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Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Manufacturing Pathway

Jaguar Land Rover
Gaydon, Warwick
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Manufacturing Pathway

Duration: 4 years

Location: Gaydon, Whitley, Fen End, Ryton - with frequent travel to manufacturing locations including Lyons Park and Solihull

You can find out more about our site locations here:

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 creating the next-generation of outstanding vehicles, founded on modern luxury. Each and every one of us are 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 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship

Our Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship is aimed at those with 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.

Internal combustion engines have dominated automotive propulsion since cars were introduced, but we are reimagining the future. While continuing to refine the quality of our combustion engines, we are expanding into electrification, catering to the demands of today and the future. As an Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprentice, you will become a multi-disciplinary engineer, developing digital technology solutions for modern luxury vehicles that are renowned for their desirability and performance.


Manufacturing pathway

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being produced every day across our production facilities.  Here you will have the opportunity to influence the future of manufacturing. This apprenticeship is for people with a passion for learning and a pioneering mindset: ambitious, innovative and determined individuals who respect our heritage and can think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, you will work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.   As an apprentice in the Manufacturing pathway, you could be based within any of the following functions: Engineering Operations (EO), Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) or Purchasing – Supplier Technical Assistance (STA).


Engineering Operations (EO) – Gaydon and Whitley

Working in EO, you’ll be involved at every stage of the engineering process. You will build your technical expertise while working on some of the most advanced technologies in a supportive environment where you can make a real difference.

Operating alongside experienced colleagues, you will develop skills and experience in a range of areas including Electric Driving Units (EDUs) and battery technology, experiencing all aspects of build and end-of-line test processes to deliver quality prototype batteries in a safe and sustainable way. What’s more, you will gain expertise in people management, KPI visualisation and much more, enabling you to become a rounded and capable engineer.


Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Ryton & Fen End

Our SVO team offers a stimulating environment for innovative minds, giving you the chance to develop and launch 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 team.

You will help us explore the application of new technologies that will enhance performance, capability and luxury personalisation. In the process, you will develop deep understanding of Agile manufacturing methodologies and all aspects of component engineering – giving you everything you need to succeed.


Purchasing – Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) – Gaydon, with frequent travel to Jaguar Land Rover sites and suppliers

Our STA team is responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our cars. Starting in our manufacturing plants, you’ll work closely with our supplier base, focusing on projects to improve part quality and learning the fundamentals of manufacturing and problem-solving. As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will enjoy the opportunity to focus on part quality approval and supplier management and develop the skills to progress your career.

As well as gaining technical knowledge in general engineering, you will learn to build and maintain relationships with key contacts within the supply base and across the Jaguar Land Rover community. This could mean involvement in anything from dealing with supplier queries to developing innovative supplier processes for new products.


Your Education Provider

As part of your Apprenticeship, you will study for a BEng in Applied Professional Engineering 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 an engineering professional.  A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice to support you in performing at your best.

These modules are taught throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), a key part of the University. You will benefit from a mix of lectures, practical laboratory assignments, seminars and tutorials delivered in person and online, and will enjoy access to a virtual learning environment for further support.

In your final year, you will undertake a work-based project that 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:


What’s Required

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) including one STEM subject or an Engineering Vocational qualification at level 3/ 90 credits/540 GLH or higher. In addition, you will require A-level Maths at grade B or higher and a second A-level at grade C or above in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Design & Technology.

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 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme 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 movement.


Apply now 

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:  

Facebook – @lifeatJLR 

Twitter – @lifeatJLR 

Instagram – @lifeatjlr 

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.   


We have a clear vision. We are reimagining the future of modern luxury by design. The future of movement is happening today. This has never been a more exciting time to start a career with us. Our creative, innovative and focused people are the big thinkers behind this big change. Together, we use our diverse skills and experience to grow tomorrow and redefine what’s possible today. We’re shaping the truly exceptional. And we’re doing it with soul. Together, we are the future of movement.

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