Sandwell Students Visit BMWMon, 24 Feb 2020The Careers Team took three Year 13 and five Year 11 students to the BMW Hams Hall Apprenticeship Event at the beginning of February. On arrival the students were given a bag with a pen and leaflets regarding BMW Apprenticeships inside. Whilst having refreshments we were joined by the current BMW Apprentices, who chatted to the students about their time at BMW. The students were then given headphones to wear during the tour of the production plant so that we could hear the guide over the noise! The plant specialises in making engines for the Mini, the I8 and the X models - there are a staggering 74 engines per hour produced within production! The students were then shown a presentation of the fabulous opportunities that BMW has to offer their Apprentices. A question and answer session followed, and the students had the opportunity to ask questions about the best way to apply for one of the limited positions available. At least two of Sandwell Academy students have already put their applications in to BMW. The students found the event very informative and were a credit to themselves and the Academy. Year 13 student, Nathaneal Britton said, “The BMW visit to the Hams Hall Plant was great experience: we had the opportunity to have a look at the great working conditions of the workers and also had an insight to their future plans. In addition, we had the opportunity to ask questions about the education side and how they support apprenticeship students, and we were able to speak to current apprentices, which helped me have a further understanding about the system. I enjoyed the day and I hope to get another chance to visit a great company like BMW”.