Since 2009, Babcock has been the trusted training partner to BMW UK, and in 2015 we secured a further five-year partnership with this motoring giant. Each year, we deliver approximately 37,500 training days at the purpose-built BMW Academy. Our fully managed services cover both technical and non-technical training days – including an Ofsted graded ‘Excellent’ apprenticeship programme with up to 200+ people joining every year and 500 on the programme. Our responsibilities also extend to BMW Group events such as new product launches, award days and graduations. In order to provide such a wide range of services, we have circa 90 employees at the Academy where there’s a 32-bay workshop, 25 training classrooms and a separate Brand and Customer Institute where Babcock delivers interactive training to bring each brand to life. 2018 saw Babcock deliver the first Virtual Classrooms for the BMW Group UK Academy in the Technical and Non-Technical world, a world premier for BMW AG across the globe.