Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship- Manufacturing

Solihull, Ryton, Castle Bromwich, Fen End

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Automotive, Automation, Manufacturing
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

REQ ID: 121685
JOB TITLE: Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship- Manufacturing, West Midlands      

POSTING END DATE: 29/03/2024 – JLR reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.   

START DATE:  9th September 2024  


LOCATION: Solihull, Ryton, Castle Bromwich, Fen End

Hybrid working is potentially available, depending on the area and manager. JLR is a multi-site business and you’ll be required to spend time working with different departments at several locations.  


You could not have chosen a more exciting time to take your first step on your career path with us. An apprenticeship with JLR introduces you to automotive innovation that you will be able to experience first-hand – and one that is always looking to tomorrow and beyond.  


Arrive as you are. Achieve the exceptional. 

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Manufacturing  

A JLR Advanced Apprenticeship provides an excellent opportunity to broaden your mind learning the latest concepts and technologies at college, and then applying your learning on real life projects.  


We’ll open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to JLR and our customers, whilst enabling you to complete your level 3 apprenticeship and achieve a vocational qualification relevant to your apprentice programme.    


As an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) on this programme you could be based in our Solihull Plant, Global Manufacturing Engineering (GME), Industrial Operations Programme Delivery or our Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Manufacturing team. You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.  


Solihull Plant  

Solihull is at the forefront of UK automotive manufacturing: a fast-paced environment delivering modern luxury for our customers and offering fantastic opportunities for learning and growth.  


Our Manufacturing Maintenance team at Solihull is responsible for the ongoing monitoring, maintenance and control of all equipment used in the manufacturing process, as well as driving process and facility improvements. Apprentices will provide valuable support for preventative or reactive maintenance across our technology areas: Trim and Final, Paint or Body, focusing on robotics, problem solving, smart automation, predictive maintenance and analytics.   


Global Manufacturing Engineering (GME) - Castle Bromwich 

Our GME team supports the projects and innovation that enables our JLR Reimagine Strategy across our global locations. You will join us in our Metrology team based in at our Pilot Plant facility in Castle Bromwich and be responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of manufacturing facilities and processes to build the modern luxury vehicles of the future. Quickly gaining real-world experience, you will play a key role in transforming our brands as we realise our future business transformation. 


If you enjoy problem solving and being at the heart of making things happen, then our GME roles will give you the opportunity to work through the end-to-end product lifecycle, with multiple stakeholders internally and externally, including engineers who use the data to make critical adjustments. Activities you’ll be involved with include understanding core measurement principles and practices, performing measurement tasks using tools, equipment, instrumentation and software. 


Industrial Operations Programme Delivery - Castle Bromwich or Ryton 

With empowered people in every role, we drive the business by uniting cross functional teams through the end-to-end process to ensure the most sustainable manufacturing solution is in place, for all vehicle and unit programmes. At every stage of the process, we satisfy our customers by delivering products that are ready to meet cost, quality, and time targets. 


Working in either our Trim and Final or Body in White (BIW) Pilot Operations facilities, you will work alongside a highly skilled and motivated team. In our Trim and Final facility you will learn all aspects of JLR products, spanning BIW, Trim, Chassis, Powertrain and electrical. In our BIW facility you will either specialise in sheet metal works or learn all aspects of the vehicle body construction process and the equipment we use to put everything together.   


Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Manufacturing – Ryton or Fen End 

The Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team is part of our manufacturing and industrial operations function and is responsible for ensuring our bespoke, limited edition and premium products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Working within the paint shop maintenance team, you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to a wide range of tasks that are essential for a manufacturing operation.  


You will be involved in various activities including equipment installation, performing preventative maintenance and responding to breakdown troubleshooting and repairs. You will work alongside experienced technicians and engineers to gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art machinery including paint robots, conveyors, controls systems, air handling units and other paint shop equipment, developing valuable skills in diagnosing and resolving technical issues. 


The Apprenticeship   

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Manufacturing is an exciting four-year programme which will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge you need for your role, including business behaviours such as team working and problem-solving.   


Your pathway will depend upon the area of the business in which you will be based. You will be asked for your preference on business area ahead of attending an assessment with us.   


During your apprenticeship, you can expect to spend a significant amount of your first year at our training provider: MAKE UK in Birmingham, B6 7EP. In your first year you’ll complement your studies by working at a JLR plant alongside members of our skilled teams. In subsequent years, you will predominantly work in the plant, and you’ll continue your studies leading up to your End Point Assessment. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have constant guidance and support from both the business and the training provider.  



You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 (C) alongside three further GCSEs at level 4 (C) or higher, including one STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) subject or an Engineering vocational qualification at level 3/90 credits/540 GLH or higher.  


We value new and diverse talent, unconstrained and innovative thinking, and fresh insights and perspectives to support us in developing class-leading products. An interest in manufacturing is desirable, along with real excitement and passion to help JLR deliver next-generation products and technology.  


If you do not hold or are not studying for the qualifications above but believe that you have equivalent awards or skills, please contact us at apprent@jaguarlandrover.com for a discussion before submitting your application. 



Our 2024 apprenticeship programme salary is £15,800. You’ll also enjoy a generous holiday allowance, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, an excellent pension scheme and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from retailers and sports clubs.   


You will be applying your curiosity and creativity every day as you begin to hone your skills for a successful, impactful career. You own your development, and only you can make it happen. We’ll be right by your side in your pursuit of exceptional, and we’ll give you all the encouragement and support you need.   


Your future starts here.   


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.  


You can find out more about our apprenticeships and how they play their part on:  

Facebook – @lifeatJLR  

Twitter – @lifeatJLR  

Instagram – @lifeatjlr  

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