There are many benefits to becoming a BMW Scholar:
- Gain invaluable work experience at BMW's only U.S. automotive plant
- Earn an associate degree with tuition assistance offered by BMW
- Make money working part-time while taking classes
- Be considered for full-time BMW job positions
Length of program
The BMW Scholars Program is one-and-a-half to two years long. It requires that you take classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Number of students
BMW hired 35 students during the Fall 2012 semester. Future numbers will fluctuate based on need.
BMW realizes that they may need to be flexible in establishing a work schedule. A preferred schedule would include classes in the morning and the ability to work in the afternoon.
Wages will be discussed during the interview process.
Although the intention is to offer full-time positions upon completion of the program, there is no obligation for continued employment by BMW or the student upon program completion.
As a BMW Scholar, you will spend each weekday both in class and working at the plant. While working, you will have a mentor in each area to guide and teach you. Initially, you will get a strong foundation of the vehicle by working within the production process. The area in which you will be working will rotate as you go through the program and may include the body shop, paint shop, and assembly.
BMW accepts applications in the spring with an interview and testing process in June. BMW will then begin sponsoring tuition assistance upon student acceptance, and accepted students will begin working at the plant in August. Contact us for specific dates for the next application period.