Level 3: Advanced Apprenticeship Manufacturing - West Midlands at Jaguar Land Rover

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£12,000 - £13,999
5th February 2021
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing

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Level 3: Advanced Apprenticeship Manufacturing - West Midlands

Programme Duration – 4 Years
Qualification – Pathway Specific – see below
Location – West Midlands
Salary – Circa £13,000

Think beyond your limits. There's no need to choose between education and practical skills, because our Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship gives you both. You can broaden your mind with brand new concepts at college and put them into action here at Jaguar Land Rover. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies in your field, and the next you'll be interacting with them - propelling your experiences beyond other people your age.

And while we open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to Jaguar Land Rover and our customers, we'll also pay for you to complete several valuable academic and vocational qualifications.

Advanced Apprenticeship Manufacturing

Working up to three years ahead of production, you’ll use your creativity to help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into vehicle manufacture, and ensure our plants are designed to achieve the best quality and efficiency in a fast paced, technically rewarding environment.

Manufacturing Apprentices will either be placed within our Manufacturing Engineering or Tooling & Pressed Parts Group.

Our Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Team has embarked on a path to now not only design our facilities, but fully build, launch and maintain the equipment in them. This will include the need for Level 3 apprentices in Electrical Installation and Mechanical and Electrical Fitters. So this is hands-on, real world engineering. You’ll learn new methods, practices and equipment. You’ll apply everything you learn to the building and installation of manufacturing facilities.

Our Tooling & Pressed Parts Group (TPPG) combines traditional manual skills with the latest technologies. Here apprentices will help maintain or develop some of our most innovative products. You’ll cover a range of skilled disciplines, all of which are essential to the development of new and existing models.

Join us as a Manufacturing Apprentices and you’ll learn from a team of experts doing exciting new work in manufacturing engineering and production processes.

The Apprenticeship

The Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) Manufacturing is a four-year programme, delivered 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.

You will learn how to work safely at all times and make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of our products or equipment.

You can expect to spend a significant amount of your first year at the training provide (Make UK) as a Jaguar Land Rover employee on full salary learning the engineering basics, you’ll need in your role with us. Outside of term-times, you’ll compliment your studies working at a Jaguar Land Rover plant alongside members of our skilled teams. During your second and third years you’ll continue your studies at the training provide on a one to two-day release basis with the constant guidance and support of a Workplace Learning Manager.

Your fourth year will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 3 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career in a permanent manufacturing role.

Qualifications you’ll gain per role

Mechanical Fitter
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Fitting and Assembly).
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

Electrical Fitter
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Manufacturing Electrical Control Systems Equipment).
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

Electrical Installation
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
Level 3 City and Guilds Electrotechnical (Installation).

Tooling & Pressed Parts Group
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’s required

To be eligible for our advanced (level 3) apprenticeship programme you will need to demonstrate a strong motivation for working in our manufacturing function and a good understanding of a level 3 'hands on' apprenticeship and the learning and training that is involved. You will also need to meet our academic entry criteria:

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 (C) or higher and in addition 3 further GCSEs at level 4 (C) or higher to include one STEM subject or an Engineering vocational qualification level 3 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

If you are successful at being invited to an assessment centre, we will ask you to indicate your preference for which pathway you would prefer to pursue.

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 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. 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 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.

About Jaguar Land Rover

The way the world moves is changing faster than at any other time in automotive history

The world has changed beyond all recognition since the first car was made in 1885. And it’s a very different place than it was a year ago. The impact of the global pandemic has altered the way everyone thinks, the way everyone works and the way we all live. Every life has been affected every industry has been impacted. And the automotive industry has been put under enormous pressure.

But where there is change, there is also the challenge of meeting that change with bold action and positive behaviour. We want to lead the way in the development of tomorrow’s cars with a clear vision for the future. Cars that are cleaner, smarter and more connected to the world.

We believe in zero congestion, zero accidents and zero emissions. And we will achieve this by changing our focus from being simply a car manufacturer to a technology business that makes great cars. We will do this by putting real purpose at the heart of everything we do.

How to apply

Join us as an Advanced Apprenticeship Manufacturing and you’ll start influencing our success in activities across our entire business helping us to deliver our extensive plans for further growth. You’ll learn about and apply techniques and procedures to solve manufacturing problems and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information.

Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

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