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January 2017 Newsletter
In this edition you will find information about Careers Fest and Apprenticeships at BMW.


‘O2i Opportunities to Inspire’ OCL Careers Fest, MINI Plant Oxford:  1st February 2017

This is an annual event for all students in the City of Oxford with the theme this year being ‘opportunities to inspire’.  The event will showcase a host of exciting employment opportunities in Oxfordshire over the next few years together with the types and levels of qualifications required.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a note of the change in assembly date and location: Wednesday 1st February in the Sixth Form Common Room

  2. Use the ‘Student Planner’ provided by your tutor to plan your route prior to the event

  3. Return your £4 to Student Reception to cover the transport cost

BMW  Apprenticeships - now open for applications until 13th March 2017:

For further information, and to apply for a place, please visit the BMW Facebook page: and/ or view the online brochure at:

BMW Girls Go Technical Programme - Apply Now!

BMW are again running their popular Girls Go Technical Programme, aimed at young ladies who are currently in Year 11 or older who are considering a technical apprenticeship within the manufacturing industry to commence in September 2017.

Participants will experience the day-to-day challenges encountered by our engineers and technical apprentices in our fascinating world-class factories through this exciting and unique opportunity.

A limited number of places are available on the scheme which will run during the Easter holiday from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April.

Those attending will be taken on a tour around two of the three manufacturing sites: Plant Oxford where MINI is built, Plant Hams Hall where engines are assembled and Plant Swindon, the Body and Pressings Plant.  Four days will be spent at the heart of our operations, two at the site closest to your home region for in-depth work experience, and two at Plant Oxford.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will have gained:

  • An in-depth awareness of manufacturing and engineering processes

  • An insight into the range of careers available – including technical roles

  • Enhanced interview and job application skills.

For further information, and to apply for a place on the programme, please visit our Facebook page:

Lines close at midnight on Monday 27th February 2017.