Advanced Apprentice - Manufacturing - BAC at Jaguar Land Rover

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Advanced Apprentice - Manufacturing - BAC

Creating the cars of tomorrow is a challenge around 40,000 passionate Jaguar Land Rover colleagues take on every day. The way cars are created and driven is changing. And we are leading that change. Our vision is for a cleaner, smarter, more connected world where autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles will replace the environmentally impactful world of the internal combustion engine. Throughout our history we have always taken on the challenges of creating the most prestigious, sustainable and desirable cars.

Our new Battery Assembly Centre (BAC) is a state-of- the-art facility that will power Jaguar Land Rover’s next generation of electric vehicles. To achieve this will need new talent in order to commission, install and maintain this advanced manufacturing facility. You’ll undertake a role in either quality operations or maintenance where you’ll be responsible for maintaining high speed automated and advanced technologies and ensuring our products satisfy precision engineering specifications. You’ll provide support to maximise production efficiencies and maintain all associated assembly equipment to ensure the smooth running of our manufacturing facilities.

Join the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, and you’ll have opportunities to make your mark in roles such as: 

Quality operations

Plant Quality Operations ensures our products satisfy precision engineering specifications. You'll perform a variety of testing and validation activities ensuring the quality and performance of our batteries exceeds our customer expectations. 

You'll gain detailed knowledge across a range of measurement, testing, analysis, investigation processes and techniques and develop teamworking and problem-solving skills to support root cause analysis of quality concerns. 

In addition, you’ll work cross-functionally to support the investigation and resolution of quality concerns as well as contribute towards the continuous improvement of our build and validation processes. 

In this area, you’ll work to improve our manufacturing techniques and processes, and gain knowledge of our vehicles and production techniques, reporting on assembly solutions, standardisation, quality and economic best practice. 


You’ll carry out preventive maintenance, diagnose and fix faults on complex machinery and equipment to keep our assembly operation running smoothly. You’ll develop your ability to use problem-solving skills on robots, logistics, process system and electrical components. 

We’ll also help you develop the skills required to carry out machine alignments and interact with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / Numerically Controlled (NC) equipment to ensure machine availability and the quality of our product.   

You’ll also gain the ability to use problem-solving skills to understand and correct complex problems within the production environment. In addition, you’ll gain both electrical and mechanical training with the opportunity to develop yourself into a highly skilled and competent technician. 

What to expect 

You’ll undertake a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship under standards approved by the IfA (Institute for Apprenticeships). This exciting programme will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge you need for your role. This is all achieved whilst developing your knowledge, skills and business behaviours such as teamworking and problem-solving. A network of Industrial Training Managers and line managers will regularly review your progress and provide support, advice and guidance along the way, to enable you to perform at your best.

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge). 

What you'll need 

You will need Maths GCSE and English Language GCSE grade C/level 4 or above.

In addition, you’ll also need three further GCSEs including a Science, Engineering, Technology or an additional Maths subject at grade C/level 4 or above, or as an alternative, Engineering Vocational qualification level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH). 

Reward 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 on-going 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. You’ll receive a competitive salary and upon successful completion of the scheme you will also have achieved a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and Engineering. We will also pay for your tuition and course fees, give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package, and you will be able to access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.

And there are regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.

Play your part – apply now!

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