Duration: 4 years

Location: Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Halewood, Hams Hall (Battery Assembly Centre), Wolverhampton (Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre)

Salary: c. £15,850

There's no need to choose between education and practical skills because our Advanced Apprenticeship gives you both. You can broaden your mind with brand-new concepts at your training provider and put them into action here at JLR. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies in your field, and the next you'll be interacting with them – propelling your experiences beyond where peers on other programmes.

And while we open your horizons to the future of automotive technology, we’ll also enable you to complete a level 3 apprenticeship and qualification/s relevant to your apprentice programme. You will spend your first year with your education training provider, working at JLR alongside members of our skilled teams.

You’ll learn how to always work and make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of our products or equipment.


There are three pathways to choose from- Manufacturing, Automotive or Property.


Applications open: 1 February 2024

Applications close: 29 March 2024

Manufacturing is at the heart of the Industrial Operations chapter here at JLR. Our Industrial Operations function incorporates all teams across Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply Chain, and consolidates accountability for the complete ecosystem of how we produce our vehicles, in one place. Manufacturing create thousands of vehicles every day at our production facilities, and you’ll have the opportunity to influence the future of how our vehicles are made.

You’ll develop your understanding of manufacturing principles and could get involved in activities such as preventive or reactive maintenance across our technology areas, vehicle inspections and repairs or building your understanding of core measurement principles and practices, performing measurement tasks using tools, and engaging with engineers who use the data to make adjustments. But whichever team you join you’ll learn to operate safely at all times and develop your problem-solving skills.

Within the West Midlands you could join us in our Solihull Plant, Global Manufacturing Engineering (GME), Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Manufacturing or Industrial Operations Programme Delivery or our Battery Assembly Centre, Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre. We also have roles available based in our Halewood team based in Liverpool.


What you'll need

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 or higher and in addition 3 further GCSEs at level 4 or higher to include one STEM subject OR an Engineering vocational qualification level 3 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

Automotive Pathway

Our enviable heritage in engineering means we’re best placed to power the future of movement. And right now, we’re putting more energy than ever into reimagining what that looks like. It makes for meaningful work that’s always evolving in an environment that is collaborative, open, diverse and dynamic. We’re engineering the future of movement.

The scale of our knowledge and expertise informs our ambition. So the scope to take us even further, faster, is unlimited. Our apprentices don’t just get to define modern luxury design that is better for the planet. We invest in them with an ever-evolving range of training and technology, wrapped up in a collaborative approach to developing their skills and knowledge where career development is decided in consultation.

And while we’re giving you a platform to make a real difference for us and our customers, we’ll also enable you to complete your level 3 apprenticeship and achieve a relevant vocational qualification. You will spend your first year with your education provider, Warwick Trident College in Leamington Spa, working at a JLR plant alongside members of our skilled teams.

On the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Automotive, you’ll be based in our Engineering Operations (EO), Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) or Design teams. You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process. Below outlines further details of these areas.

Engineering Operations

Applications closed

At the heart of JLR Engineering, Engineering Operations underpin technical innovation and product delivery with engineering delivery, tools and processes and specialist technical services to deliver our world class products. A diverse team, Engineering Operations harness a variety of skill sets, from information management and data analytics, to building and testing prototypes.

Engineering Operations are fundamentally involved at every stage of the engineering process and are driving an exciting transformation in the way we engineer and deliver our products with class leading technology and quality.

As a Level 3 Advanced Apprentice in this area, you will work towards an exciting career with us, developing critical skills for your future.

What you'll need

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 or higher and in addition 3 further GCSEs at level 4 or higher to include one STEM subject OR an Engineering vocational qualification level 3 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.


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Good news! We do not require a CV or cover letter to apply. Simply complete your online application form telling us about you, your motivations and your experience. Click ‘apply now’ to get started.

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If you progress to the next stage we’ll ask you to complete a series of short online tests which you will complete independently. Passing this stage is based on your scores from completing your online assessments. Don’t forget to use the practice area to help you prepare. Click here to enter the practice test area.

