There are a wide range of JLR Apprenticeships on offer with Jaguar Land Rover across the West Midlands. Most JLR Apprenticeships are based in or around Coventry, where the company has its Head Office and main production facilities. JLR also recently built a cutting edge engine manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton, which makes petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. In 2019, JLR opened a bespoke design and innovation centre in Warwick where the brand will develop all future products and technology.
These investments in new facilities also means that JLR is the UK’s largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering. Both JLR brands are symbols of great British craftsmanship, engineering and quality all around the world. More than 80% of JLR products are sold outside of the UK, through a network which spans around 180 markets.
In this blog, we will take a brief look at some of the exciting JLR Apprenticeships on offer.
JLR Apprenticeships: Engineering and Manufacturing
Engineering: The JLR Apprenticeships in Engineering are some of the most vital roles for the company. In this role, you will work on all stages of creating new products, from the first concepts all the way through to final launch. This could include working on rapid prototyping and assembly, as well as testing and validation. You will also use a range of materials and techniques to produce rigs and various assemblies required.
Manufacturing: The JLR Apprenticeships in Manufacturing are based in one of JLR’s plants across the West Midlands. This role covers a broad range of duties, including the installation and testing of complex automated equipment. You will also need to quickly identify faults, and provide routine maintenance for all machinery used in JLR plants.
To apply for either of the JLR Apprenticeships in Engineering or Manufacturing, you should have at least 5 GCSEs. These should include Maths and English at Grade C or above, or Grade 4-9. The other 3 GCSEs must include a Science, Engineering or Technology subject, also at Grade C or above, or Grade 4-9.
Both the JLR Apprenticeships in Engineering and Manufacturing take 4 years to complete. In your first year, you will attend a local college learning the basics of engineering. Outside of college term times, you will work at a Jaguar Land Rover plant alongside members of JLR’s skilled workforce. In years 2 and 3, you will continue studying at college one or two days a week. The rest of the week is spent working at JLR, under the guidance and support of a Workplace Learning Manager.
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JLR Apprenticeships: Digital and Technology Solutions
Software Engineering: On this JLR Apprenticeships scheme, you will learn how to design, build and test new and innovative software. This will require integrating various engineering principles to ensure class-leading analysis and built-in security.
Network Engineering: In this role, you will become an expert in technology solutions, data traffic and networks. You will deliver the infrastructure that JLR relies on to communicate across all areas of the business.
Software Engineering with Data: You will become an expert in designing software to cope with the increasing sophistication and complexity of JLR vehicles. This role has to integrate with design and development teams in Electrical, Electronic, and Software Engineering, as well as Powertrain Engineering.
Data Analytics: This JLR Apprenticeships role is vital to the success of the company. You will learn how to analyse data from many different sources across the business, and to interpret what the data means. This is essential for the company to understand in which direction the data is pointing.
To apply for the JLR Apprenticeships in Digital and Technology Solutions, you will need to have at least 5 GCSEs. This must include Maths at Grade B/6 or above, English at Grade C/5 or above, and 3 GCSEs including a STEM subject at Grade C/5 or above. You will also need two A Levels in Maths and either Science, Engineering or Technology.
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JLR Apprenticeships: Powertrain Engineering
Propulsion Technician: In this JLR Apprenticeships role, you will learn how to conduct a range of tests on complex propulsion units. Upon completion of the training programme you will pursue a career as a propulsion technician in one of four areas. This could be either in Emissions Testing, Electric Drive Units and Engine Build, Engine Testing, or Battery Testing.
CAD Technician: You will learn how to create and execute CAD designs on a variety of projects across the Powertrain division. As a CAD Technician, you will engage with teams across the business to ensure all designs fulfil the specific needs of each department. Once you have completed the training period, you will start a full-time role as a Powertrain CAD Technician.
To apply for the JLR Apprenticeships in Powertrain Engineering, you will need to have at least 5 GCSEs. Two of these must be in Maths and English at Grade C or above, or Grade 4-9. Three GCSEs must include a Science, Engineering or Technology subject at Grade C or above, or Grade 4-9. In addition, you should also have A Level Maths at Grade C or above. The JLR Apprenticeships in Powertrain Engineering take 4 years to complete.
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JLR Apprenticeships: Rewards and Benefits
The JLR Apprenticeships programme offers a starting salary of around £13,000 per year. You will receive this salary even when studying at college during the first year, as well as subsequent years. Jaguar Land Rover covers the cost of all your college tuition fees, and you will also receive a generous holiday allowance as part of your package. Many JLR facilities also have their own gyms and sports facilities which are available for all employees to use.
JLR Apprenticeships: Where next?
Hopefully this blog has shown you there are many JLR Apprenticeships waiting for you. The training you receive will be first-class, and it will be just the start of a rewarding career in the industry. The qualifications you will earn will allow you to progress as you gain further experience.
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