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Engineering Visits BMW Mini

On the 2nd December,  Year 10 Engineering  students visited the BMW plant in Oxford for a grand tour of the facilities. The visit was organised to cover topics related to modern manufacturing and materials supply, which are key topics on the course they study. The students and accompanying teachers were very impressed by the scale of the operation and organisation that is required to produce 100 Minis every day!

The group asked lots of searching questions and expressed an interest in applying for apprenticeships with BMW. The course they are following is preparing them well to make these applications.

Student comments:

  • ‘One of the best trips I’ve been on’
  • ‘I couldn’t believe the number of robots working to assemble the cars’
  • ‘It’s amazing how they can track each Mini to make sure it has all the right parts’
  • ‘The robotic welding was truly amazing’

More visits are planned to both BMW and other local and national engineering companies.

James Giles, Head of Faculty – Technology, Engineering & ICT