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JOB TITLE: L4 Apprentice, Manufacturing Engineering
POSTING END DATE: 31/12/20

Programme Duration – 4 Years 

Qualification – Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering and a separate practical foundation skill and in plant development programme 

Salary – Circa £16,000 

 

Think beyond your limits. There's no need to choose between education and practical skills, because our Higher Apprenticeship gives you both. You can broaden your mind with brand new concepts at college and put them into action here at Jaguar Land Rover. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies in your field, and the next you'll be interacting with them - propelling your experiences beyond other people your age. 

 

And while we open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to Jaguar Land Rover and our customers, we'll also pay for you to complete several valuable academic and vocational qualifications. 

 

Manufacturing 

 

When it comes to the future, our Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Team is planning it today. Regularly working several years ahead of production, they help plan, implement and translate Product Development outputs into vehicle manufacture, transforming our ambitious plans into tangible and exhilarating realities. 

 

Manufacturing Engineering provides equipment, facilities and processes for the production of the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and, as such, the very future of our organisation. 

 

Manufacturing Engineering have highly skilled individuals with the engineering expertise and foresight to put the facilities and processes in place to keep our programmes on track. 

 

The Manufacturing Engineering Higher (Technician) Apprenticeship has three pathways: 

  • Robot Programmer 
  • Controls Engineer 
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician 

 

These three pathways will see you become a world class Technician providing both technical and analytical skills.  

 

The Apprenticeship 

 

This is a Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 approved by the Government. This exciting 4-year programme will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge required for your particular role. This is all achieved whilst developing your behaviours such as team working and problem solving, as we are not just interested in what you accomplish, but the manner in which you do it. 

 

As well as gaining a broad range of technical and professional experience, you’ll also gain academic and vocational qualifications. You will attend Make UK, one of our lead Training Providers. This will consist of block training in your first year followed by day release. 

 

At Make UK you will study for a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering and a separate practical foundation skills programme, utilising their industry led workshop training facilities, using tools and equipment used in Jaguar Land Rover. In plant, you will follow a specialist training development programme relevant to your job role. This programme will also be supported by Make UK and will help you to prepare for your apprenticeship End Point Assessment. 

 

What’s required 

 

To be eligible for our Higher Apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a passion for Manufacturing and strong motivation for the role. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria: 

 

Maths and English Language GCSE level 4 (C) or above. In addition you will need three additional GCSE’s including a STEM subject at level 4 (C) or above, or as an alternative to the additional three GCSEs an Engineering Vocational qualification level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH). 

 

You’ll also need A Level Maths at C Grade or above. 

 

To be eligible you will need to demonstrate a passion for Manufacturing and strong motivation for the role and a good understanding of a level 3 'hands on' apprenticeship and the learning and training that is involved. 

 

Pathways available 

 

If you are successful at being invited to an assessment centre, we will ask you to indicate your preference for which pathway you would prefer to pursue: 

 

The Robot Programmer Pathway 

 

The Robot Programmer is responsible for programming and commissioning industrial robots for all types of the manufacturing facility that are involved in producing all aspects of the Vehicle. The Robot Programmer is responsible for engaging with functional team across the business to enable the understanding of how the robot needs to operate, and interpreting this into a logical efficient program, using the company robot standards. They will also adhere to all the latest equipment safety design, making sure the program they write is compliant, using the offline programming tools. When the robot has been installed, the Robot Engineer will introduce the program into the robot and commission the robot to its full operational specification. At times the Robot Engineer may be asked to make smaller modifications to robot programs to help with any efficiency projects. 

 

Your first-year training will start with our training provider, Make UK, where you will develop basic engineering skills. Onsite training will be delivered from the second year and will see you developing your robot skills through the training based in the Manufacturing Engineering Team. After the Fourth year, having become a Robot Engineer you will be working on and delivering Robot projects. This will see you gradually working across the whole of Manufacturing Engineering developing and delivering robot programs to a world class standard. Typical job role, Manufacturing Engineering Robot Engineer. 

 

The Control Engineer Pathway 

 

The Control engineer is responsible for creating and writing software programs for all types of manufacturing equipment that are involved in producing all aspects of the Vehicle. The Control Engineer is responsible for engaging with functional team across the business to enable the understanding of how the equipment needs to operate, and interpreting this into a logical efficient program, using the company software standards. They will also adhere to all the latest equipment safety design, making sure the software they write is compliant. When the equipment has been built, the Control Engineer will introduce the software into the equipment and commission the machine to its full operational specification. At times the Control Engineer maybe asked to make smaller modifications to Equipment to help with any efficiency projects. 

 

Your first-year training will start with our training provider, Make UK, where you will develop basic engineering skills. Onsite Training will be delivered in the second year and will see you developing your software skills through the training based in the Manufacturing Engineering Team. After the Fourth year having become a Control Engineer you will be working on and delivering software projects. This will see you gradually working across the whole of Manufacturing Engineering developing and delivering software toolsets to a world class standard. Typical job role, Manufacturing Engineering Control Engineer. 

 

The CAD Technician Pathway  

 

The CAD Technician is responsible for the creating the parametrised geometric designs at whole systems level to enable the drive of standardisation, efficiency and robustness within Manufacturing Engineering. This creates consistency and accuracy in design, creation and methodology. The CAD Technician is responsible for engaging with functional teams across the business to enable the execution of designs which fulfil the internal customer’s requirements for quality, cost and time, whilst adhering to safe systems of work and risk management. The CAD Technician role plays a proactive part in the development of CAD models embedded with parameters and specifications. This is done to create robust designs at whole systems levels, taking responsibility for creating and evolving designs for the CAD and CAE Data and Systems Application Engineer to allow efficient component and concept delivery of parametric toolsets. 

 

Your first-year training will start with our training provider, Make UK, where you will develop basic engineering skills. Onsite training will be delivered in the second year and will see you developing your CAD skills through the training based in the Manufacturing Engineering Team. After the Fourth year having become a CAD Creator you will be working on and delivering CAD projects. This will see you gradually working across the whole of Manufacturing Engineering developing and delivering CAD toolsets to a world class standard. Typical job role, Manufacturing Engineering CAD Technician. 

 

Rewards and Benefits 

 

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. Our salaries are competitive, and we will also pay for your tuition and course fees and give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package. 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. 

 

Apply now 

 

Join us as a Higher Apprenticeship (level 4) Manufacturing and while we open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to Jaguar Land Rover and our customers, we'll also pay for you to complete several valuable academic and vocational qualifications. 

 

Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible. 

 

You can find out more about our apprentices and how they play their part on: 

Facebook – @lifeatJLR 

Twitter - @LifeatJLR 

Instagram – @lifeatjlr 

 

Jaguar Land Rover 

 

This is such an important time to be part of Jaguar Land Rover. More will happen to the automotive industry in the next five years than the last 50 years. And those organisations with the foresight, bravery, determination, investment and innovation will emerge stronger and ready for tomorrow.  

 

Our strategy is strong, our facilities are world-class, and our people are prepared. Our partnership approach to business is unlocking new opportunities every day. Our long-term agreement with Waymo for example, will develop the world’s first premium electric vehicle for their driverless transportation service. Joining forces is the way forward. Join us and you’ll play your part making history. 

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the role you are applying for or the recruitment process, please email the relevant team.

Apprentices
apprent@jaguarlandrover.com

Undergraduates/Graduates
graduate@jaguarlandrover.com

 


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