Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship – Manufacturing

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.


Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being produced every day across our production facilities. As an APEP Manufacturing Apprentice, you will be based in Purchasing – Supplier Technical Assistance (STA).

Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) – is responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our vehicles, ensuring we deliver excellence. Starting in our manufacturing plants, apprentices work closely with our supplier base focusing on projects to improve part quality. You will learn the fundamentals of manufacturing and problem-solving. As you progress through the scheme and learn the core aspects of the STA role you will get the opportunity to focus on part quality 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 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, Industrial Engineering, Digital Engineering Lifecycle, Productionising Design, Industrial Processes, Individual Business Based Project and one of the following elective modules (chosen by Jaguar Land Rover to support our business needs); Mechatronics & Systems Control or Networking Infrastructure Communication & Interoperability of 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 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 – Manufacturing 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.