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

RAISA, MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

Think beyond your limits. 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 college and put them into action here at Jaguar Land Rover. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies in your field, and the next you'll be actually interacting with them - propelling your experiences beyond other people your age.

And while we open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to Jaguar Land Rover and our customers, we'll also pay for you to complete several valuable academic and vocational qualifications.

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

Pathways

Manufacturing

Duration: 4 years

Working up to three years ahead of production, you’ll use your creativity to help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into vehicle manufacture, and ensure our plants are designed to achieve the best quality and efficiency in a fast paced, technically rewarding environment.

Our Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team has embarked on a path to now not only design our facilities, but fully build, launch and maintain the equipment in them. This will include the need for Level 3 apprentices in Electrical Installation and Mechanical and Electrical fitters. So this is hands-on, real world engineering. You’ll learn new methods, practices and equipment. You’ll apply everything you learn to the building and installation of manufacturing facilities.

Apprentices will either be placed with Manufacturing Engineering or Tooling & Pressed Parts Group who make the parts that give our vehicles their unique presence. Join us and you’ll learn from a team of experts doing exciting new work in manufacturing engineering and production processes.

What you'll need

To be eligible for our advanced (level 3) apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a strong motivation for working in our manufacturing function and a good understanding of a level 3 'hands on' apprenticeship and the learning and training that is involved. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria:

  • 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.

Special Operations

Duration: 4 years

Special Operations is responsible for delivering luxury and performance halo derivatives of our core models as well as accessories across all our vehicles. We’re responsible for bespoke customisations, armoured Vehicles, classic restorations of iconic vehicles. We’re also specialists in preparing vehicles for events. When you join us in Special Operations, you’ll work in one of our three areas:

Event Vehicle Operations (EVO)
We are trusted providers of specialised vehicle preparation and event services to the entire business. We prepare vehicles for all of our key events including motor shows, press drives and magazine shoots. Apprentices work on anything from engine and gearbox removal to bodywork profiling and have 11 training cars to work on.

Classic
We restore and recreate the most iconic past Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, and maintain parts supply for classics, some of which are sold direct to our customers. Apprentices will learn how to work on classics such as the E types, XJS and the Range Rover V8 engine.

Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)
We bring to life our luxury and performance halo derivatives of core models. We also look after our commissioning suite, where customers can configure bespoke vehicles. Apprentices will become skilled technicians on these unique vehicles including the F-Pace, Velar, Evoque and F-types.

What you'll need

To be eligible for our advanced (level 3) apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a strong motivation for working in our Special Operations function and a good understanding of a level 3 'hands on' apprenticeship and the learning and training that is involved. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria:

  • 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) is a four year programme, where you earn whilst you learn. Your first year will be spent at college as a Jaguar Land Rover employee on full salary learning the engineering basics you'll need in your role with us. Outside of college term times you'll enrich your studies working at a Jaguar Land Rover plant alongside members of our skilled workforce.

During your second and third years you'll continue your studies at college on a one to two-day release basis with the constant guidance and support of a Workplace Learning Manager.

Your final year will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 3 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career in a permanent manufacturing or special operations role.

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 Advanced Apprenticeship - Special Operations programme will open soon.

Contact the recruitment team

We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the Advanced 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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