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Mini Plant Oxford Launches Apprentice Recruitment

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LONDON – Jan 18, 2013: Young people with a passion for manufacturing and business have the chance to apply for an apprenticeship at MINI Plant Oxford.

The business is looking for 32 new recruits to take up places at the Oxford Plant in August. There are a further 13 places available at MINI’s other production sites at Swindon and Hams Hall, near Birmingham.

Apprenticeships last between three and four years and cover a wide range of skills from human resources and business to electrical maintenance and engineering.

The training leads to an NVQ level three qualification and some apprentices will have the opportunity to progress right through to degree level.

Technical apprentices will attend Plant Oxford’s newly opened training school, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, dedicated computer study areas and a fully-equipped workshop. Business and IT apprentices will attend Abingdon and Witney College in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University to help deliver the programme.

Simon Farrall, head of training for the UK, said: “Investment in skilled young people is a key part of our development strategy for the plant. It is vital that we attract the very best young talent to ensure the business has the right skills for the future, and we are delighted to be able to continue to offer young people a chance to join our modern apprenticeship programme.”

The new apprentices will join more than 160 existing apprentices across the company’s production plants at Oxford, Swindon, Hams Hall, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited in Goodwood.

Young people can apply for an apprenticeship through a new Facebook page, which can be found at, or via the plant’s website at and clicking on the “People” button. The closing date for applications is 1March 2013.