generally and to ensure that vocational training is recognized as a promising career path with attractive job prospects.

Besides the existing apprenticeship programmes in Germany, Austria and the UK, BMW Group offers more than 30 young Spaniards a tailor-made dual education programme providing a combination of practical training with BMW Group in Germany and additional theoretical qualification in various professional fields at the Universidad de Alcalá. This unique placement programme aims at expanding their employment prospects and offering valuable work experience with an international company.

Additionally, five of the young Spanish apprentices will be part of the vocational education and training at the plant Leipzig alongside other German and international apprentices, when they begin their placements in September 2015. The BMW Group looks to offer job opportunities to those who complete the programme successfully.

Short company / organisation description:

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was approximately € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility
Partners:

Fundación Universidad – Empresa, Universidad de Alcalá, Chamber of Commerce Leipzig

National Commitments:Do also have a look at the national commitment of your country

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