Supply Chain & Logistics 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 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, our Apprentices work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.

The right thing, in the right place, at the right time. It sounds simple but coordinating the arrival of millions of parts from all over the world and getting our products to over 175 countries is a skill. Our future supply chain specialists will develop and lead complex global chains for both our UK and International Plants.

Join us on this 4-year apprenticeship programme and you will rotate between the departments below:

Supply Chain Operations & Logistics – from experience in supplier development to finished vehicle delivery, you will develop your ability to get the best performance from our suppliers and logistics providers and deliver efficiently optimised, well-planned operations. You will be planning Jaguar Land Rover’s multi-model inbound and finished vehicle supply chains and will use key performance indicators to manage the flow of components from global suppliers to our assembly plants, and vehicles to dealers.

New Product & Launch – working on the new vehicle and engine programmes that are the future of the business, you will build expertise in managing complex projects, defining objectives, timing and budgets, and by taking concepts from the desktop to industrialisation. You will work years in advance of new vehicle introduction ensuring that robust plans and efficient Supply Chain solutions are developed and implemented.  After developing your project, you will focus on operational readiness as well as controlling financial capital and expense to maximise financial returns.

Supply Chain Planning – playing a critical role in maximising new vehicle sales revenue, you will help the team with everything from capacity planning to vehicle scheduling, owning and orchestrating our Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes. You will work both with our Commercial & Manufacturing teams to translate global vehicle demand into vehicle & propulsion system production schedules, balancing manufacturing plant output with demand and optimising component and finished vehicle inventory.

Supply Chain Strategy – the team is responsible for defining the long-term strategic direction of the Supply Chain through monitoring industry, economic and customer trends. Developing plans and enabling targeted change across all areas of the Supply Chain aligned with our business vision, while maintaining a focus on sustainability, risk management and business resilience.

In all areas you will be working on a wide range of projects, looking across industries and technologies to benchmark and determine our future strategies, and then, in conjunction with operational and project teams plan and lead the industrialisation of the change.

The Apprenticeship

Our Reimagine programme is transforming every part of our business. It’s rethinking how we design and deliver the next generation of luxury, sustainable cars and everything that goes into them. And it’s driving change and breaking new ground in every part of every process.

That makes for an exciting time to join us. In reinventing our end-to-end Supply Chain capability and performance, our pioneering people are using advanced digital tools to bring together a global network of 1,000 suppliers in the most connected way possible to achieve one thing: delivering awe-inspiring vehicles on time, flexibly and competitively.

As an Apprentice here, you get the benefit of both hands-on, career-building experience at the forefront of automotive, and the opportunity to achieve a BSC (Hons) degree our experts have developed in conjunction with a leading West Midlands university specialising in supply chain and logistics research and teaching.

From day one, you will get the opportunity to make an impact on our supply chain, continuously design and execute innovative strategies and solutions, optimise the journeys taken by parts from the factory showroom and shape the future of movement along the way.

What’s required

To be eligible for our Supply Chain and Logistics degree apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a passion for Supply Chain and strong motivation for the role. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria:

You will need GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher and in addition a further 3 GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher.

You will also need 3 A levels at Grade C or above to include a STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths subject). At least one of the A levels must have a high numerical content.

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.

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 will quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you will 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 our Supply Chain and Logistics Degree Apprenticeship 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.