Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Electrical and Electronics

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 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.

Electronics in the driving force behind most of the innovation happening in modern vehicles. You can find electronic parts in most, if not all active components of our products from sensors and actuators inside traditionally mechanical components like dampers, all the way up to sophisticated, purely electric propulsion systems.

APEP apprentices following the Electrical and Electronics pathway could be based within Core Engineering (Body/Chassis, Electrical Engineering, Product Engineering Operations, and Powertrain), Manufacturing or Supplier Technical Assistance (STA).

Core Engineering

Body / Chassis – is one of the largest engineering departments within the business with growth plans for expansion in the UK, India and China. Body Chassis Engineering is responsible for the delivery of practically everything the customer sees and touches on a vehicle. Apprentices will join the team responsible for the compliance of the electronics, involving circuit, thermal, power, enclosure, PCB layout, manufacturing, fault diagnostics, electrical harness and fusing requirements.

Electrical Engineering – delivers smart, connected, clean vehicles through creativity and design innovation. The scope for Electrical Engineering is wide and covers complex systems design as well as electronic hardware and software creation. As an APEP apprentice, you will be involved in the exciting development of components that support many new vehicle platform developments. You will support the package implementation into the vehicle and how it’s installed during manufacturing, ensuring through testing, that all requirements have been met and the vehicle meets the high standards of our customers.

Product Engineering Operations – underpins technical innovation and product delivery with engineering delivery, tools and processes and specialist technical services to deliver our world-class products. A diverse team, we utilise a variety of skill sets, from information management and data analytics to building and testing prototypes. You will work as part of a dynamic team creating engineering solutions to overcome complex problems and learn to use and become an expert user of a range of different digital engineering toolsets.

Powertrain – leads in the design, test, validation and certification of world-class propulsion systems aimed at delivering exceptional driving experiences to our customers. There are two different APEP roles within Powertrain namely EDU (electric drive unit) thermal system engineers and power electronics engineers. Apprentices play a key role during a crucial phase in our propulsion strategy, future powertrains and growth of powertrain high voltage (HV) systems. You will assist in the development of electric drive units to power future vehicle architectures and will be involved in the simulation, design, manufacturing and validation of our current and future power electronic products.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering – you will learn to collaborate with Product Engineering (in Agile squads) to ensure new vehicle content is optimised for the production process. You will create the specification, procure and commission new vehicle configurations and test facilities to support our plants, vehicles and programme requirements. You will also help plan the introduction of new models into Manufacturing and provide hands-on, trackside support during early builds and launch phases.

Supplier Technical Assistance (STA)

STA – is responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our vehicles and ensuring we deliver excellence. You will be involved in our manufacturing plants when you first start, working closely with our supplier base focusing on projects to improve part quality. You will focus on improving your understanding of manufacturing and problem-solving in your first year, and then be able to diversify your skills and knowledge in the department. As you progress through the scheme and learn the core aspects of the STA role you will get the opportunity to focus on electrical and software component approval and supplier management.

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 Engineering, Manufacturing or STA.

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, Mechatronics & Systems Control, Networking Infrastructure Communication & Interoperability of Systems, Electronics Design and Development Principles, Electrical & Electronic Systems II, Individual Business Based Project (WBP) and one of the following elective modules (chosen by Jaguar Land Rover to support our business needs); Sustainable Energy Systems, Materials for Advanced Applications or Functional Systems.

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 – Electrical and Electronics 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.