»BMW employs around 9,000 people directly in the UK, mainly in four production facilities and three sales and service companies.
Our investment in employee skills is of enormous importance and takes many forms, from coaching, mentoring to formal education programs, including our internships and postsecondary programs, which are the single largest source of future employee talent and are programs for existing employees.«
The BMW Group itself implements the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering in the United Kingdom, as does Academia Higher Education College Maribor in Slovenia, the latter in conjunction with the publicly recognized Higher Education Mechanical Engineering program.
“This program allows graduates to advance into a variety of jobs, including Control Engineer, Process Manager, Maintenance Technician and Planner. The program provides an appropriate level of knowledge and skills, meets the needs of the company and the individual, and ensures that employees are appropriately skilled in the job and able to meet the standard that the industry expects.”
“The program also supports the individual in continuing formal education,” wrote Simon Farrall, Head of Traineeships and Professional Training at BMW UK in a letter of support.