Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development (APEP) Degree Apprenticeship

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Over the duration of your apprenticeship you will get to work on ground-breaking projects, alongside expert minds and become one yourself thanks to your studies at the prestigious University of Warwick.

Real-world experience. Academic recognition. Getting the best of both worlds means you’ll jump ahead of your peers. Plus, the theory you learn here throughout your time spent at the University of Warwick, which will be typically one week out of six, means you’ll make an ever-greater contribution and have some in-demand skills.

Product Development:

Product Engineering is responsible for the delivery of everything the customer sees and touches on a vehicle. The team creates and develops engineering solutions from the virtual to the physical environment to deliver world class systems and products. Working efficiently as one team, our goal is to create high-quality, desirable and technologically advanced products that will shape the future of mobility.

You will be responsible for creating and developing engineering systems for departments such as Body/Chassis, Electrical & Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain, Product Engineering Operations or Supplier Technical Assistance. From concept through to production, ensuring they meet functional, legal & sustainability requirements, designed for manufacture & assembly, and optimised for quality, weight and cost.

On your journey to becoming an expert in Product Engineering, you will learn to use cutting edge digital engineering toolsets such as CAD and CAE, become experts in system and sub-system engineering, acquire in-depth knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, and gain the ability to solve complex engineering problems. These are just some of the skills you will develop and need to deliver pioneering engineering excellence for our future products. You will be a core member of the Product Engineering team, contributing directly to the development of new vehicles whilst mentored by industry experts.


To ensure the delivery of quality vehicles product compliance is high on our agenda. As an Apprentice in this area you will develop an understanding of the end to end process from regulations being issued through certification to conformity of production and investigations. You will be involved in both internal and external investigations, developing coordinated Jaguar Land Rover responses to compliance issues and learn to use data to drive to solutions, and coordinate the team to produce fast results.

What’s required:

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher and in addition 3 additional GCSEs level 5 (C) or above to include one STEM subject or Engineering Vocational qualification level 3/ 90 credits/540 GLH or higher.

In addition A level Maths at grade B or higher and a second A level at grade C or above in Physics; Chemistry; Engineering or Design & Technology.

If you do not have or are not studying for A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent, please contact us at to discuss before you submit an application.

In addition to these academic requirements at the assessment stage we will also look for evidence of other qualifications, knowledge, experience or qualities – for example a third A-level or other further academic qualifications; a substantial time in employment or voluntary activity; a technical project or hobby or substantial responsibilities as a carer.

We will also be looking for you to demonstrate your passion for the role and explain your motivation for wanting to join our Applied Professional Engineer Programme as a degree apprentice.

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.


The Apprenticeship:

The Applied Professional Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6) is a four-year programme, where you earn whilst you learn.

During Year one and two, apprentices will spend their time in off the job training provided by the University of Warwick and also within the workplace.

In Year three and four you will study specialised subjects in line with your chosen pathway. Your final year of your apprenticeship will see you complete your end-point assessment and achieve your Level 6 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career in a permanent role within Engineering.

Specialism Modules (Year 1 & 2):

Personal Skills for Professional Excellence, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics and Energy Methods, Electrical and Electronic Systems 1, Applied Engineering Design + Technical Operations Management, Quality methods, Workshop Skills + DFM + MMP, Industrial Digitalisation, Engineering Systems, Dynamic Mechanics & Thermofluids, instrumentation & Control, Numerical Methods for Modelling, Project Management & Leadership and CAD/CAM.

Specialism Modules (Year 3 & 4):

Advanced Qualities Techniques, Productionising Designs, Mechatronics & Control Systems, Networking Infrastructure Communication and Interoperability of Systems, CAE (CFD, FEA) & Physical Correlation, Industrial Processes, Materials for Advanced Applications, Stress Analysis, Functional Systems and Aerodynamics.

Following the successful completion of your Apprenticeship you could find yourself working in one of the following areas: Body/Chassis, Electrical & Vehicle Engineering, Product Engineering Operations or Quality.

Additional job details

West Midlands
Circa £20,000

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

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.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15 February 2021

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Closing date:  15 February 2021

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