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Level 6 Applied Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Product Design & Development Pathway

Jaguar Land Rover
Gaydon, Warwick
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

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Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Product Design & Development Pathway

Duration: 4 years

Location: Gaydon, Whitley, Fen End, Solihull, Castle Bromwich

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 Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme 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 tomorrow. 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.


Product Design & Development pathway

As an apprentice in the Product Design & Development pathway, you will be responsible for the delivery of everything the customer sees and touches in a vehicle. Our teams create and develop engineering solutions from the virtual to the physical environment to deliver world class products, processes and facilities. Working efficiently, our goal is to create high-quality, desirable and technologically advanced products that will shape the future of mobility. You will be working on features and products available to customers in the next 10 years right through to current vehicles.

As an apprentice in the Product Design & Development pathway, you could be based within any of the following Product Engineering functional areas: Engineering Body Chassis (EBC), Engineering Vehicle (EV), Engineering Powertrain (EP), Engineering Operations (EO). You could also be based within Product Integrity (PI), Engineering Quality (EQ),Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) or Stamping Group. You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.


Engineering Body Chassis (EBC) – Gaydon

EBC works closely with the design studio to translate award-winning designs into engineering reality, taking into account performance, manufacturability, sustainability, cost and weight. Each area is multidisciplinary, focusing on subjects such as geometry creation (Computer Aided Design – CAD), performance robustness (Computer Aided Engineering – CAE), material selection and complex electro-mechanical interfaces and software.

Our remit spans everything from lids, doors, structures, cabin and safety, cockpit, climate, seats, exteriors, lighting and glazing to axles, steering, brakes and suspension. As an apprentice within EBC, you’ll be joining a team responsible for developing real-world engineering solutions. You will learn the tools, engineering methodologies and techniques to create and optimise cutting-edge solutions. Your remit will be felt across all our new products and you will also enhance current products from the basic science right through to the customer’s hands, enriching your capabilities and profile as an engineer .


Engineering Vehicle (EV) – Gaydon

Our EV department creates new concepts and future vehicle architectures to define the future of modern luxury. Within this team, you will enjoy comprehensive training to become a zone integration engineer and will work on live projects spanning elegant engineering, vehicle efficiency, driver and passenger safety, usability, software solutions, driving characteristics and sustainability.

Along the way, you will apply fundamental knowledge, vehicle test techniques and virtual tools to the development of our cars as we strive to improve their electric, mechanical, aerodynamic and thermal efficiency, lower noise and maintain their exceptional looks and performance.


Engineering Powertrain (EP) – Gaydon

Responsible for designing and developing world class engines, transmissions, drivelines and electric motors, our EP team is the driving force behind our vehicles. The scope of our propulsion systems is far-reaching and spans engines, transmissions, drivelines, electric drive units and energy storage devices, complemented by software system integration, calibration and control strategies. As part of the team, you will be key to securing our future as a leading provider of premium and sustainable electrified vehicles, supporting our commitment to reach Destination Zero by 2039.

Along the way, you will gain expertise in competitor benchmarking, computer modelling and software whilst working on innovative technologies including electrified propulsion systems, thermal systems and future propulsion solutions.


Engineering Operations (EO) – Gaydon

EO underpins technical innovation and product delivery with engineering expertise, tools and processes, and specialist technical support to deliver our world class products. As an Apprentice within EO, you will be fundamentally involved at every stage of the engineering process – driving exciting transformation to deliver products with class-leading technology and quality.

Developing skills alongside experienced colleagues, you will quickly gain expertise in writing reports, creating component test procedures and supporting both rig and in-vehicle measurement and modelling, as well as simulation, data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics.

You could find yourself focusing on prototyping and tooling to expand our design capability, developing into a Test Engineer at our Engine Manufacturing Centre, becoming an expert on measurements or building your skills in design analysis or metrology


Engineering Quality (EQ) – Solihull (main site) and Gaydon

Our EQ team interfaces and collaborates with stakeholders in Product Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing Programme Management (MPM), Vehicle Configuration and Test Systems (VCATS) and Manufacturing Launch throughout the pre-production and production build phases. Its mission is to deliver the electrical quality targets set by Product Engineering to achieve the world-class performance levels expected by our customers. As an apprentice in this key area, you will rapidly develop in-demand skills whilst acting as the interface between core engineering teams and manufacturing.

In short, this is the team that sets the world-class performance standards demanded by our customers. You can support the launch of new vehicles and the refinement of current cars, placing you at the heart of everything we do.


Product Integrity (PI) – Whitley

PI is responsible for identifying safety and compliance issues, covering vehicles in use with customers, within the retail network, within vehicle distribution and within manufacturing plants. Alongside Senior Engineers, you will work on ‘critical concern investigations’ to resolve issues and create our world-class products.

This will involve operating cross-functionally whilst developing close working relationships with representatives from all engineering disciplines and assisting the Critical Concerns Senior Engineer to understand and resolve technical case content. To make this happen, you will regularly attend vehicle inspections to gather information and data and create test rigs and experiments to support investigations.


Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) – 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.

Working within the SV Chassis team, you will focus on hardware and systems delivery, including suspension tuneables, suspension architecture, brakes, steering, wheels & tyres, motion controls, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) structural analysis and multibody simulation.

Vehicle Personalisation truly makes dreams come true: adding value to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles – from accessories and armoured and commercial derivatives to extensive personalisation including special paint effects and limited-edition production runs – you will create solutions that are truly bespoke.


Stamping Group – Solihull, Castle Bromwich

Innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of everything we do. Our Stamping Group combines both Engineering and Production Operations, responsible for the manufacture of tooling and the production of lowest cost, highest quality pressed parts to our customers’ satisfaction.

You could join our Engineering team to realise the unique Jaguar and Land Rover styling cues and the functional requirements of the major pressed parts that make up our body complete structures. Alternatively, our Operations teams use the latest technology to model both the forming of flat sheet metal into finished parts and also consider how presses, tooling and automation operate in unison to produce parts efficiently and cost-effectively.

Please note, as an apprentice in Stamping Group you will follow the first two years of the Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme with the rest of Product Design & Development Pathway cohort. In years three and four you will study modules specifically aligned to Stamping Group.


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 in blocks throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), a key part of the University of Warwick. You will benefit from 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 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 (as indicated above this will be slightly different for apprentices in Stamping Group):


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) or above to include 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:  

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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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