Apprentices

Our award-winning Apprenticeship programmes are not just for anyone. They are for people who have a passion for learning. They are for people determined to succeed. They are for the people who will be able to make the most of the hands-on experience and qualifications we offer.

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APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

Become an Apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover and you’ll learn from the best. You’ll work on projects that have a real impact on our global success. You’ll also be rewarded as you develop your skills and start on the road to building an impressive career.

There are two routes within the Apprenticeship Scheme; Advanced and Degree. Whether you join us as an Advanced or Degree Apprentice depends on your education level and your interests.

The Advanced Scheme is designed for those who have at least completed GCSEs and runs for four years. The Degree Schemes run for six years, and are appropriate for those who have completed at least appropriate A-Levels or, for the Engineering degree apprenticeship, a BTEC Level 3 in an Engineering or Technology related subject, or, for the Commercial (Finance) apprenticeship, a Level 3 qualification in a relevant business discipline.

Further details on the amount of credits and awards required can be found below in each Scheme’s What you’ll need section.

 
    • OUR ADVANCED APPRENTICE PATHWAYS

      As an Advanced Apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark in pathways such as:

      • Automotive
        Working at the forefront of vehicle technology, you’ll support test developments to existing models or help build entirely new experimental concepts. You’ll develop the flexibility to work with mechanical and electrical components, and we’ll also teach you a range of traditional hand fitting and machining skills.
      • Maintenance
        Keeping our manufacturing operation running smoothly is vital to our success, so you’ll carry out preventative maintenance, diagnose and fix faults on complex machinery and equipment. We’ll also help you develop the ability to use problem-solving skills on robots, logistics, process systems and electrical and mechanical components.
      • Manufacturing Support
        In this area, you’ll work to improve our manufacturing techniques and processes, helping us to deliver the highest quality end products to our customers. You’ll gain knowledge of all our vehicle and production techniques, reporting on assembly solutions, standardisation, quality and economic best practice.
      • Tool Room/Model factory
        Combining traditional manual skills with the latest technology, you’ll help maintain or develop some of our most innovative products. You’ll cover a range of skilled disciplines, all of which are essential to the development of new and existing models.
      WHAT TO EXPECT
      • Join us as an Advanced Apprentice and you’ll combine college-based learning with hands-on training gained at one of our manufacturing plants or vehicle workshops. Your first year will be spent at college, learning the engineering basics you’ll need in your role with us. Outside of college term times, you’ll enrich your studies working alongside members of our skilled workforce. During your second year, you’ll continue to gain practical experience at our facilities, attending college two days per week whilst you study for further qualifications. This will reduce to one day per week in your final years.
      WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU
      • Together with invaluable commercial and professional experience, you’ll also gain a number of academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time us, which are fully paid for by us. These include:
        • NVQ Level 2 Foundation Competencies
        • NVQ Level 3 Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) business requirement dependant
        • A technical certificate; BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
      • REWARDS & RECOGNITION

      As an Advanced Apprentice, your starting wage will be over £230 a week, increasing every six months provided you continue to perform well. Upon completion of the scheme, you can expect to be earning over £450 per week.

      We’ll also pay your tuition and course fees, and offer you all the support and mentoring you need. A generous holiday allowance will be part of your package, and as many of our facilities have their own gyms and sports halls, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for play at the end of the working day.

      • WHAT YOU’LL NEED

      To apply for the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, you’ll need five GCSEs (or an academic equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths, English and a Science / Technology / Engineering related subject.

    • OUR ENGINEERING PATHWAYS

      Join us as an Engineering Degree Apprentice, and you’ll start influencing our success in pathways across our business, including:

