Early Careers at JLR

At JLR, we have a clear vision. We are reimagining the future of modern luxury.

We have a proud and longstanding history of hiring apprentices, undergraduates and graduates. Our creative and innovative thinkers are our catalysts to change, inspiring the next generation at JLR.

Together, we use our diverse skills and experiences to redefine the possibilities of tomorrow.

As our ambitions grow, and our focus for the future changes, we rely on the bright minds of our Early Careers hires to help us reach our goals and ambitions.

Whether you are a parent or carer of a school, college or university student or leaver, or you work in education, this page will provide you with detailed information on our Early Careers programmes to support your conversations.


Our Early Careers Programmes are the best place to start, develop or advance careers. Whether studying at school, college or university, passionate about professional development, or considering a career change – our Early Careers programmes are designed to develop in-demand skills. Click below to find out more about our current opportunities.


Our apprentice schemes offer a mix of practical skills and relevant qualifications to shape futures. Apprentices can explore areas of the automotive industry they’ve always dreamed of experiencing – and those they never knew existed.




With an apprenticeship programme, there is no need to choose between education and practical skills, because our apprenticeships will provide both. Sharing our passion for learning and doing what’s never been done, our apprentices get to work on projects that are fundamental to the global success of JLR.

Apprentices develop industry experience at the same time as achieving formal qualifications. Their time will be split between the workplace and the training provider, who will be aligned to the apprenticeship programme they are on, to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for that apprenticeship. This may be in the form of block teaching or day release at a specified college, university or other provider, with the delivery of the learning being a blend of face-to-face classes, online study or independent learning.

They work towards recognised, in-demand qualifications which will help us build the cars of tomorrow. Their unrivalled experience will provide opportunities to develop industry skills as well and the personal attributes required for the workplace including a variety of communication methods, self-management, personal organisation and teamwork.

They develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to the appropriate apprenticeship standard for the role within the business. At JLR, all our apprentices are registered on nationally recognised apprenticeship standards, overseen by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE). More information can be found here

The cost of the apprenticeship and any associated qualifications are fully funded by JLR. In addition, apprentices will receive a competitive salary and benefit from the combined advantages of being an employee of JLR– pension scheme, employee discounts, wellbeing initiatives, NUS Student discount, travel discounts etc).

In order to successfully complete the apprenticeship, an apprentice will undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) which takes place in the final months of the apprenticeship. The EPA will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been gained throughout the apprenticeship and provide an opportunity for the apprentice to showcase their talents. Preparation for the EPA is a key responsibility of the training provider, supported by our dedicated Early Careers Cohort Leaders, who between them will guide apprentices through this final stage of the apprenticeship. In addition, apprentices are also fully supported by their line manager throughout the duration of their apprenticeship.

Find out more about Apprenticeships here


My apprenticeship has been everything I thought it would be, and more! My colleagues go over and above to create a culture that excites learning and delivers exceptional quality. I have been exposed to different areas of the business through workshops and discussions with stakeholders which has enabled me to think differently and with perspective to refine technical and soft skills in areas including programming and critical thinking.

Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice


All qualifications across England, Wales and Northern Island are given a level. The below table outlines what level apprenticeships we offer, and what this equates to in terms of qualification level.

Level 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship
Additional Level 3 qualifications include A Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Level 3 NVQ, T Level and more.

Level 6 – Degree Apprenticeship
Additional Level 6 qualifications include Degree with honours (eg. BA (Hons) or BSc), Graduate certificate, Level 6 NVQ and more.

Level 7 – Finance Apprenticeship
Additional Level 7 qualifications include integrated Masters degree (eg. Meng), Level 7 NVQ, Postgraduate certificate.


Further your education, incur no costs. Study with our prestigious education providers and gain real-world experience, and a competitive salary.

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

Join a community of Apprentices and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and a summer ball – there’s lots to enjoy!

Develop the skills, knowledge and practical experience across your four-year programme to unlock your career - your future is what you make of it!

