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REQ ID: 38411
JOB TITLE: Advanced Apprentice - Manufacturing - West Midlands

LOCATION: West Midlands (Including Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Gaydon and Whitley) 
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/20 - For this programme we encourage applicants to apply early as Jaguar Land Rover reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.



Creating the cars of tomorrow is a challenge around 40,000 passionate Jaguar Land Rover colleagues take on every day. The way cars are created and driven is changing. And we are leading that change. Our vision is for a cleaner, smarter, more connected world where autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles will replace the environmentally impactful world of the internal combustion engine. Throughout our history we have always taken on the challenges of creating the most prestigious, sustainable and desirable cars. 

Working in one of the largest functions within our business you’ll have a key role in delivering our current product range of vehicles to the highest standards to meet our customers’ expectations.  


Operating in world-class manufacturing facilities such as press shops, body shops, paint shops and vehicle assembly areas you’ll be responsible for maintaining automated and advanced technologies, in either mechatronic maintenance or toolmaking roles. You’ll provide support to maximise production efficiencies and maintain all associated plant equipment to ensure the smooth running of our state-of-the-art production facilities.   


Join the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, and you’ll have opportunities to make your mark in roles such as: 




You’ll carry out preventive maintenance, diagnose and fix faults, on complex machinery and equipment to keep our manufacturing operation running smoothly. We’ll also help you develop the ability to use problem-solving skills on robots, logistics, process system and electrical and mechanical components. 




In this area, you’ll work to improve our manufacturing techniques and processes, helping us to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. You’ll gain knowledge of our vehicles and production techniques, reporting on quality and standardisation of our processes to meet customer and industry standards. You will develop the necessary skills to be able to support our manufacturing functions. 




You will be working with our Manufacturing Engineering team planning, preparing and installing new manufacturing facilities for future models. You will gain in depth knowledge on how to build, install and then commission machinery that enables the business to build our vehicles efficiently and to high quality standards.  




Combining traditional manual skills with the latest technology, you’ll help maintain or develop some of our most innovative products. You’ll cover a range of skilled disciplines, all of which are essential to the development of new and existing models. 




You’ll undertake a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship under standards approved by the IfA (Institute for Apprenticeships). This exciting programme will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge you need for your role. This is all achieved whilst developing your knowledge, skills and business behaviours such as teamworking and problem-solving.  A network of Industrial Training Managers and line managers will regularly review your progress and provide support, advice and guidance along the way, to enable you to perform at your best.  


Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including:   


·        Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)   

·        Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 

·        Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 




You’ll need Maths GCSE and English Language GCSE Grade C/level 4 or above.   


In addition, you’ll need three further GCSEs including a Science, Engineering, Technology or an additional Maths subject at Grade C/level 4 or above, or as an alternative, Engineering Vocational qualification level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH). 




Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce. 


Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. You’ll receive a competitive salary and upon successful completion of the scheme you will also have achieved a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and Engineering. We will also pay for your tuition and course fees, give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package, and you will be able to access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.  


And there are regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too. 


Play your part – apply now!  


You can find out more about our apprentices and how they play their part on: 
Facebook – Jaguar Land Rover Early Careers 
Twitter - @JLRcareers 
Instagram – JLR Careers

Jaguar Land Rover will not support any applications for visa sponsorship for this role and all applicants must have the unrestricted right to work in the UK for an indefinite period.


Jaguar Land Rover is a multisite business and our opportunities could be based on any of our UK sites.


On making your application please use a personal email address and NOT a university or school address.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunities for all.






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