Data analytics Apprenticeship

Job Description

We’re reimagining the future of movement. Our vision of a sustainable future of modern luxury by design is at the heart of our next generation thinking and our new generation of talent. Pioneering apprentices, change-driving undergraduates and ground-breaking graduates all play their part.

Together with everyone who proudly works at Jaguar Land Rover, you can be the future of movement. Going from A-B is changing, for good. Can you take us there?

Our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship programmes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and a passion for pioneering. Ambitious, innovative and determined people, who respect our heritage and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, you will work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.

Innovation starts life in numbers. Data dictates where we go next. You’ll tell us what it’s saying. But first, we need to make you fluent in this unique language. By the end of the programme, you’ll understand data structures, software development procedures and the analytical tools we use. So, when we ask for your recommendation, your response will be impressive.

As a DTS Apprentice on the data analytics pathway you could be based in one of the following key areas:

InDigital – you will learn data structures, software development procedures and how to effectively use our analytical tools. You will also support the team in solving complex analytics problems, deploying solutions into the business and creating reusable data assets.

IT – you will learn how to work in an Agile environment (Scrum methodology) and to use industry-standard tools such as Jira. You will also learn about modern development methodologies and processes and help the team with tasks related to user and business engagement, understanding requirements and documenting them.

Powertrain Test Operations – you will support the improvement of the process of data flows through programming and automation. You will also support the reduction in the error margin of all data produced by vehicles and fixed facility and increase the speed of data production.

The Apprenticeship

The Digital Technology Solutions (degree apprenticeship – Level 6) is a four-year degree apprenticeship programme, where you earn whilst you learn.

For the first two years, you will study a range of core subjects with pathway specialisms in years three and four. Modules are taught in weeklong blocks throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), part of the University of Warwick. These will be a mix of lectures, practical laboratories, seminars and tutorials and you will also have access to a virtual learning environment for further support between blocks.

The 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 Powertrain, IT or InDigital.

You’ll contribute to the business in your assigned role, as well as undertake additional study in your own time, to achieve your academic award. A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice along the way, to support you in performing at your best.

There are four pathways within the Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship available for roles in 2022:

  1. Data Analytics, in Engineering, InDigital or IT teams
  2. Software Engineering, in our Engineering and IT teams
  3. Software Engineering with Data, in our Engineering and IT teams
  4. Cyber Security, in our Information and Cyber Security team

In years 1 and 2 you will cover modules in all four of the pathways and then in years 3 and 4 you will move onto the specific modules for the data analytics pathway.

Typical programme:

Modules (Year 1) 

Smart Solutions Development (Programming), Applied Maths, Planning Personal & Professional Development, Network Protocols & Infrastructure, Information Business Management Operations and Smart Solutions Development (Databases).

Modules (Year 2) 

Applied Maths, Information Systems for Business Processes, Agile Project Management, Cyber Risks in Organisations, Internet of things, Software Development Life Cycle and Negotiated Learning.

Course Structure (Years 3 & 4) 

Data Science & Machine learning, Business Analytics & Visualization, User Experience & Applications Development, Automotive Communication Networks and Work-based Project.

What’s required

  • GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher and in addition a further 3 GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher.
  • A level Maths grade B or higher and an additional A level in Physics; Chemistry; Design & Technology; ICT; Computer Science; Economics or Engineering at grade C or higher.

If you do not have or are not studying for, A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com to discuss before you apply.

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. You will also need to demonstrate a passion for technology and strong motivation for the role.

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 ongoing 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 also be eligible for many other benefits such as our privilege car purchase scheme, our pension scheme and access to a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.

Apply now

Join us as a Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice – Data Analyst and you’ll sit at the very heart of what we do. And the decisions you make will have a direct influence on our success, and yours.

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.