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The Future is Waiting.

The BMW Automotive Service Technician Education Program (STEP) is a 16-week, BMW-specific technician education course designed to prepare students for a career with BMW. The application process is open to graduates of post-secondary automotive schools (trade school or college) to further their knowledge with a BMW technical education.

The BMW Automotive STEP program is free to all students, provided a job as a technician is obtained at an authorized BMW dealership located in the United States within 30 days after graduation. Students are responsible for housing, food and program entry drug screen costs.

BMW STEP provides students with outstanding workshop-based, hands-on training and connects them upon graduation with multiple authorized BMW centers for career opportunities. Graduates are in high demand across the country, armed with an exclusive skill-set to work on vehicles considered to be among the most advanced in the industry.

Looking for the best of the best.

Qualifications to enter the BMW STEP program include:

  • Valid driver’s license acceptable to BMW standards
  • Completion of a post-secondary automotive program
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA at a post-secondary school
  • Student Work Portfolio Required – This new requirement will take effect on 9/30/20
    • Students applying to STEP will now need to submit a document and pictures (Word or PDF) of work they have performed demonstrating hand skills. The work performed can be from:
      • Work at an automotive repair shop (Tire store, garage, national chain)
      • Repairs or work they have done on their own car or family and friend cars
      • Work they have performed as part of their lessons in a post-secondary program
      • Home projects (home repairs, outdoor equipment repairs and maintenance, etc…)
      • Craft projects that involve the use of tools either hand, power or both
  • 95% attendance rate or better at a post-secondary school
  • Willingness and ability to accept a position at a BMW Dealership
  • Ability to support oneself during the training program process
  • Willingness to relocate if necessary
  • Drug screening
  • Background check

Amazing Opportunities Ahead.

BMW STEP is the ultimate training program for motivated service technicians. This program opens the door to a promising future with the leading retailer of luxury cars in the United States.

Conveniently Located.

BMW STEP offers five locations across the country for aspiring BMW Automotive Service Technicians:

  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • Orlando, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Ontario, CA
  • Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX

The candidate also needs to be prepared for the path ahead—not just academically, but socially, emotionally and financially as well.