LEVEL 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

Duration: 4 years

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

Salary: c. £15,000

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 enable you to complete your level 3 apprenticeship and achieve a vocational qualification relevant to your apprentice programme.

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.

There are two pathways to choose from - Manufacturing or Automotive.

Manufacturing Pathway

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being created every day across our production facilities. Here you will have the opportunity to influence the future of manufacturing. Manufacturing sits within our new Industrial Operations function. Our Industrial Operations function incorporates all teams across manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain and consolidates accountability for the complete ecosystem of how we produce our vehicles, in one place.

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, Make UK, working at a Jaguar Land Rover plant alongside members of our skilled teams.

As part of this apprenticeship, you will apply to a specific Jaguar Land Rover location. Each location will specify the teams that you will have the option to work within. When you apply, you will indicate your preference.

West Midlands

Applications open: January 2023

Applications close: March 2023

As a Level 3 Advanced Apprentice in the West Midlands, you will be working out of our key sites including Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Ryton, Gaydon or Fen End.

You could be based in our Solihull Plant, Stampings group, Manufacturing Vehicle Operations (MVO) or Manufacturing Programme Management (MPM).

Depending on the location you are based at, you will develop the technical skills to become a high-quality manufacturing professional. Based in Solihull, you could support preventative or reactive maintenance across our technology areas: Trim and Final, Paint and Body, focusing on robotics, mechanical pumps and motors, and water test facilities. Working in Stampings at Castle Bromwich or Solihull, you could be working at the heart of the Press shop, working to become a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician. Our Manufacturing Vehicle Operations (MVO) roles will expose you to processing current vehicles spanning internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrid electrical vehicles and battery electric vehicles. Or finally, you could choose to work in our Manufacturing Programme Manager (MPM) team to specialise in sheet metal works or learn all aspects of the vehicle body construction process.

You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.

APPLY NOW APPLICATION PROCESS

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 Jaguar Land Rover 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 open: January 2023

Applications close: March 2023

At the heart of Jaguar Land Rover 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.

APPLY NOW APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

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 manufacturing or automotive function and a good understanding of a level 3 'hands on' apprenticeship. 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.

* There are a limited number of alternative qualifications that we would deem to be equivalent to our set entry requirements including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Scottish Highers. If you are studying a BTEC qualification, this needs to be coupled with an A Level. You will need to contact our recruitment team at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com ahead of submitting an application if you do not have A Levels.

WHY JOIN?

Experience

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

Develop

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

Community

Become a part of the Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice community and benefit from the support and encouragement of a wider Apprentice network.

Grow

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

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional training and development. We encourage you to think big, showcase 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.

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 Jaguar Land Rovers processes and procedures which can be difficult to learn when you are new to the business! Me, and my colleagues from other Jaguar Land Rover 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!

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At Jaguar Land Rover 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 Jaguar Land Rover.

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Current opportunities

Please note that we reserve the right to close our programmes earlier than advertised, based on the volume of applications received, so we strongly advise you to apply early.

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