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Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship - Control Technical Support

Abbey Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4LF
£24,480.00 annually
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Internal combustion engines have dominated automotive propulsion since cars were introduced, but we are reimagining the future.While continuing torefine 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 multidisciplinary engineer, developing digital technology solutions for modern luxury vehicles that are renowned for their desirability and performance.

Control Technical Support pathway - Whitley, Gaydon.

Control Technical Support Engineers are responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the buildings and assembly facilities that we use to manufacture future products. Your skill set will ensure that any breakdowns that occur are kept to a minimum and that any issues are rapidly and permanently resolved.

As an apprentice on this pathway, you will work in the Engineering Operations (EO) function. EO underpins technical innovation and product delivery with engineering expertise, tools and processes, and specialist technical support to create our world-class products.Along the way, you will learn all about Programmable Logic Controller software and the successful operation of robots, whilst gaining knowledge of control specifications and manufacturing standards.

Notably, you will focus on control processes that use sensors as an input while testing, planning, installing, monitoring and maintaining control systems as required. You will also ensure that all instruments used with the engineering labs are calibrated. This is a vital workstream due to the increased quantity of rigs to be installed in the next five years in engineering labs.

Task could include:
  • Learn all about Programmable Logic Controller software
  • Learn about the successful operation of robots
  • Gain Knowledge of control specifications and manufacturing standards

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • 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 in blocks by 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 is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • Upon completion of the EPA candidates will be offered a permanent position with Jaguar Land Rover

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Innovative thinking, Passion


GCSE or equivalent 3 other GCSES incl. one STEM subject (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Design & Techno (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

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. Location: Gaydon, Whitley 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.

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