Duration: 4 years
Location: West Midlands sites – Whitley, Gaydon, Fen End or Ryton
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.
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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship - Automotive
There's no need to choose between education and practical skills because our Advanced 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 applying your learning in your job.
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 enable you to complete your level 3 apprenticeship and achieve a vocational qualification relevant to your apprentice programme.
On the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Automotive, you’ll be based in our Engineering Operations (EO), Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) or Design teams. You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.
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.
As an advanced apprentice, you could become an auto electrician, electronics lab fitter, or calibration tester or work in our noise, vibration and harshness testing facilities. You will learn from our skilled team in a supportive environment where your work will make a difference to the wider business.
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.
Your home department could be manufacturing, model build, trim, paint or electrical, but you will enjoy the opportunity to spend time in all these areas and other departments as we offer a comprehensive placement process. Along the way, you will gain expertise in 5-axis CNC machines, learn to assemble accurate prototype models, gain exposure to diverse advanced component materials, and develop your electrical and engineering knowledge.
Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) – Fen End or Ryton
Our SVO team offers a stimulating environment for innovative minds, giving you a 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 SVO division is where bespoke craftsmanship, precision and innovation come together to meet the demands of our diverse VIP customers. We are constantly seeking to reach new heights of luxury and performance to create a feeling like no other, and you will become a core member of our 1500-strong team.
You could find yourself working on bespoke customisations, armoured vehicles, restorations of iconic cars or preparing vehicles for events, building your skills in servicing and maintenance, engine and gearbox upgrades, hard modelling, component manufacturing and hand-making of soft trim components.
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 the 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).
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.
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 engineering 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 3 Advanced Apprenticeship - Automotive salary, but as a guide, our current starting salary for this programme is £15,835. We will also pay for your tuition and course fees.
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.
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