Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme (APEP) Degree Apprenticeship
Our Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme Degree Apprenticeship is aimed at those with a passion for learning and innovation.
We’re reimagining the future of automotive, refining the quality of our combustion engines and expanding into electrification. As an APEP Apprentice, you will become a multi-disciplinary engineer, developing digital technology solutions for modern luxury vehicles that are renowned for their desirability and performance.
Electrical or Electronic Technical Support pathway
Electronics is the driving force behind most of the innovations in modern vehicles, with electronic parts in most, if not all, active components of our products. As an Electrical and Electronics Engineer, you will learn a variety of valuable skills including electronic circuit design, power electronics, embedded safety critical system design, programming and more.
During your time, you could work in any of the following Product Engineering functional areas: Digital Products Platform (DPP), Engineering Propulsion (EP) or Engineering Operations (EO). You will be asked to indicate your preference during the application process.
Digital Product Platform (DPP) - Gaydon
DPP delivers smart, connected, clean vehicles through creativity and design innovation and offers opportunities in a variety of digital disciplines including complex systems design and electronic hardware and software creation. The features you may expect, such as cabin interior functions or infotainment but also technologies such as connectivity, off-board processing and mobile app design to provide a wider range of customer experience.
Working within DPP offers the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities related to all parts of the product lifecycle. These include system design, electronics development and test, requirements and design through to implementation and validation. Working with external partners, you may also review and develop test cases, including propulsion and energy management systems as well as active suspension control, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), infotainment and convenience features such as interior cabin controls.
Engineering Operations (EO) - Lyons Park and Whitley
Engineering Operations 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 yourself working with teams such as our Operations, Prototype Operations, Electrical and Software, Prototype Battery Build or Test Operations team. This may include building and maintaining Labcars and facilitating testing by numerous engineering teams or delivering operational Labcars. You’ll get involved with learning how to develop and implement Electro-Mechanical Test Bench-on-Hardware in Loop (HIL) solutions via rest-bus simulation and controls deployment, for robotic test rig and vehicle testing platforms or learning about the end of line testing (EOLT) and battery teardown activities.
Engineering Propulsion (EP) - Whitley or Gaydon
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 will be part of the design and development team working on a wide range of commodities, chargers, inverters, battery management systems, electric machines and develop your understanding of electrical design. You will build strong skills in engineering electrical systems with multiple components and acquire and interpret data utilising data acquisition tools.
Engineering Vehicle (EV) (Gaydon)
EV is the key technical department for the product creation process: leading engineering innovation from concept to customer, managing the technical content of programmes, and balancing customer attributes and commodities to deliver and launch world class products. In particular, EV drives the creation and control of vehicle architectures, conducts diverse technical projects and concept studies, and champions end-to-end vehicle efficiency improvements, whilst integrating systems to ensure the seamless delivery of futureproofed cars.
Within EV you could find yourself working in a number of different technical areas such as: Vehicle Architecture, Vehicle Efficiency, Human Factors, Vehicle Integration, Vehicle Evaluation Team, Durability & Robustness, Noise Vibration & Harshness or Vehicle Dynamics.
Your Education Provider
As part of your Apprenticeship, you will study for a BEng in Applied Professional Engineering 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 an engineering professional. A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice to support you in performing at your best.
These modules are taught in blocks throughout the academic year by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), a key part of the University of Warwick. You will benefit from a mix of lectures, practical laboratory assignments, seminars and tutorials delivered in person and online, and enjoy access to a virtual learning environment for further support.
In your final year, you will undertake a work-based project that 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/undergraduatept/applied-professional-engineering/
You will need to have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 or higher plus three additional GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher, to include one STEM 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 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 email@example.com 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.
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