LEVEL 7 FINANCE APPRENTICESHIP

Finance Apprenticeship

Duration: 4 years

Where we’re defining the future of movement, you’ll also find the future of Finance. That’s because to drive the next-generation of luxury, sustainable vehicles, we have to make sure the numbers add up: for our customers and the planet.

Our Finance teams work at the heart of our business to inform every part of it. That makes for opportunities to build a diverse range of skills across a fascinating range of challenges. From day one you’ll get involved in real business tasks and projects, gaining the insight you need to understand our business, and the freedom you want to change it. Apprentices here are valued for their fresh perspective and ideas and are supported to think big, learn from expert colleagues and propel our business forward.

Pathways

FINANCE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

More than a scheme, your Finance Apprenticeship will see you actively working with and getting invaluable experience in Business Partnering; Management Information & Analytics; Global Financial Shared Services and Group Finance (including Treasury, Tax, Accounting & Compliance).

Taking responsibility for core tasks 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 (CGMA). That’s as well as achieving 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 Master’s in Accounting and Finance based on individual performance and business need.

Through every step, you’ll be guided and supported by colleagues, experts and mentors: we work as one team to think big, share experience, learn from each other and drive success.

What you'll need

To be eligible for our Finance degree apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a passion for finance and strong motivation for the role. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria:

  • 3 A Levels at Grade B or above, one of which must in a numerical or business-related subject. We will accept Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business Studies or Accounting.
  • Level 3 AAT will be considered alongside 2 A levels at grade B or above or a Level 4 AAT qualification.
  • You’ll also need Maths GCSE at level 6 (Grade B) or higher; English Language at grade level 6 (Grade B) or higher and three additional GCSEs at level 4 (Grade C) or higher.

If you do not have, or are not studying for, A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you submit an application.

WHAT TO EXPECT

As well as working in key teams within the Finance function at Jaguar Land Rover, you will study for your CIMA qualification over the four year programme. It will be a blended approach of face-to-face and virtual lessons studying a number of modules including Strategic Management, Risk Management, Financial Strategy, Managing performance, Advanced Management Accounting, Advanced Financial Reporting, Managing Finance in a Digital World, Management Accounting and Financial Reporting.

You will receive support throughout your time on the programme from the Apprenticeship Delivery team, university staff support, management and functional support.

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

Virtual Technical Presentation

Here we’ll be looking for you to demonstrate your technical knowledge. Ahead of your assessment you’ll be provided with a brief help you prepare.

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.

Face to Face Assessment

  • 90 minute assessment
  • Motivational interview (30 minutes) including reasons to join Jaguar Land Rover and understanding of the industry
  • Behavioural Interview (30 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

Applications for the Finance Apprenticeship programme will open in November.
Register your interest below to be notified of when you can apply.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Contact the recruitment team

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

Email: apprent@jaguarlandrover.com

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