Engineering Degree Apprentice - Chassis

Engineering Degree Apprentice - Chassis

Jaguar Land Rover
West Midlands

Job description

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.

Chassis Engineering turn vehicle attribute level requirements (for example: "glide over the landscape without feeling the bumps", "handle like a racing car", "Stop faster than the competition"), into system and component designs that will deliver the required level of ride, steering, handling and durability

Roles cover are various of areas within chassis, such as:

Motion Systems: Responsible for integrating mechanical, electronic and software elements of motion systems, optimisation of braking and optimisation of stability control. Using Computer Aided Engineering alongside hardware testing in rigs and vehicles.

SSA: Responsible for the design & engineering of Subframes, Suspension Links, Knuckles & Engine Mounting Systems, designing minimum mass components that meet a complex set of targets, design rules and manufacturing requirements. Use of Catia, AVA tools enables you to do virtual design & test processes

SST: Use a variety of CAE, rigs and whole vehicle tests together with data acquisition and post processing tools to optimise air suspension systems and ensure it works as required under all conditions.

SWAT: Use rigs and whole vehicle tests together with data acquisition to optimise the steering system, wheels and tyres and ensure it works as required under all conditions.
Integration: Create and use multi-body and FEA computer models to optimise axle performance, calculate forces and see how each part of the system moves.

Driving Dynamics: CAE and whole vehicle testing are used to perform final tuning of suspension parameters to optimise ride, handling and steering.

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
  • 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 and English Language GCSE C Grade or above (Grade 4-9). In addition you will need three GCSE’s (or equivalent) including a science, engineering or technology at C Grade or above, or as an alternative, an 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.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

Please only make one application for our Apprentice vacancies. Read all scheme information carefully and apply to the one position that aligns most with your qualifications, skills, experience and interests. We will not process any duplicate applications.




West Midlands

(Including Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Gaydon and Whitley

How to apply

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 16/03/2018

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