LEVEL 6 Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship


Duration: 4 years

Location: West Midlands (all sites)

Salary: £24,480

Our Reimagine programme is transforming every part of our business. It’s rethinking how we design and deliver the next generation of sustainable luxury cars and everything that goes into them. And its driving change and breaking new ground in every part of every process.

The world has recently entered a period of low stability and high unpredictability, creating new challenges for complex international supply chains like those in JLR's value chain. In reinventing our end-to-end supply chain capability and performance, our pioneering people are using advanced digital tools to bring together a global network of 1,000 suppliers in the most connected way possible to achieve one thing: delivering awe-inspiring vehicles on-time, flexibly and competitively. This has led to a huge revolution in thought and practise, with supply chain planning, resilience and sustainability now at the forefront of many of the most exciting digital innovations being developed. This complex ecosystem of new technologies and ideas creates fantastic opportunities for talented apprentices to learn fast, champion change and establish a career where you are challenged to think differently every single day.

As an Apprentice here, you get the benefit of both hands on career-building experience at the forefront of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to achieve a fully funded BSC (Hons) degree developed in conjunction with Aston University.

From day one, you’ll get the opportunity to make an impact on our supply chain and procurement teams, continuously design and execute innovative strategies and solutions to optimise the journey of our parts, and ensure we get the best value for the business.


Supply Chain and Procurement

Applications open: 8 January 2024

Applications close: 29 March 2024

Procurement within JLR is a vital chapter. Ensuring we secure competitive contracts, and deliver goods and services critical to our electrified future in an ever evolving and challenging external environment. Procurement must consider political, technological and innovative changes that impact the environment it operates in. Working within Procurement will provide you with an exposure to what we buy, how we buy it and who from to ensure our manufacturing facilities and corporate functions deliver exceptional products and services.

The programme follows a structured placement-based programme that provides insight into Procurement practice and process, exposure to the industrial operations chapter and our external suppliers. It will provide you with exposure to the global JLR organisation along with technical know-how from Aston University to secure a BA in Supply Chain Management with Procurement. Following the completion of this apprenticeship the you’ll be a trained and accomplished buyer with your own specific category or commodity responsibility.


Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher and a further 3 GCSEs at level 5 or higher one of which must include a STEM subject.

In addition, you will also need 3 A levels at Grade C or above one of which must include a Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths subject (must have a high numerical content).


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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 Aston University to learn more about your degree programme, timetable and what’s involved over the duration of your apprenticeship.

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Your Degree Programme

As well as working in key teams within our Supply Chain and Logistics or Procurement teams at JLR, you will study for your degree at the University of Aston. For those on the Supply Chain and Procurement Programme you will study for a BSc in Supply Chain and Procurement. For those on the Supply Chain and Logistics programme you will study for a BSc in Supply Chain Management.

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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