Posted on :
5 Nov, 2010
BMW’s focus on engineering excellence allied to leading-edge design continues to drive successful, profitable expansion. In 2007 BMW sales increased by 8%, Mini by 18% and Rolls-Royce by 26% with, for the first time ever, over 1000 of the super luxury cars being produced in one year.
Graduates within the Commerce, Engineering and Information Technology disciplines from Universities and Universities of Technology (who have completed their in-service training) are given the opportunity to apply for the BMW Graduate Programme. This is a 24-month fixed term contract with the company.
The selection process runs from August – December annually. BMW conducts a needs analysis within the company to determine potential placement areas for graduate trainees. Applicants are assessed and short-listed based on their academic record and potential within the BMW corporate environment. Short listed Applicants are interviewed and the final selection takes place for start of contract by February each year.
In addition to being placed within a specific department within the business, the programme includes 18-24 months of specially identified training and development opportunities in three key categories which are Orientation, Interpersonal Development and Business Acumen. This is included in a personal development plan for each Graduate. All Graduates also go through an in-depth and informative Departmental Induction after the Company Induction. The Graduates are then exposed to the specialist departments through job rotation, based on project work, and each Graduate is given the opportunity to manage an individual project and then provide feedback to the various management circles.
Mentoring and coaching is essential to the individual Graduate’s success and this continues throughout the duration of the programme. This is an opportunity to give and receive feedback on progress made on the job as well as manage individual career expectations.
The disciplines for which you are eligible to apply as determined by the needs analysis are the following:
BMW001 – BSc/BEng/BTech Chemical Engineering
BMW002 – BSc/Chemistry/BTech Polymer Engineering
BMW003 – BSc/BEng/BTech Electrical Engineering
BMW004 – BSc/BEng/BTech Electronics or Computer Systems
BMW005 – BSc/BEng/BTech Industrial Engineering
BMW006 – BSc/BEng/BTech Mechanical Engineering
BMW007 – BSc/BEng/BTech Metallurgical Engineering
Should you be a self-motivated individual with a commitment to high personal performance and be interested in a career at BMW South Africa, you can apply by sending your comprehensive curriculum vitae, academic records, identity document, qualification(s) directly via email to [email protected], alternatively you may contact Ms Boitumelo Supi on (012)522-4112.