Applied Professional Engineering (APEP) Degree Apprenticeship - Manufacturing

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc
Abbey Road, Coventry, CV3 4LF
£20,000.00 annually
19 Nov 2020
09 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You will be responsible for designing and implementing production fixtures and making sure that they deliver the optimum output within the required time constraints - and will be responsible for ensuring future product launches are integrated seamlessly into production.

On your journey to becoming an expert in Manufacturing, you will learn how to effectively implement and manage a lean operation, how to interpret the digital engineering lifecycle of a vehicle and develop a solid core competence in engineering which will form your underpinning knowledge as a Manufacturing Engineer.
To ensure the delivery of quality vehicles product compliance is high on our agenda. As an Apprentice in this area you will support vehicle certification by developing skills in understanding compliance regulations (new and existing) and you will gain experience in both the emissions and non-emissions elements of compliance. You will review legislation from around the world to determine what Jaguar Land Rover need to deliver and develop an understanding of the end to end process from regulations being issued through certification to conformity of production and investigations.
The Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) team is responsible for supplier quality across our vehicle portfolio. They interact with every part that goes into our cars, with the focus of delivering excellence. As an apprentice in this area you will have the opportunity to be involved in almost every aspect of one of our cars' life cycle. There are many stakeholders (including our suppliers) that collaborate to create our products, and you will gain exposure to many of these through structured placements.

The Applied Professional Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6) is a four-year programme, where you earn whilst you learn.

During Year one and two, apprentices will spend their time in off the job training provided by the University of Warwick and also within the workplace.

In Year three and four you will study specialised subjects in line with your chosen pathway. Your final year of your apprenticeship will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 6 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career in a permanent role within Manufacturing.
Specialism Modules (Year 1 & 2)
Personal Skills for Professional Excellence, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics and Energy Methods, Electrical and Electronic Systems 1, Applied Engineering Design + Technical Operations Management, Quality methods, Workshop Skills + DFM + MMP, Industrial Digitalisation, Engineering Systems, Dynamic Mechanics & Thermofluids, instrumentation & Control, Numerical Methods for Modelling, Project Management & Leadership and CAD/CAM.
Specialism Modules (Year 3 & 4)
Advanced Qualities Technologies, Industrial Engineering, Digital Engineering Lifecycle, Productionising Designs, Factory line Simulation, Mechatronics & Control Systems, Networking Infrastructure Communication and Interoperability of Systems, Industrial Processes.

Following the successful completion of your Apprenticeship you could find yourself working in one of the following areas: Quality, Supplier Technical Assistance or Manufacturing Engineering.

Rewards and Benefits

Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you'll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you'll help produce.

Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. Our salaries are competitive, and we will also pay for your tuition and course fees and give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package. You will be able to access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.

And there are regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.

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If you want to become a world class engineer and you have the tenacity to match, then Manufacturing is the team for you!

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Jaguar Land Rover

This is such an important time to be part of Jaguar Land Rover. More will happen to the automotive industry in the next five years than the last 50 years. And those organisations with the foresight, bravery, determination, investment and innovation will emerge stronger and ready for tomorrow.

Our strategy is strong, our facilities are world-class, and our people are prepared. Our partnership approach to business is unlocking new opportunities every day. Our long-term agreement with Waymo for example, will develop the world's first premium electric vehicle for their driverless transportation service. Joining forces is the way forward. Join us and you'll play your part making history.

Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Personal qualities

In addition to the academic requirements at the assessment stage we will also look for evidence of other qualifications, knowledge, experience or qualities - for example a third A-level or other further academic qualifications; a substantial time in employment or voluntary activity; a technical project or hobby or substantial responsibilities as a carer.

We will also be looking for you to demonstrate your passion for the role and explain your motivation for wanting to join our Applied Professional Engineer Programme as a degree apprentice.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs level 5 (C) or above to include one STEM subject or Engineering Vocational qualification level 3/ 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

In addition 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.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent, please contact us at to discuss before you submit an application.

Future prospects

An applied engineering BEng from the University of Warwick

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