Duration: 4 years
Location: Gaydon, Whitley
You can find out more about our site locations here: https://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/content/United-Kingdom/?locale=en_GB
Hybrid working is potentially available, depending on the area and manager.
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.
We are the future of modern luxury
We are the pioneers in creating the next generation of outstanding vehicles, founded on modern luxury. Each and every one of us is shaping the exceptional with soul. We are reimagining the driving of tomorrow and redefining what’s possible.
We are the future of movement.
We can’t wait to see what you can do with us.
Level 6 Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
Our Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeships are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and innovation. Ambitious, innovative and determined people who respect our heritage and can think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow
Increasingly automated. Ever more sophisticated. This is the future our vision holds for our vehicles. As a Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice, you will implement technology solutions, aligned to your pathway, to develop new products and services and increase productivity using digital technologies. Jaguar Land Rover is a world leader in engineering – we make incredible luxury vehicles. Our aspirations are no different for Digital & Technology. Our people, our teams and our culture are at the heart of everything we do. We are natives of the Agile and “DevOps” world and are here to solve complex technical challenges.
Data Analytics pathway
Innovation starts life in numbers. Data dictates where we go next. You’ll tell us what it’s saying. But first, we need to make you fluent in this unique language. By the end of the programme, you’ll understand data structures, software development procedures and analytical tools we use.
This pathway will expose you to key areas including Data Science & Machine Learning and Business Analytics & Visualisation, and you could find yourself working within Digital or Engineering Operations (EO). You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.
Digital – Gaydon
This function focuses on building our new connected data and developer platforms to provide the technology and services for our connected vehicles and customers. Whether it’s a platform to remotely update cars via Software Over the Air (SOTA), or systems to make the design and engineering of our vehicles more efficient, we work with all parts of the business on interesting and complex challenges. This makes data essential to everything we do.
Digital & Technology Solutions Apprentices in this team will work with senior leaders to learn data structures, software development procedures and the use of analytical tools. You will also support the team in solving complex analytics problems, deploying solutions into the business and creating reusable data assets.
Along the way, you will learn how to work in an Agile environment (Scrum methodology) and use industry-standard tools such as Jira. You will also learn about modern development methodologies and processes and help the team with user and business engagement and understanding and documenting requirements.
Engineering Operations (EO) – Gaydon
EO is fundamentally involved at every stage of the engineering process, driving an exciting transformation in the way we engineer and deliver our products with class-leading technology and quality.
As an apprentice in this area, you will work across teams to enhance data flows through programming and automation. In doing so, you will develop an understanding of data quality, including how to import, cleanse, transform and validate data to inform decision-making. In the process, you will learn how to adapt and develop data analysis tools, building skills in data visualisation using charts, graphs, tables and more sophisticated instruments. You will also reduce the margin of data errors produced by vehicles and fixed facilities and increase the speed of data production.
You could find yourself analysing and verifying multiple data streams, helping us bring data analytics in-house to reduce costs and improve efficiency, creating KPIs for the business or becoming an expert in Tableau, Wrike, Python or SharePoint.
Your Education Provider
As part of your apprenticeship, you will study for a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions with the University of Warwick (WMG).
Over the first three years of your apprenticeship, you will study a range of modules designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to thrive as a technology professional. You’ll contribute to the business in your assigned role, as well as undertake additional study in your own time, to achieve your academic award. A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice along the way, to support you in performing at your best.
Modules are taught in week-long blocks throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), part of the University of Warwick. These will be a mix of lectures, practical laboratory assignments, seminars and tutorials delivered in person and online and you will also enjoy access to a virtual learning environment for further support.
In the final year, you will undertake a work-based project which also forms part of your End Point Assessment (EPA). On successful completion of your EPA, you will achieve your Level 6 Apprenticeship – and will be ready for an amazing career with Jaguar Land Rover.
You can find out more about your curriculum here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/degree-apprenticeships/courses/digital-technology-solutions
To be eligible you will need to meet our academic entry criteria:
GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher plus three additional GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher, to include one STEM subject. In addition, you’ll need A-level Maths at grade B or higher and an additional A-level in Physics, Chemistry, Design & Technology, ICT, Computer Science, Economics or Engineering at grade C or higher.
We value new and diverse talent, unconstrained and innovative thinking, and fresh insights and perspectives to support us in developing class-leading products. An interest in technology is desirable, along with real excitement and passion to help Jaguar Land Rover deliver next-generation products and technology.
Rewards and Benefits
We haven’t yet confirmed our 2023 Level 6 Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship salary, but in 2022 this was £24,480.
You’ll also enjoy 26 days’ holiday, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, an excellent pension scheme and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from retailers and sports clubs.
In addition, we are committed to your training and development. Because for us, learning is a lifelong adventure. All Jaguar Land Rover employees are eligible for our employee learning scheme (ELS) with up to £200 available to learn a new skill. You own your development. You make it happen. And together, we are the future of the movement.
You will use your innovation and creativity to the full throughout your apprenticeship as you develop all the skills for a fast-moving career. With ongoing support from industry-leading experts, backed by continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes are as inspiring as the vehicles you’ll help to create.
Please be aware that we close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme please apply early.
You can find out more about our apprentices and how they play their part on:
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Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.