Jaguar Land Rover

Young Women in the Know – Degree Appretince

We’re committed to inspiring tomorrow’s engineers. A significant part of this commitment is striving to change the outdated perceptions of engineering and manufacturing, encouraging more women to consider careers in these fields. The Young Women in the Know (YWIK) scheme has been developed to help address this, increasing the female talent pool especially through, Advanced and Degree Apprenticeships routes across all our sites
The Young Women in the Know scheme is a week-long programme which includes tours of Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing, design and engineering sites, engagement and mentoring by female apprentices, graduates and engineers and a day on work experience at one of our plants.
If your application  is successful and leads to a place on the Young Women in the Know scheme , this could result in an invitation to one of  our Apprentice Assessment Events where if you perform well could ultimately receive an offer of employment to join our Apprentice Programme

Join us as an Engineering Degree Apprentice and you’ll start influencing our success in routes across our business, including:

Manufacturing Engineering

In this role, you’ll be pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products. Your studies will help you focus on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch our products on time.

Engineering & Technical Support

Here, you’ll apply your engineering skills in one of three key areas. You may work with vehicle collaboration carrying out performance data tests to support our vehicle development programmes.

You might work in Computer Aided Design where you’ll learn forming and machining techniques prior to blending Computer-Aided Engineering and Modelling to generate vehicle geometry.

Alternatively in Electrical Engineering you will be working on technologies that leverage intelligent computer systems, consumer electronics and cloud services to transform the way that customers use JLR cars. An engineer in this team will be involved in all aspects of developing world-class systems using cutting-edge technology". 

Product design & development

Here, you’ll build on our iconic designs or breathe life into the new ones.  You’ll do this in one of three ways: by translating 2D concepts into 3D products, developing concepts and data into digital or clay models, or by turning geometrical data into exciting new vehicles.


In our Engineering Cost Estimation department, you’ll develop a core understanding of engineering in addition to a range of financial and analytical skills. In other roles, you’ll solve supplier technical issues in our manufacturing sites, while developing your overall technical knowledge. You’ll also visit suppliers to help them grow their lean manufacturing techniques and quality approach.

What to expect

You will undertake a modern apprenticeship under the auspices of the Trailblazer standards. This exciting programme will develop your practical skills and cultivate the knowledge required for your particular role in the business. This is all achieved whilst developing your behaviours, as we are not just interested in what you accomplish, but the manner in which you do it.

As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications:

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Manufacture (Development Competence)
BEng (Hons) Degree in Applied Engineering
Level 6 Apprentices will be selected for one of the following routes:

  • Control/Technical Support Engineer
  • Electrical / Electronic Technical Support Engineer
  • Product Design and Development Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

Expect to achieve a BEng in Applied Engineering, NVQs relevant to your specific job and top class on-the-job training that will support and focus you on becoming highly competent to deliver in the role.

What you'll need

You’ll need Maths (higher paper) and English Language GCSE C Grade or Grade 4-9 or above. In addition you will need three GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Science, Engineering or Technology at C Grade or above, or as an alternative, Engineering Vocational qualification level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH).  Also, you’ll need one of the following two:

  • Two A Levels to include Maths and an additional Mathematical/Physics/Chemistry/Technology or Engineering subject at C Grade or above.
  • Or A Level Maths at C Grade or above plus an Engineering Level 3 qualification of 120 credit value (720 GLH)


As you’d expect from one of the world’s most revered organisations, an outstanding range of rewards and benefits await, including a competitive salary and paid-for qualifications. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover an excellent place to start your journey – it all starts here!

Job type: 
Advanced apprenticeship
Resulting qualification: 
Degree qualification
Application deadline: 

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