LEVEL 4
HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4 HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

Duration: 4 years

Location: Whitley, Gaydon, Ansty Park, Lyons Park

Salary: c. £20,300

Ready to future-proof your skills? The Higher Apprenticeship combines real projects and on-the-job training while you work towards formal qualifications at your training provider. You’ll work within our engineering teams who are responsible for reimagining the car of tomorrow, focusing on our future of sustainability-rich modern luxury achieved through curiosity, creativity and precision engineering.

Joining our engineering teams, you’ll learn and develop in one of the industry’s most dynamic environments, finding the balance between performance, sustainability and refinement, and helping us to respond to the environmental issues that are shaping automotive innovation.

You could find yourself working within our Engineering Operations or Engineering Vehicle teams.

Areas you could work within

Engineering Operations (EO)

Applications open: 1 February 2024

Applications close: 29 March 2024

At the heart of JLR, Engineering Operations underpin technical innovation and product delivery with programme management, tools and processes, and specialist technical services to deliver our world-class products. A diverse team with a variety of skill sets, from project management, information management and data analytics, to building and testing prototypes. EO is fundamentally involved in every state of the engineering process and is driving an exciting transformation in the way we engineer and deliver our products with class-leading technology and quality.

APPLY NOW APPLICATION PROCESS

What you'll need

To be eligible for this programme, you will need to have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 or higher and in addition 3 GCSEs at level 4 or higher to include one science subject or engineering vocational qualification level 3 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

In conjunction with your GCSEs specified above you will also require ONE of the following three qualifications:

A levels

A levels

You will need to have achieved or on track to achieve A-level Maths at Grade C or higher.

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma in one of the following:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering

You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve an overall grade at DDD or above. You must also have achieved a Distinction for Unit 1: Engineering Principles within your BTEC qualification.

T-Levels

T-Levels

We also consider the following T-Levels:

  • Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve an overall grade at Distinction or above. You must also have achieved grade A or above for the Core Component

What you'll need

To be eligible for this programme, you will need to have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 or higher and in addition 3 GCSEs at level 4 or higher to include one science subject or engineering vocational qualification level 3 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

In conjunction with your GCSEs specified above you will also require ONE of the following three qualifications:

A levels

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma

T-Levels

A levels

You will need to have achieved or on track to achieve A-level Maths at Grade C or higher.

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma

Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma in one of the following:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering

You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve an overall grade at DDD or above. You must also have achieved a Distinction for Unit 1: Engineering Principles within your BTEC qualification.

T-Levels

We also consider the following T-Levels:

  • Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve an overall grade at Distinction or above. You must also have achieved grade A or above for the Core Component

APPLICATION PROCESS

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ONLINE APPLICATION

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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ONLINE TESTING

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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ASSESSMENT CENTRE

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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OFFER

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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NEXT STEPS

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.

EMPLOYABILITY HUB

Reasons to join

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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

BUILD EXPERIENCE

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

COMMUNITY FEELING

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.

ACHIEVE THE EXCEPTIONAL

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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INTRODUCTION

You’ll start with your corporate and local inductions into JLR in early September 2024. Then, you’ll receive an overview of our business and future strategic direction, as well as networking with other joiners and key stakeholders, including our D&I networks, and experience our exciting work environment.

You’ll also have an induction with your training provider to learn more about your programme of study and what’s involved over the duration of your apprenticeship.

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SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will be supported by your line manager, a dedicated JLR cohort leader, and your training provider. They will be able to offer, if and when required, a range of academic guidance, pastoral support and workplace experiences to enable you to fulfil your potential.

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YOUR DEVELOPMENT

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 insight.

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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.

Meet some apprentices

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.

CONTACT

CONTACT THE RECRUITMENT TEAM

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.

apprent@jaguarlandrover.com

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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