      • Production Supervision
        Growing your practical engineering knowledge and developing your supervisory skills to ensure your team deliver high quality products; you’ll be working in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment.
      • Purchasing
        Business acumen is key to this area.  In our Engineering Cost Estimation department, you’ll develop a core understanding of engineering in addition to a range of financial and analytical skills. In other roles, you’ll solve supplier technical issues in our manufacturing sites while developing your overall technical knowledge. You’ll also visit suppliers to help them grow their lean manufacturing techniques and quality approach and will benefit from exposure to several other business functions as part of your development.
      • Design
        Here you’ll build on our iconic designs or breathe life into new ones. You’ll do this in one of three ways; by translating 2D concepts into 3D products, developing concepts and data into digital or clay models, or turning geometrical data into exciting new vehicles.
      • Product Development
        In this area, you’ll apply your engineering skills in one of two key areas. You may work with Vehicle Calibration carrying out performance data tests to support our vehicle development programmes. Alternatively, you might work in Computer Aided Design where you’ll learn forming and machining techniques prior to blending Computer Aided Engineering and Modelling to generate vehicle geometry.
      • Manufacturing Engineering
        In this role, you’ll be pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products. Your studies will help you focus on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch our products on time.
      WHAT TO EXPECT
      • As an Engineering Degree Apprentice, you’ll combine institution-based learning with hands-on experience gained at one of our manufacturing plants or vehicle workshops. You’ll spend the majority of your first year at college, learning the fundamentals of engineering. Outside of term time, you’ll compliment your studies working at your allocated facility. During your second year with us, you’ll continue to work within one of our expert teams whilst you further your qualifications at college two days a week. In later years, you’ll attend the prestigious University of Warwick on a block-release basis to study for a full engineering degree.
      WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU
      • As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications, such as:
        • NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations
        • NVQ3 in Business Improvement Techniques or NVQ3 Vocational Related Skills
        • NVQ4 in Engineering Manufacturing
        • Foundation degree
        • A fully sponsored BEng degree in Applied Engineering
      • REWARDS & RECOGNITION
        • As a Degree Apprentice, your starting salary will be at least £18,550 per year, increasing every six months on the condition that you continue to meet our expectations. Upon completion of the scheme you can expect to be earning over £35,500 per year.
        • We’ll also cover your tuition and course fees, and ensure you receive all the support and mentoring you need. A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits. And with on-site facilities like gyms and sports hall, plus regular social events, you’ll have plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.
      • WHAT YOU’LL NEED
        • To join the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme you’ll need five GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths, English and a Science / Technology / Engineering related subject. In addition, you’ll also need two A-Levels at grade C or above in Mathematical subjects or a combination of a Mathematical subject and Science, Technology or Engineering related subjects. A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification or equivalent in an Engineering or Technology related discipline (180 credits with a minimum of a merit award in the maths element) will also be considered.
    • FINANCE

      You’ll work as part of a team that affects every element of our business, with the ideas you come up with listened to and supported. You will begin the Apprenticeship learning the core functions of Finance, before rotating around the business experiencing roles in Product Development Finance, Manufacturing Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Sales Finance, and many more.

      WHAT TO EXPECT
      • As a Commercial Degree Apprentice, you’ll combine institution-based learning with professional experience gained at our world-class facilities. Throughout the programme you’ll attend the BPP University College of Professional Studies in Birmingham on a day release basis, completing a series of courses and exams fully paid for by Jaguar Land Rover. In the first 18 months you’ll study towards the CIMA Certificate Level qualification, before completing a further 9 exams to become a fully qualified CIMA Chartered Accountant. You’ll also have the chance to undertake a top-up degree, gaining you a BSc in Professional Accounting.
      WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU
      • As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications, such as:
        • Certificate Level of the CIMA qualification
        • Further exams to become a fully qualified CIMA Chartered Accountant
        • A top-up degree to gain a BSc in Professional Accounting
      • REWARDS & RECOGNITION
        • As a Commercial Degree Apprentice, your starting salary will be at least £18,550 per year, increasing every six months on the condition that you continue to meet our expectations. Upon completion of the scheme you can expect to be earning over £35,500 per year.
        • We’ll also cover your tuition and course fees, and ensure you receive all the support and mentoring you need. A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits. And with on-site facilities like gyms and sports hall, plus regular social events, you’ll have plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.
      • WHAT YOU’LL NEED
        • For those interested in entering the world of Finance, the entry requirements differ slightly. You’ll need 280 UCAS points gained from 3 A-Levels, one of which must be a grade B in a numerical or business related subject (Maths, Physics, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, etc.). Applications from those without A-levels will ideally have a 180 credit level 3 extended diploma in a relevant Business discipline (graded D/M/M). In addition, you’ll also need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English.

