Assisting with department processes. Running interdepartmental meetings involving plant directors. Managing prototype vehicle fleet and recycling process of vehicles at end of use. Running/assisting/managing additional projects improving processes for the department and others within the plant.
My main areas of work were: - Managing the Bespoke Workshop, including procuring new machines, purchasing and logistics tracking. - Project management of all Bespoke cars, from small features to Coachbuilt cars. - Production data analysis. - Practical work in the workshop, including stripping down and building up cars, fitting trial parts and making production parts.
My role involved helping the planners with their projects and reports. On a more administritive side of things, I had daily and weekly reports to do, keeping the offices and other areas according to 5S standards and communicating with people from various departments
Day to day work in Supply Chain Planning as an intern consists of a mixture of recurring tasks and project work - you will be given progressively more responsibility throughout (especially if you show initiative and show that you're up for a challenge). It is a very structured team, with lot's of team based projects, so there are many meetings per day to stay on track with tasks. That being said, ad hoc tasks are also very common, depending on capacity of planners etc. - which makes your day more exciting!
- Improvement of the return process for defective parts - Creation of a new tool for optimal monitoring of defects reported by dealers. - Creation of a dashboard. Coordination and steering of KPI's - Analysis of data to offer improvement opportunities - Support and implementation of quality improvements through the problem management process - Pre-series car inspections
I worked in Geometric Integration, part of the Total Vehicle Quality department. I was involved in the launch development of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, successor to the most successful car in the company's 116 year history. Having the opportunity to work on this project was fantastic, especially for me having a keen interest in automotive engineering. There was a wide range of variety to my tasks and although not every single one was thrilling (as you'd expect), I was able to appreciate that they needed to be done! I was required to spend a lot of time hands-on with the cars, which was awesome. For many tasks, I was able to go about them in my own way.
It wasn't exactly related to my degree. I found the internship a bit boring at times and I feel that the company didn't use my full potential. Things weren't as smooth as I would expect them to be from the start and my own team was barely approachable for any help. Other than that, it was great working for a company like Rolls Royce but I would rather have a job where I feel that I'm valued.
Great insight into several projects and initiatives. Keeps year interesting and challenging leading to more learnings and increased personal growth. Got given routine tasks as well as ad-hoc projects with quite a decent amount of responsibility, which raises self-esteem and learning opportunities. Company culture is incredibly welcoming, open-minded, encouraging and as a result, really helped me gain confidence in voicing my ideas and opinions and show initiative.
For my first internship it was everything I expected and more. I was never at a loss for what to do and the work was all relatively challenging. The best part however were the friends I made while at BMW. There were between 40 - 80 interns at the plant so there were plenty of people in the same boat as me leading to some great connections being made and some great socials. Great time!
I was an intern in the liaison engineering team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and thoroughly enjoyed my time wth the team here. Everyone is friendly, eager to help, and interested in what you can bring to the team. Depsite being a student and not a fully fledged member of the team, your ideas and thoughts are valued and considered as if you were. I can definitely reccomend a placement here to anyone who is thinking about it.
There were parts of my placement I really enjoyed, working with some incredible cars and getting an insight into the developement of new models before the public. I also had the oppertunity to do some interesting jobs, working in different departments for extended periods seeing how they opperate. Interns usually get the oppertunity to tour different bmw group factories in the UK which is a fanatstic experience. However, partly due to managerial changes I was often left without direction and had to get on with things myself. Consequently, I did find there were times when I didn't have much to do. I don't think all interns experience this and I think my managers were aware of this and will hopefully improve the situation for the next intern.