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.

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 runs for four years and it’s designed for those who are taking their GCSEs this academic year or have already completed them. The Degree Schemes run for six years, and are appropriate for those who are in their final year of A Levels or have completed the  appropriate A Levels or vocational qualifications required.

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

Please only make one application for our Apprentice vacancies. Read all scheme information carefully and apply to the one position that aligns most with your qualifications, skills, experience and interests. We will not process any duplicate applications.

 
    • 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.

      OUR ADVANCED APPRENTICE ROUTES

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

      • MANUFACTURING
        Working within one of the largest functions within our business, you’ll play an integral part in delivering our current product range of vehicles to the highest quality standards, not just meeting our customers’ expectations, but exceeding them too. Based in world-class manufacturing facilities such as press shops, body shops, paint shops and vehicle assembly areas, you’ll join either our mechatronic maintenance or toolmaking teams, helping to maintain automated and advanced technologies. With real responsibility from day one, we’ll also look to you to help maximise production efficiencies and maintain all associated plant equipment to ensure our state-of-the-art production facilities continue to run smoothly.
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      • AUTOMOTIVE
        Join us in Automotive, and you’ll find yourself at the very forefront of vehicle technology. You could work as part of our Powertrain teams, helping to develop new engines or working to control and reduce CO2 emissions in line with ever changing regulations. Join us in Product Development, and you could help to test developments to existing models, build entirely new experimental concepts, contribute to the building of bespoke vehicles, assist in the launch of new models or even help to maintain the marketing fleet. And in Technical Support, you could help to develop and test our vehicles and parts, be they chassis, body or electrical components, ensuring that the high expectations of our customers are met. Whichever area you join us in, you can be sure of developing your knowledge and skills within a truly world-class team, all whilst playing your part in the creation of the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
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      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:

      • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
      • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (route specific)
      • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
      WHAT YOU’LL NEED

      To apply for the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, you’ll need Maths (higher paper) and English Language GCSE C Grade or above (Grade 4-9) or an academic equivalent.
      In addition, you will need three GCSEs (or equivalent) including a Natural Science, Engineering or Technology related subject at C Grade or above (or equivalent), or as an alternative, Engineering vocational qualification Level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH).

      REWARDS

      As an Advanced Apprentice, your starting salary will be approximately £13,000 per year. Your salary increases every six months, provided you continue to perform well. Upon completion of the scheme, you can expect to be earning approximately £35,000 per year.

      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.

    • OUR ENGINEERING ROUTES
      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 one to 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 BEng engineering degree.

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

      • ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
        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.
      • PRODUCT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
        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.
      • 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.
      WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU

      As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications, such as:

      • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
      • Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Manufacture (Development Competence)
      • Foundation Degree (Development Knowledge)
      • BEng (Hons) Degree in Applied Engineering
      • Level 6 Apprentices will be selected for one of the following routes:
        • Control / Technical Support Engineer
        • Electrical / Electronic Technical Support Engineer
        • Product Design and Development Engineer
        • Manufacturing Engineer
      WHAT YOU’LL NEED

      To join the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme you’ll need Maths (higher paper) and English Language GCSE C Grade or above (Grade 4-9) or an academic equivalent.

      In addition, you will need three GCSEs (or equivalent) including a Natural Science, Engineering or Technology related subject at C Grade or above, or as an alternative, Engineering vocational qualification Level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH).

      Also, you’ll need one of the following two:

      • Two A Levels to include Maths and an additional Mathematical/Physics/Chemistry/Technology or Engineering subject at C Grade or above
      • Or A Level Maths at C Grade or above plus an Engineering Level 3 qualification of 120 credit value (720 GLH)
      REWARDS

      As a Degree Apprentice, your starting salary will be at least £18,500 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 £36,000 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.

      Apply now
    • WHAT TO EXPECT

      Joining the Degree Apprenticeship Scheme in Finance & Accountancy could involve diverse roles such as Accounts Payable, Marketing Sales & Service, Finance, Business Assurance, Supplier Risk and Tax. Each role will provide you with the opportunity to grow your finance and commercial skills at the same time as growing your analytical abilities. You’ll work towards your apprenticeship whilst rotating around some core areas within Finance and studying through day release to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

      OUR FINANCE & ACCOUNTANCY DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP ROUTE

      Join the Finance & Accountancy Degree Apprenticeship Scheme and you’ll start influencing every element of our business.

      WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU

      As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications, such as:

      • Level 4 Diploma in Business Accounting
      • BSc in Accounting & Finance
      • Full CIMA Chartered Accountancy qualification
      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 three A Levels, one of which must be a B Grade 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 five GCSEs at C Grade or above, including Maths and English Language, or equivalent.

      REWARDS

      As a Finance & Accountancy Degree Apprentice, your starting salary will be at least £18,500 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 £36,000 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. 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.

      Apply now

QAMAR IQBAL

“I got the chance to be part of the development of the Discovery Sport.”

