MG Motor UK has launched an apprenticeship programme with the top recruits being given the chance to hone their skills in China.
The trip is part of a two year advanced apprenticeship scheme being launched by MG as it looks to the future.
Successful candidates could earn HNC or HND qualifications with the possibility of a job at MG’s Longbridge plant.
The Birmingham site is where the current MG cars were designed and engineered and where final assembly also takes place.
Apprentices will train in general assembly and in the sales and marketing department.
First year earnings are £7,654 with exceptional candidates being given the chance to go to China and visit MG’s parent company, SAIC Motor during year two.
MG Motor UK HR manager, Louise Lane, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for youngsters to join in what is the birth of the new MG.
“For the right candidates, this will be the start of a great career in the industry.”
Applicants need five GCSEs including maths, English and a core
The scheme gets underway in August and the closing date for applications is April 8.
The company has also announced it has appointed GMAC UK, a subsidiary of Ally Financial, as its preferred wholesale financing provider for dealerships.
It expands on an existing preferred retail financing relationship between the two companies established last year.
Guy Jones, sales and marketing director of MG Motor UK, said: “GMAC has demonstrated its leadership in the market with attractive financing offerings and high levels of service.
“The relationship with GMAC will be very beneficial as we seek to broaden our product line and increase sales in the UK.”