LEVEL 3 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

Duration: 4 years

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

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being produced every day across our production facilities and you have an opportunity to join our team and influence the future of manufacturing. Applying for a role in our level 3 manufacturing pathway could lead to an exciting role in our manufacturing engineering team, stampings team or our maintenance team.

Manufacturing Engineering (ME)

Our ME team is re-imagining what we have done in the past by developing in house solutions for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of all our facilities and processes. To support this vision, we are going to need to build a multi-skilled team of Level 3 apprentices in Electrical Installation, Mechanical and Electrical fitters and Workshop and metrology Technicians to support work at our new Technology Centre. This is hands-on, real-world engineering, you will learn many new skills and use many varied tools and equipment to enable the building and installation of manufacturing facilities.

Stampings

Innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of everything we do. Stamping Group combines both Engineering and Production Operations, responsible for the manufacture of Tooling and the production of quality Pressed parts to our customers’ satisfaction. The Engineering team work closely with both Design and Body Engineering to realise the unique Jaguar and Land Rover styling cues and the functional requirements of the major pressed parts that make up the body complete structure. Our teams use the latest technology to model both the forming of flat sheet metal into a finished part but also how presses, tooling and automation work in unison to produce parts at the most efficient rate possible.

Maintenance

Our Manufacturing maintenance teams are responsible for ongoing monitoring, maintenance and control of all equipment used in the manufacturing process as well as driving process and facility improvements and working with Manufacturing Engineering to integrate new processes and facilities into current operations. Joining through our early careers pathway gives you an unparalleled opportunity to learn about manufacturing systems and processes, gain real life experience of putting those skills into practice whilst being supported by experienced tradespeople sharing their knowledge with you.

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.

Engineering

At the heart of Jaguar Land Rover Engineering, Product 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, Product 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.

Apprentices will work at the forefront of vehicle technology, support test developments to existing models, and help to build entirely new experimental concepts. You will develop a variety of knowledge, skills and behaviours such as teamworking and problem solving, so that you can play your part in the product creation of our next generation of vehicles.

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 engineering 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 Vehicle Operations (SVO)

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 Vehicles (SV)
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, Evoke 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. Your first year will be spent at college as a Jaguar Land Rover employee learning the engineering basics you'll need in your role with us. During your second year you will continue your studies at your training provider. on a one day release basis with the constant guidance and support of an Industrial Training Manager (ITM). Your final years will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 3 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career and role in Manufacturing, Engineering or Special Operations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online

Complete your application by telling us about you and your background. You’ll be screened on meeting the entry requirements for the programme.

Online Application and Psychometric Tests

  • Situational judgement test
  • Numerical reasoning test
  • Verbal reasoning test
  • Diagrammatical reasoning test
  • Match 6.5 personality profiling test

Face to Face Assessment

  • 110 minute assessment
  • Motivational and behavioural interview (55 minutes) including reasons to join JLR and understanding of the industry
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • Practical exercise (45 minutes)

In our assessment process we will be looking for evidence of key behaviours and characteristics that are important for success in our business. We will share these with you ahead of your assessment to help you prepare.

Offer

Candidates that make it through all the steps successfully will be offered a place on the programme.

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

All programmes are currently closed but you can register your interest below.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

 

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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