Automotive Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Company: JLR
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Closing Date: 01-02-2023


Jaguar Land Rover is a multi-site business and you’ll be required to spend time working with different departments at several locations. Once you’ve successfully completed your apprenticeship, you can look forward to a long-term career with us. The role you take on will depend on your performance, personal preferences and business needs.

Engineering Operations (EO) – Whitley or Gaydon:
EO underpins technical innovation and product delivery with engineering know how, tools and processes, and specialist technical services to realise our world class products. We are a diverse team that harnesses a variety of skill sets, from information management and data analytics to building and testing prototypes. We are fundamentally involved at every stage of the engineering process and are driving an exciting transformation in the way we deliver our products with class-leading technology and quality.

Design Model Operations (DMO) – Gaydon:
DMO is a multi-disciplined department, ranging from office-based engineers and project staff through to highly skilled 5-axis operators, trimmers, painters and workshop modellers. The DMO department engineers manufacture and assemble all individual prototype components to deliver design models.

Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) – Fen End or Ryton:
Our SVO team offers a stimulating environment for innovative minds, giving you the chance to design and develop world-class SV-branded Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles that exemplify our key characteristics of performance, luxury and capability.

The apprenticeship:

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Automotive is a four-year programme, delivered to standards approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE). This exciting programme will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge you need for your role, including business behaviours such as team working and problem-solving. Your pathway will depend upon the area of the business in which you will be based. You will be asked for your preference on business area ahead of attending an assessment with us.

During your apprenticeship, you can expect to spend a significant amount of your first year at our training provider: Warwick Trident College in Leamington Spa. In your first year you’ll complement your studies by working at a Jaguar Land Rover plant alongside members of our skilled teams. During your second, third and fourth years you will be predominantly working in the plant, whilst continuing your studies at our training provider one day per week, with the constant guidance and support of a Work Based Learning Manager (WBLM).

What’s required:
You will need to demonstrate strong motivation for working in our Engineering Operations, Design or Special Vehicle Operations teams and meet our academic entry criteria:
GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 (C) or higher plus three further GCSEs at level 4 (C) or higher, including one STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) subject or an Engineering vocational qualification at level 3/90 credits/540 GLH or higher

Location: West Midlands sites – Whitley, Gaydon, Fen End or Ryton

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