Qamar Iqbal, 22, joined Jaguar Land Rover three years ago as an Advanced Apprentice, after completing his studies.

“The apprenticeship allows me to gain vital qualifications, while at the same time doing something I enjoy and have a passion for. I get to work with innovative technology, applying what I’ve learnt in the classroom back in the workplace.

I got the chance to be part of the development of the Discovery Sport. Definitely my proudest moment so far. I even travelled overseas to Belgium for testing. My contribution was to instrument the vehicle with various sensors and gauges, and analyse the stresses and strains.

As an Advanced Apprentice, the key is to have good attention to detail in everything you do – especially in timekeeping and organisation, as the culture here is fast-paced, yet enjoyable. Everyone is always willing to offer help and advice.”

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LUCY FARRINGDON

“The best part? Gaining a world-renowned qualification while earning.”

“Jaguar Land Rover’s Apprenticeship Scheme allowed me to learn about myself and my potential to succeed. It also offered real career prospects and I could earn while I learned, all while being surrounded by a diverse group of individuals. It meant I had responsibility and could really make an impact for the business.

During the programme, I was able to participate in Micro-Tyco. This is a charity event that helps women in economically-challenged areas of the world. It helped me develop my entrepreneurial skills as you have to raise as much money as possible in new and innovative ways.

There is also a great community at Jaguar Land Rover. You’re surrounded by focused and committed individuals who are all aiming to achieve great things.”

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MOLLY CARTWRIGHT

“The Apprenticeship offers many challenges and opportunities and there is always someone there to support you.”

“Since joining the Apprenticeship Scheme, I’ve met people of all ages and backgrounds. The atmosphere at Jaguar Land Rover is very friendly and people are always willing to help. It’s been a great experience and it’s given me a real insight into the automotive industry. It’s slowly introduced me to the ‘world of work’, all while getting paid and improving my skills.

While on the scheme, I took part in a team improvement circle project (TIC) where my teammates and I had to devise an improvement idea for our department. We then had to present our ideas to a panel of judges. I was really proud to participate and our hard work paid off. Not only did I improve my presentation and interaction skills, but our team were named winners and we got to fly to China as a result.

The biggest learning curve for me though was the introduction to tooling and different processes. But there are many ways my learning has been supported, through online information, support from tutors and The Employee Learning Scheme fund.”

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SHANNON LYNCH

“I chose this route over university because of the industry experience I would get, alongside my qualifications.”

“I found out about the Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeship in year ten at school when I took part in the Young Women In The Know week. Jaguar Land Rover put this on to give young women an insight into engineering and inspire them to take up a career in it. For me, it did just that. Afterwards, I started my Degree Apprenticeship.

Since starting, I’ve had a lot of exposure to different roles within my department and for six months I actually got to take on a lead engineering role. More recently I’ve been involved with Virtual Engineering where I focused on building CAD-based tools to help improve our design process.

In addition to my in-work development, I have had the opportunity to take part in many CSR events, where I have represented the company at schools and careers events, speaking to young people about careers in engineering. I look forward to the next few years of my Apprenticeship and am excited about what else is to come.”

Find out more about Advanced Apprenticeships

Our Young Women in the Know Scheme

We’re committed to inspiring tomorrow’s engineers. A big part of this commitment is striving to change the outdated perceptions of engineering and manufacturing, and encouraging more women to consider careers in these fields. Our Young Women In The Know scheme was launched in 2012, and has since engaged more than 200 participants.


WHAT TO EXPECT

During the week, you’ll get the chance to tour Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing, design and engineering sites, meet current female apprentices, graduates and managers and spend a day gaining hands-on work experience alongside our expert engineering teams.

All applicants will be screened by the apprentice recruitment team, which is aligned with the standard apprentice application process. Those who meet the requirements and are selected to participate in the Young Women In The Know scheme will attend an assessment centre at the end of the course, to hopefully join the full Advanced or Degree apprenticeship scheme.

Applications for our Young Women In The Know Scheme are now closed but will reopen in October 2017. You can still apply for our Apprenticeship Schemes until 31st December 2016.

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BEHAVIOURS

 

When it comes to selecting the right people to become Advanced or Degree apprentices, it’s as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the 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 the views of others.

    • 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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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.

 

Events

Throughout the year we hold a number of events and roadshows across the UK.

It’s a great chance to learn about our programmes and to ask us any questions you might have about what opportunities we have to offer. Take a look at the events below to see when we’re heading in your direction.

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      17/11/2016Skills ShowBirmingham NEC
      18/11/2016Skills ShowBirmingham NEC
      19/11/2016Skills ShowBirmingham NEC
      28/11/2016WMG Academy for Young EngineersJaguar Land Rover & Supplier Roadshow18.00-20.00251 Mitchell Ave,Coventry, CV4 8DYRegister
    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue 
      08/12/2016Highfield SchoolJaguar Land Rover & Supplier Roadshow6pm - 8pmBoundary Way, Wolverhampton, WV4 4NTRegister
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