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The next stage is the virtual assessment centre. This consists of a presentation exercise and behavioural interview. You’ll be provided with a preparation guide to help you at this final stage.

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We’ll share the outcome of your assessment centre within 2 weeks of you completing it. If you are successful, we’ll make you a verbal offer and confirm this in writing via email.

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Before you join JLR, we’ll give you all the information you need through post-offer engagement events, online platforms and more. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, we’re here every step of the way.

Want support with further guidance on our application process? You’re in the right place. Our new employability hub contains a breakdown at each stage and plenty of hints, tips and insight to help you to ace the assessment process and secure your dream offer.


Reasons to join


Build on your experiences, gain industry insights, work towards formal qualifications and earn a competitive salary – uncover a future of possibilities!


Learn and grow from industry-leading experts with your personal and professional development as their focus – together, we achieve great things!


Join with other apprentices and early careers hires. With opportunities to network and be proactive, the Early Careers Community get involved in many social events – from football and dance to ski trips, Christmas parties and summer festivals. Ease into working life in a way that suits you.


Develop the skills, knowledge and practical experience across your four-year programme to unlock your career - your future is what you make of it!

What to expect

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You’ll start with your corporate and local inductions into JLR in early September 2024. Then, you’ll receive an overview of our business and future strategic direction, as well as networking with other joiners and key stakeholders, including our D&I networks, and experience our exciting work environment.

You’ll also have an induction with your training provider to learn more about your programme of study and what’s involved over the duration of your apprenticeship.

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Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will be supported by your line manager, a dedicated JLR cohort leader, and your training provider. They will be able to offer, if and when required, a range of academic guidance, pastoral support and workplace experiences to enable you to fulfil your potential.

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Our Apprenticeship programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional training and development. We encourage you to think big, showcasing your creativity and innovation. Learn from industry experts and support networks who are there for you every step of the way. Develop experiences which will provide you with real-life industry insight.

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Completing your apprenticeship

During the final months of your apprenticeship, you will undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) which is aligned to your apprenticeship standard. The EPA is an independent assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have developed throughout your time on the apprenticeship.

Julie - Training and development supervisor

Hi, I’m Julie! I work to support the Level 3 Apprentices in Fen End. There are lots of people like me who work across all areas of the business. My role as a Training and Development Supervisor is to ensure that Apprentices have the best learning experience within our area. I support with a wide range of matters including payroll, health and safety training and supporting you to follow JLRs processes and procedures which can be difficult to learn when you are new to the business! Me, and my colleagues from other JLR locations, will be main point of contact for you, and can also support you to find placements outside of your main team to enhance your learning and understanding of the wider business. We look forward to meeting you!


At JLR we are passionate about our people. We are committed to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and unified culture that is representative of our customers and the society in which we live; a culture where every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work and feel empowered to reach their full potential.

Find out more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion at JLR.

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Current opportunities

Applications for the 2024 programme have now closed.

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We’re always pleased to hear from interesting and talented people. So, if you have any questions about the Apprenticeship Programme, or if there’s anything else you’d like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Awards and recognition

At JLR, we are proud of the recognitions our programmes, recruitment campaigns and people receive, and partnerships we have with external organisations drive improvements across our business in diversity and inclusion.

As well as ranking 59th in the prestigious Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2023, check out some of our other recent awards and recognitions.

Ranked 59th in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2023

Ranked 22nd in the Cibyl 2023 Top 300 Graduate Employers in the UK

Ranked 35th in the Cibyl 2023 Top 200 School Leaver Employers in the UK

Best Emerging Talent Recruitment Strategy
The Firm Awards 2023

Ranked 39th in the DfE Apprenticeship Top 100 Employers 2023 (up 58 places)

Shortlisted for TargetJobs Graduate Employer of The Year in the Engineering, Manufacturing & Design sector 2023

Business in the Community ‘Race at Work Charter’

Ranked 77th in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100, 2023

Stonewall Diversity Champion

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