BEHAVIOURS

When it comes to selecting the right people to become Degree or Advanced apprentices, it’s as much about attitude as it is about academic success. That’s why in addition to the academic qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to possess the following key behaviours.  From problem-solving abilities to an enthusiasm for our industry, these are all attributes that will be vital in your role at Jaguar Land Rover and will be assessed throughout the application process.

 
    • Here, we’ll look for you to demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning by seeking out opportunities to increase understanding, taking on board feedback and applying new skills.

    • We’ll look for your willingness to help others and will want to see you making an effort to get on with people, with an awareness of your own impact on colleagues. It is also important for us to know you will be able to really contribute to activities, communicate effectively and be respectful to others views.

    • We want you to show an interest in how things work and an enjoyment of practical hands on activities. It is also important for you to be able to demonstrate an understanding of what is involved in an apprenticeship, and the responsibility that will be yours.

    • This is where we’ll need you to demonstrate an ability to follow instructions or rules, along with good attention to detail, checking for errors and looking for ways to improve things.

    • Here, we’ll look at your ability to take accountability and responsibility for your work, adapt to new developments, maintain a positive approach when faced with problems and being persistent in your approach to getting things done.

    • An ability to think things through logically before acting; asking for help when needed is important. We’ll also want you to be able to follow instructions and clearly explain things.

JLR APPRENTICE SOCIAL

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Instagram Competition

Six exciting legs over six nail-biting weeks, and plenty of Apprentice champions. Winter 2015 saw the launch of #JLRRaceToWin, Jaguar Land Rover’s dedicated Apprentice competition on Instagram.

The first of its kind to be run on the social platform, budding Apprentices joined the race to the finish line and in the process, helped us to create the longest Instagram race ever constructed. Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our race champions, winners of tickets to the Jaguar Alive Tour – a chance to see how our exhilarating vehicles are brought to life at one of our state-of-the-art testing facilities.

This year’s race may be over, but your journey to an exciting career with Jaguar Land Rover has only just begun. Find out more about our winners and prizes, and keep up to date with the latest Apprentice news and future competitions by adding us on Instagram and Facebook, or by following us on Snapchat.

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FAQ

    • A: From our perspective, you’re a full time employee and will be treated as such. However, please talk with your college about the additional benefits associated with student status.

    • A: No, as the venue is classed as your place of work. However, Wolverhampton Apprentices are an exception to this rule during induction week as they will not be at their home college during this time.

    • A: One of the colleges has halls of residence. In addition we have an accommodation officer in place that can provide support.

    • A: If you don’t have appropriate holiday days accumulated, you’ll have a placement with your home department.

    • A: We’ll give you an opportunity to state your preferences after outlining your options. Our team then establish the best fit between your aspirations and our business needs. However, if the majority want a certain route we balance this with the business needs that the cohort has been hired for. This means that you may not get your first choice. If we have to choose who gets which position, the people with the highest Assessment Centre score will get the first choices.

    • A: Yes. If there’s a sufficient match between your previous qualifications, we’ll look at prior learning accreditation against the pathway you’re aligned to.

    • A: That will be an outcome of the pathway you’re aligned to, and will be decided during induction week.

    • A: Unfortunately due to the high number of applications this is not possible. However, if you have progressed through our recruitment process we would strongly recommend you consider re-applying the following year provided you expect to acquire the necessary qualifications.

    • A: Upon completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship you could discuss this option with your line manager. However the Advanced Programme is not designed as a stepping stone into the Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

    • A: You cannot choose your college as we have built up strong relationships with our learning providers who are focused on meeting our business needs.

    • A: You will be assessed periodically throughout your Apprenticeship. If you meet the target criteria you will enjoy incremental increases every 6 months. This will be explained in further detail in your induction.

    • A: We can’t guarantee you a job. Various factors will be taken into consideration, including your performance on the scheme. However, over the last seven years all of our apprentices have been given an opportunity on completion of their apprenticeship and have taken up positions in the company.

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