LEVEL 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship


Duration: 4 years

Location: West Midlands (primarily Gaydon and Whitley)

Salary: £24,480

At JLR, we have a clear vision. We are reimagining the future of exceptional modern luxury by design. And there has never been a more exciting time to start a career with us.

We have some of the brightest and most innovative people here. And together, we use our diverse skills and experience to grow tomorrow and redefine what’s possible today. Inspiring the future generation is our responsibility. And we’re doing it with soul.

Our apprentices do what they love and get paid for it – defining a career through holistic learning. This is your chance to take your ideas and career further. Your creativity will transform our vehicles using the most advanced technologies. You’ll get to work on ground-breaking projects, alongside expert minds – and become one yourself thanks to your studies at the prestigious University of Warwick.

This is real-world experience and academic recognition. Getting the best of both worlds means you’ll leap ahead of your peers. Your university course, fully funded by JLR, will teach the programming skills you need to start working with us. Plus, the theory you learn – typically one week out of six – means you’ll make an ever-greater contribution and have some in-demand skills.



Applications open: 8 January 2024

Applications close: 29 March 2024

Software gives us our edge. It makes our thinking come alive in the real world. This option will show you how to design, build and test our ground-breaking software. You’ll also learn how to integrate engineering principles which deliver superior analysis, development and built-in security.

In the third and fourth year of your apprenticeship, you can choose to specialise in modules including; Real-time Operating Systems and Industrial Vision & Processing.

This pathway could lead to working in any of the following areas; Digital Product Platform (DPP), Engineering Body Chassis, Engineering Propulsion or Engineering Operations.


Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and, in addition, a further 3 GCSEs at level 5 or higher.

A level Maths grade C or higher and an additional A level in Physics, Chemistry, Design and Technology, ICT, Computer Science, Economics or Engineering at grade C or higher.


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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 at JLR, you will study for a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions (DTS) 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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