LEVEL 7 Finance Apprenticeship


Duration: 4 years

Location: West Midlands (all sites but primarily Whitley and Gaydon)

Salary: £24,480

As a JLR Apprentice, you’ll be starting your journey to a fantastic career working alongside an inspirational team to help you achieve the exceptional. You’ll get to work on projects that are fundamental to our global success in an environment which is collaborative, open, diverse and dynamic. You’ll be stepping into the unknown, doing what’s never been done before. Reimagining the JLR of tomorrow.

From day one, you’ll be making a real impact on our business – experiencing the scale and breadth of an industry-leading finance division. Focusing on partnering or supporting key projects, you will provide financial analysis and insight as you work together with operational teams. Your responsibilities will range from budgeting, forecasting and profit planning to strategy and investment appraisals, you’ll also play a vital role in process improvement and optimisation.

Along the way, you will bring a fresh perspective to all areas of the business, including industrial operations, product engineering, commercial, procurement and corporate operations. You’ll have the opportunity to tackle a whole range of interestingly diverse challenges as you champion continuous improvement, deliver transformative ideas.

Meeting core tasks head-on and supporting colleagues in teams across the business is the best way to get a solid grounding of the fundamentals and accelerate your progress towards becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGGMA). In addition, you’ll achieve the Accountancy or Taxation Professional Level 7 Apprenticeship (including CIMA Accountancy up to the Strategic Level). There may also be the opportunity to study for a Masters in Accounting and Finance based on individual performance and business needs.

On completion of your apprenticeship, you could become an analyst or senior financial analyst, but a career with us could take you almost anywhere. Can you imagine a better place to achieve the exceptional?


what you'll need

To be eligible for the programme, you will need to demonstrate a real passion for finance and a highly analytical and innovative mindset. This should be backed by at least three A levels at grade B or above, one of which should be in maths, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, business studies or accounting. Alternatively, we are happy to consider a level four AAT qualification or level three if this is backed by two A levels. In addition, you will require Maths and English GCSEs at Level 6 (grade B) or above, alongside at least three other GCSEs at grade C or better.

If you do not hold or are studying for the qualifications above but believe that you have equivalent awards or skills, please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com for a discussion before submitting your application.


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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.

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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

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer you real-life project experience combined with personal and professional training and development. We want you to think big, showcase creativity and innovation We will actively support your ambitions, so you get the most out of every day. A combination of industry experts, support networks and unique experiences will provide you with real-life insights that will all contribute to the completion of your CIMA qualification. This programme is geared towards you achieving a substantive role with us.

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Start with your corporate and local inductions into JLR in September 2024. Receive an overview of our business and future strategic direction, network with other new joiners and key stakeholders including our D&I networks and experience the environment you’ll work within.

You’ll also have an induction at the BPP to learn more about your CIMA programme and what’s involved over the duration of your apprenticeship.

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Your CIMA Programme

As well as working in key teams within the Finance function at JLR, you will study for your CIMA qualification over the four-year programme.

You'll study several modules to enhance your accounting knowledge such as Strategic Management, Financial Strategy, Management Accounting and Financial Reporting. You will work your way through from certificate level to strategic level, developing your knowledge and understanding of Finance and applying this to your role at JLR.

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Your Development

You will be able to utilise everything our world-class facilities can offer. From working alongside the best minds in automotive finance, to experiencing real-world finance scenarios that will test your knowledge and understanding, there is no limit to the development opportunities at JLR. All this is backed by a qualification that will provide you with theory and ideas that put you in the best position to pursue an exceptional career.

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Passing your Apprenticeship

To gain your Apprenticeship, you must pass your End Point Assessment (EPA). Your EPA will take place in the months leading up to the end of your apprenticeship, and is graded as a pass, merit or distinction. Your EPA will test the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have gained through your apprenticeship. Your Cohort Leader will guide you through this point in your apprenticeship, in addition to the support you will also receive from your education provider and line manager.

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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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