Education and work combined

Depending on the apprenticeship programme, advanced apprentices spend the majority of their first year based at a training provider, with degree apprentices usually undertaking block release placements as part of their programme. For those studying part time, apprentices will spend 6 hours, on average per week, studying. The remainder of their time will be in the workplace, working on real-life industry-leading projects. An apprentices’ study timetable will be dependent on the apprenticeship programme they apply to.

Because we believe in enabling our people to learn, create, grow and support others to do the same, we’ve built the JLR Learning Academy, a home for lifelong learning. Through the Academy we nurture and inspire our people to embrace change, dare to be different and have the tenacity to acquire knowledge.

We’ll give our apprentices all the encouragement they need to succeed. Apprentices will benefit from the support of our Early Careers Delivery team who will guide, inspire and support, working with line managers and education providers to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. Our dedicated Cohort Leaders are the first point of contact for any positive feedback, issues or concerns

Apprentices own their development. They make it happen. Together, they achieve the exceptional.



Undergraduate programmes are geared towards university students studying in the penultimate year of their degree. Our undergraduate placements intensify curiosity and allow real-life applications of degree content over a period of 12 months. An experience that can provide a competitive advantage in a fierce graduate market.

In addition, the personal and professional skills developed throughout a placement will enhance workplace skills to support future career development.

This is a real-world experience that will prepare undergraduates for a rapidly changing jobs marketplace.


The Undergraduate Programme allows for the freedom to explore roles within Jaguar Land Rover, from shadowing for just a day to venturing on a placement and delving into a unique project over the course of several months. This breadth of experience has allowed an unparalleled expansion of my skillset and has broadened my knowledge of the internal workings of Jaguar Land Rover, enabling me to realise and develop my strengths, ultimately finding the best career path for me.

Product Engineering, Hardware and Mechatronics Undergraduatee


Engage in a learning programme, delivered by an industry-recognised provider. Develop core skills and technical learning to excel on your placement.

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

Join a community of Undergraduates and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and festive fun – there’s lots to enjoy!

Deliver on crucial projects. Gain real experiences to enhance your degree. Make an impact and you’ll fast-track your offer to join our Graduate scheme.



Our Graduate programmes are perfect for those who are due to graduate, or already hold a degree. There is no limit on when you can apply for our Graduate programmes, therefore if you have recently graduated or graduated some time ago, our programmes could spark your interest.

We offer the perfect blend of personal and professional development. Supported by a dedicated learning curriculum, our Graduates will gain an insight into our business, enhance critical skills and inspire creativity, leadership and strategic thinking.

Our Graduates become rounded and experienced professionals with JLR. They take on responsibility for crucial business projects that make an impact, encouraging growth at work and beyond. From the start, our graduate development team and Early Careers champions will make sure every learning experience is tailored – developing skills and experiences to kick-start a future career.


The graduate programme gave me an excellent opportunity to work in this great company and to garner a deeper appreciation for the products we create. It allowed me to work around the company and network, and has boosted my confidence tremendously. It also allowed me to meet several other graduates from around the company and some of them are my closest friends and confidants.

Antenna Hardware Engineer


Engage in a learning programme, delivered by an industry-recognised provider. Develop core skills and technical expertise tailored to your scheme.

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

Join a community of Graduates and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and a summer ball – there’s lots to enjoy!

Apply your degree. Lead crucial projects. Make an impact across your two-year programme. Become a rounded professional and unlock your future career.


Our Programme Delivery team is a team of dedicated Cohort Leaders whose responsibility it is to ensure that our Early Careers recruits thrive at work. They are the first point-of-call for Apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates who, working alongside Line Managers, are there to support with a wide range of matters from pastoral support to goal-setting, performance management to programme development. They are there to celebrate your achievements, and provide a steer in the right direction when things become more challenging.

Together, we are the future of movement.

life at jaguar land rover

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



We welcome questions from Parents, Carers or Educators. Please contact us on the following email addresses.

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