Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Control Systems

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 Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme is 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.

Control Systems pathway

Control Technical Support Engineers are responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the buildings and assembly facilities that we will use to manufacture future products. As a Control Technical Support Engineer, you will play a key part in the Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing process. Your skillset will ensure that any breakdowns that occur are kept to a minimum and that when issues do arise, you can effectively problem-solve to a speedy and effective resolution.

As an APEP Apprentice on this pathway, you will join our Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team and play a key role in the transformation of our business as we develop the skills in house to design, manufacture, install and commission the buildings and assembly facilities to manufacture future products. You will develop expertise in all relevant electrical and machine standards required for the safe working operation of machinery and systems in our plants, as well as in the development of in-house machines. You will be involved with the design, installation and commissioning of electrical systems, including CE marking to demonstrate compliance. You will learn the principles of control box manufacture, including fitting, wiring and testing as well as all relevant legislative requirements. You will learn PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) design and programming including the development of graphic user interfaces and will be involved in site installations, commissioning and robot programming.

The Apprenticeship

The Applied Professional Engineering Programme (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 Manufacturing.

Typical programme:

Modules (Year 1) 

Engineering Maths, Materials & Manufacturing Processes, Design for Manufacturing & Assembly, Quality Methods, Introduction to Applied Management & Design, Planning Personal & Professional Development (work-based module), Electrical & Electronic Systems and Static Mechanics & Energy Methods.

Modules (Year 2) 

Numerical Methods for Modelling, Rapid Prototyping & CAD/CAM, Instrumentation & Control, Engineering Systems, Project Management & Leadership, Programming & System Modelling, Negotiated Learning (work-based module) and Dynamic Mechanics & Thermofluids.

Specialism Modules (Years 3 & 4) 

Advanced Quality Techniques, Productionising Designs, Mechatronics & Systems Control, Networking Infrastructure Communication & Interoperability of Systems, Functional Systems, Individual Business Based Project and one of the following elective modules (chosen by Jaguar Land Rover to support our business needs), Sustainable Energy Systems or Industrial Processes.

What’s required

Our academic entry requirements are: 

  • 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 (science, technology, engineering or maths) subject or Engineering Vocational qualification level 3/ 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.
  • 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 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 engineering 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 an Applied Professional Engineering Apprentice – Control Systems 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.