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Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme (APEP)

Over the duration of your apprenticeship you will get to work on groundbreaking projects, alongside expert minds and become one yourself thanks to your studies at the prestigious University of Warwick. Real-world experience. Academic recognition. Getting the best of both worlds means you’ll jump ahead of your peers. Plus, the theory you learn here throughout your time spent at university which will be typically one week out of six – means you’ll make an ever-greater contribution and have some in-demand skills.

Pathways

Product Development

Duration: 4 years

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

You will be responsible for creating and developing engineering systems for departments such as Body Engineering, Chassis and Powertrain, from concept through to production, ensuring they meet functional, legal & sustainability requirements, designed for manufacture & assembly, and optimised for quality, weight and cost.

On your journey to becoming an expert in Product Engineering, you will learn to use cutting edge digital engineering toolsets such as CAD and CAE, become experts in system and sub-system engineering, acquire in-depth knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, and gain the ability to solve complex engineering problems. These are just some of the skills you will develop and need to deliver pioneering engineering excellence for our future products. You will be a core member of the Product Engineering team, contributing directly to the development of new vehicles whilst mentored by industry experts.

If you want to become a world class engineer and you have the tenacity to match, then Product Engineering is the team for you!

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs 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.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you submit an application.

Specialism modules (Year 3 & 4)

Advanced Qualities Techniques, Productionising Designs, Mechatronics & Control Systems, Networking Infrastructure Communication and Interoperability of Systems, CAE (CFD, FEA) & Physical Correlation, Industrial Processes, Materials for Advanced Applications, Stress Analysis, Functional Systems, Aerodynamics

Manufacturing

Duration: 4 years

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being produced every day across our production facilities. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be an integral part in ensuring the successful delivery of quality vehicles to our customers through design, development and implementation of production processes. You will be responsible for designing and implementing production fixtures, and making sure that they deliver the optimum output within the required time constraints – and will be responsible for ensuring future product launches are integrated seamlessly into production. On your journey to becoming an expert in Manufacturing, you will learn how to effectively implement and manage a lean operation, how to interpret the digital engineering lifecycle of a vehicle and develop a solid core competence in engineering which will form your underpinning knowledge as a Manufacturing Engineer.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs 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.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you submit an application.

Specialism modules (Year 3 & 4)

Advanced Qualities Techniques, Industrial Engineering, Digital Engineering Lifecycle, Productionising Designs, Factory line Simulation, Mechatronics & Control Systems, Networking Infrastructure Communication and Interoperability of Systems, Industrial Processes

Electrical and Electronics

Duration: 4 years

Electronics is the driving force behind most of the innovation happening in modern vehicles. You can find electronic parts in most, if not all active components of our products from sensors and actuators inside traditionally mechanical components like dampers all the way up to sophisticated, purely electric propulsion systems. Electrical and Electronics engineers in JLR are involved in a number of roles. Roles include the development of custom made components for our products, testing and validation of electronic systems, development of high voltage propulsion electronics, autonomous driving and more. As an Electrical and Electronics engineer you will learn a variety of different skills including electronics circuit design, power electronics, embedded safety critical system design, programming and a lot more.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs 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.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you submit an application.

Specialism modules (Year 3 & 4)

Advanced Quality Techniques, Mechatronics & Systems Controls, Networking Infrastructure Communication and Interoperability of Systems, Electronics Design & Development Principles, Electrical & Electronic Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems, Materials for Advanced Applications, Functional Systems

Control Systems

Duration: 4 years

As a Control Systems Engineer, you will be a key cog in the Jaguar Land Rover Manufacturing process. Your skill set will ensure that any breakdowns that occur are kept to a minimum and that when issues do arise, you can effectively problem solve to a speedy & effective resolution. Throughout your academic studies, you will learn all about Programmable Logic Controller software and what is required to operate robots successfully. You will be responsible for developing, updating and implementing control specifications and standards for manufacturing equipment and systems, and this will be taught to you via your degree programme.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs 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.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you submit an application.

Specialism modules (Year 3 & 4)

Advanced Quality Techniques, Productionising Designs, Mechatronics & Systems Control, Networking Infrastructure Communications and Interoperability of Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems, Industrial Systems, Functional Systems

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

To be eligible for our APEP degree apprenticeship you will need to demonstrate a passion for engineering and strong motivation for the role. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria detailed above for each pathway.

In addition to the academic requirements at the assessment stage we will also look for evidence of other qualifications, knowledge, experience or qualities – for example a third A level or other further academic qualifications; a substantial time in employment or voluntary activity; a technical project or hobby or substantial responsibilities as a carer. We will also be looking for you to demonstrate your passion for the role and explain your motivation for wanting to join our Applied Professional Engineer Programme as a degree apprentice.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Applied Professional Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6) is a four year programme, where you earn whilst you learn.

During Year one and two, apprentices will spend their time in off the job training provided by the University and also within the workplace.

In Year three and four you will study specialised subjects in line with your chosen pathway. Your final year of your apprenticeship will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 6 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career in a permanent role within Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality or Purchasing.

Meet some apprentices

Raisa

Raisa
Maintenance Apprentice

“I chose Jaguar Land Rover because the structured and detailed Apprenticeship programme really appealed to me and my working style.”

I’m a Maintenance Engineer in my second year of the Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Pathway. I was looking at a variety of apprenticeships, but I chose Jaguar Land Rover because they are one of Britain’s largest car manufacturers and the structured and detailed apprenticeship programme really appealed to me and my working style. One of the greatest aspects of being on any of the apprenticeship programmes, is the support you get to succeed. I started with a year at the training provider at Aston, but my development has only increased since being on-site in Solihull.

Ezra

Ezra
Design Engineer

“With self-driving vehicles becoming a reality, we’ll be looking at how people will make the most of their time in the car. My job is to continue to design cars that create experiences that customers love.””

As strange as this sounds, I didn’t know much about the world of engineering until a group of Jaguar Land Rover apprentices came into my school to talk about what they do. I was amazed that engineering was really suited to my skillset. And I realised that creative thinking and problem solving are exactly what is needed to do well as an apprentice here. I’ve been here three years now, working as a Design Engineer, and it has been harder than I thought, but the support is incredible. And the network of other apprentices is huge. There’s always someone who will listen to you and so many people you can learn from.

Kenneth

Kenneth
Connected Car Integration Engineer

“I chose Jaguar Land Rover because it’s a Great British Brand and I came here because I wanted to write code.”

It’s so exciting! 5G technology, streams of data and advanced cloud and server based platforms are allowing me to help our cars adapt in the moment to drive efficiency for the customer. Whether that’s predicting when a car needs to warm the seats or start up, or when an engine needs to change performance to match the conditions it’s driving in. Not to mention how we update battery range or infotainment systems in the blink of an eye.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for the Applied Professional Engineering Programme will open in November.
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We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the APEP Apprenticeship opportunities, 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.

Email: apprent@jaguarlandrover.com

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