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 6 Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
Our Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeships are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and innovation.
Increasingly automated. Ever more sophisticated. This is the future our vision holds for our vehicles. As a Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice, you will implement technology solutions aligned to your pathway, to develop new products and services and increase productivity using digital technologies. JLR is a world leader in engineering – we make incredible luxury vehicles. Our aspirations are no different for Digital & Technology. Our people, our teams and our culture are at the heart of everything we do. We are natives of the Agile and “DevOps” world and are here to solve complex technical challenges.
Data Analytics pathway
Innovation starts life in numbers. Data dictates where we go next. You’ll tell us what it’s saying. But first, we need to make you fluent in this unique language. By the end of the programme, you’ll understand data structures, software development procedures and analytical tools we use.
This pathway will expose you to key areas including Data Science & Machine Learning and Business Analytics & Visualisation, and you could find yourself working within Digital, Engineering Operations (EO) or Engineering Propulsion (EP). You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.
Digital - Gaydon
At the heart of this highly entrepreneurial team, you will contribute to pioneering projects, solve complex commercial problems and influence every aspect of our business. Whether you’re addressing global programmes and organisational design or delivery costs and quality targets, your digital solutions will create real insight, enabling more effective decision-making.
You’ll learn data structures and how to effectively use our analytical tools. You will also support the team in solving complex analytics problems, deploying solutions into the business and creating reusable data assets. You will learn how to work in an agile environment (Scrum methodology) and use industry-standard tools such as Jira. You will also learn about modern development methodologies and processes and help the team with user and business engagement and understanding and documenting requirements.
In your third year, you will build your skills in problem structuring, data wrangling, modelling and visualisation, data science and analytical strategy skills before developing a key specialism in the fourth and final year (data science, data engineering, data analytics).
Engineering Operations (EO) - Gaydon, Whitley with occassional travel to Ansty and Lyons Park
EO are at the heart of JLR Engineering. Involved at every stage of the engineering process, they underpin technical innovation and product delivery with programme management, tools and processes and specialist technical services to deliver our world class products. A diverse team, Engineering Operations harness a variety of skill sets, from project management, information management and data analytics, to building and testing prototypes.
You could find could yourself focusing on activities such as validating data measurements for testing, developing automation evaluation tools, correlating and validating data or identifying data quality improvements. You will develop skills such as agile project management, data quality tools and process development, data management, data presentation and data visualisation.
Engineering Propulsion (EP) - Gaydon or Whitley
Our Propulsion Engineering team are leaders in the design, test, validation and certification of world-class propulsion systems aimed at delivering driving experiences that our customers will love for life. The scope of our propulsion systems is far-reaching and includes major commodity groups such as electric drive units, energy storage devices, engines, transmissions and drivelines, complemented by software system integration, calibration and control strategies.
You could find yourself validating data measurements, data curation including creation and maintenance, data quality management including monitoring, debugging and resolution, data visualisation and working with automated evaluation tools and software to improve data quality. You will develop your understanding of agile, data lifecycle management, data quality processes and tools and design and create technical presentations and reports.
Your Education Provider
As part of your apprenticeship, you will study for a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions with the University of Warwick.
During your apprenticeship, you will study a range of modules designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to thrive as a technology professional. You’ll contribute to the business in your assigned role, as well as undertake additional study in your own time, to achieve your academic award. A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice along the way, to support you in performing at your best.
Modules are taught in week-long blocks throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), part of the University of Warwick. These will be a mix of lectures, practical laboratory assignments, seminars and tutorials delivered in person and online and you will also enjoy access to a virtual learning environment for further support.
In the final year, you will undertake a work-based project which also forms part of your End Point Assessment (EPA). On successful completion of your EPA, you will achieve your Level 6 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career with JLR.
You can find out more about your curriculum here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/degree-apprenticeships/courses/digital-technology-solutions
You will need to have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher plus three additional GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher, to include one STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) subject
In addition, you will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve A-level Maths at grade B or higher and an additional A-level in Physics, Chemistry, Design & Technology, ICT, Computer Science, Economics or Engineering at grade C or higher.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a discussion before submitting your application.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
Our 2024 apprenticeship programme salary is £24,480. 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.