LEVEL 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship


Duration: 4 years

Location: West Midlands (all sites)

Salary: £24,480

Work, learn and grow alongside our engineering experts. Develop in-depth, up-to-the-minute specialist knowledge on-the-job and, back it up with the theory you need from the prestigious University of Warwick. Over the duration of your Apprenticeship, you will work on ground-breaking projects, alongside bright minds and become a specialist thanks to your studies fully funded by JLR. Real-world experience plus academic recognition. Getting the best of both worlds means you’ll jump ahead of your peers.



Applications open: 8 January 2024

Applications close: 29 March 2024

Engineering is responsible for the delivery of everything the customer sees and touches on a vehicle. The teams create and develop engineering solutions from the virtual to the physical environment to deliver world class products, processes and facilities. Working efficiently, our goal is to create high-quality, desirable and technologically advanced products that will shape the future of mobility.

They work closely with our Vehicle Programmes team who are responsible for ensuring that products are delivered on time and to quality standards which fulfil our brand and customer promise. This department is connected to all areas across JLR, in particular engineering, to realise our product programmes so roles here offer a truly cross-functional experience, through product strategy, programme management, business performance, cross-carline and commodity strategy, and programme purchasing.

On your journey to becoming an expert in product design and development, you will learn to use cutting edge digital engineering toolsets such as CAD and CAE acquiring knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, solving complex engineering problems along the way. You will be a core member of the team, contributing to the development of new vehicles and processes whilst mentored by industry experts.

You could find yourself working within one of the following teams: Engineering Body Chassis, Engineering Vehicle, Engineering Propulsion, Engineering Operations, JLRE or our Vehicle Programmes team.


Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher, and three further GCSEs at level 5 (C) or above to include one STEM subject or Engineering Vocational qualification level 3/ 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

In addition, A level Maths at grade B or higher and a second A level at grade C or above in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Design & Technology.


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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 September 2024. Then, you’ll receive an overview of our business and future strategic direction, network with other joiners and key stakeholders, including our D&I networks, and experience our exciting work environment.

You’ll also have an induction at the University of Warwick to learn more about your degree programmes and timetable of study.

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Your Degree Programme

As well as working in key teams within our teams at JLR, you will study for a BEng (Hons) Applied Professional Engineering Programme with the prestigious University of Warwick (Warwick Manufacturing Group).

Throughout the first three years of your apprenticeship, you will study core modules delivered through a combination of block teaching weeks, online study and independent learning. In the fourth year of your apprenticeship, you will complete a work-based project which will form part of your end point assessment (EPA). You will be able to apply the learning you acquire through your studies directly to your role at JLR. Throughout your time on the programme, you will be supported by the Apprenticeship Delivery team, university staff and your line manager.

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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 insights to support you in the completion of your degree. Excel and you will be offered a substantive role with us.

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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.

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Current opportunities

Applications for the 2024 programme have now closed.

If you would like to be the first to hear about the 2025 programme, please register your interest below:




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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