One week left to apply for Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeships

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Tim Brown

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is looking to recruit more than 150 apprentices to join its 2013 training programme, including approximately 90 Advanced and 60 Higher Apprenticeships.

Higher Apprenticeships places at JLR are open to A-Level (or equivalent) qualified candidates whose qualifications include maths and a science or technology subject. Chosen applicants will undertake a comprehensive training programme to achieve a number of NVQ level qualifications as well as an undergraduate engineering degree. Higher Apprenticeships will take approximately six years to complete, as a combination of time spent at university and time in the workplace.

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The Manufacturer is hosting an event in London on 26 February, 2013 looking at how to address the issues such as engaging with further education facilities and up-skilling and retaining your current human capital.

Speaking at the event will be Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence at Jaguar Land Rover. He is responsible for the development and nurturing of engineering skills and competencies within the company and exploiting links with Universities, professional institutions and other engineering organisations.

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Advanced Apprenticeships are open to all GCSE qualified candidates. They will study for a NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, a NVQ3 in a chosen trade, a Technical Certificate and training in key skills such as Communication, IT & Numeracy. The Advanced Apprenticeship will take between three and four years to complete through a combination of time spent in the workplace and college.

Apprentices will then go on to fulfil roles in a variety of manufacturing and product development functions at Jaguar Land Rover’s sites in the West Midlands and the North West. This includes Jaguar Land Rover’s £355m new advanced engine manufacturing facility currently under construction in South Staffordshire.

“We have recruited more than 300 apprentices in the last two years and are pleased to be recruiting another significant intake of new apprentices in 2013,” said Kirsty Scott, Head of Organisation Performance at Jaguar Land Rover. “We have ambitious plans for growth and Jaguar Land Rover is committed to providing the highest quality of both practical and academic training to develop future talent for the business.”

Ben Lamb is in his second year of a Higher Apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. He said, “There are exciting opportunities available to all, with hard work and application rewarded. It is what I expected and more, in the sense that the company values enormously the introduction and impact of apprentices.”

The scheme is open for applications now and will close on 31 January 2013. Details of the apprenticeships along with other current vacancies at Jaguar Land Rover can be found at: