Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

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Arrive as you are. Achieve the exceptional.

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Ready to future-proof your skills? The Higher Apprenticeship combines real projects and on-the-job training while you work towards formal qualifications at your training provider. You’ll work within our engineering teams who are responsible for reimagining the cars of tomorrow, focusing on our future of sustainability-rich modern luxury achieved through curiosity, creativity and precision engineering.

Joining our engineering teams, you’ll learn and develop in one of the industry’s most dynamic environments, finding the balance between performance, sustainability and refinement, and helping us to respond to the environmental issues that are shaping automotive innovation.

You could find yourself working within our Engineering Operations or Engineering Vehicle teams.

Engineering Operations (EO) - Whitley, Gaydon, Lyons Park, Ansty Park

Engineering Operations (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, EO harness a variety of skill sets, from project management, information management and data analytics, to building and testing prototypes.  

As an apprentice you could find yourself working across a number of teams such as our battery testing or climactic testing, test bed or lab testing team or the calibration team.  Apprentices will undertake a variety of activities dependant on their role. Activities may develop skills such as fabrication, testing, electro-mechanical calibration techniques, vehicle installation into our test chambers and pre-test checks and the use of automated test equipment. Alongside this, you will develop your ability to turn theoretical knowledge into practical ability and develop your communication and problem-solving skills.

Engineering Vehicle (EV) - Gaydon, Coventry

EV is the key technical department for the product creation process - leading the engineering from concept to customer, managing the technical content of programmes and balancing customer attributes and commodities to deliver and launch our world class products.

You will gain valuable knowledge and experience as you work with various teams. This may include working with Technical Specialists to understand requirements, or with the Concepts Team to get a grasp of the early up-front work, work on the build of the models and supporting design reviews and customer clinics.

Your Education Provider  

As part of your apprenticeship, you will study for a HNC with your training provider: Warwick Trident College in Leamington Spa, CV34 6SW.

During your apprenticeship, you will study a range of modules designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to thrive.  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 to support you in performing at your best.

Your studies will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching, online study and independent learning. The learning you acquire will apply directly to your role at JLR.  

In the final year, you will undertake your End Point Assessment (EPA) upon successful completion of which you will achieve your Level 4 Apprenticeship, ready for an amazing career with JLR.  


To be eligible for this programme, you will need to have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at level 4 or higher and in addition 3 GCSEs at level 4 or higher to include one science subject or engineering vocational qualification level 3 90credits/540 GLH or higher.  

In conjunction with your GCSE specified above you will also require one of the following three qualifications:

You will need to have achieve or on track to achieve A-level Maths at Grade C or higher  


Level 3 National Extended BTEC Diploma in one of the following:


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

You will need to achieve or be on track to achieve an overall grade at DDD or above. You must also have achieved a Distinction for Unit 1: Engineering Principles within your BTEC qualification.  


We also consider the following T-Levels:

Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

You will need to achieve or be on track to achieve an overall grade at Distinction or above. You must also have achieved grade A or above for the Core Component.

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 £20,300. 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.

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