24 November 2020

  • Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting almost 300 new apprentices, undergraduates and graduates for September 2021
  • New engineering degree apprenticeship and other award-winning skills programmes available
  • Degree apprenticeship offers opportunity for a competitive salary and no university tuition fees
  • Early careers recruitment during the coronavirus pandemic reflects company’s ongoing commitment to developing future skills

Tuesday 24 November 2020, Whitley, UK – Jaguar Land Rover is looking for up to 300 new apprentices, undergraduates and graduates to join the business in September 2021.

The company has unveiled a new engineering degree apprenticeship in partnership with the University of Warwick to develop technical skills and knowledge across engineering. This will enable Jaguar Land Rover to continue to build its engineering capability for an autonomous, connected and electric future. The new apprenticeship joins an established line-up of early careers programmes already offered by Jaguar Land Rover, including different options for school leavers, college and university students.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive apprenticeship provider, accounting for about half of all UK automotive manufacturing apprentices. It is also currently ranked the fourth most attractive employer for engineering*.

All the early careers’ programmes deliver on-the-job training with invaluable coaching and mentoring from the company’s experienced engineers.  The degree apprenticeship combines real-world and academic experience, with the additional benefits of earning a competitive salary while learning – and no university tuition fees.

These are rapidly evolving times and the automotive industry is transforming to respond. Developing young talent is crucial to the future of our business and having diversity in our people at this stage of their career is pivotal. We need young people who are passionate about our industry and brands, who desire to shape a different kind of world and who want to work together with innovation.

We design modern, tailored and up to date early careers programmes to ensure we equip our people with skills for now and the future, whilst providing a supportive and inclusive environment. Recent events have meant we have had to learn to do things differently and to be flexible. We will continue to innovate and digitalise, to deliver our early careers programmes during these times to ensure our people have access to opportunities and growth in a safe way.

Carrie Barber
Talent and People Capability Director, Jaguar Land Rover

This new four-year programme will enable Jaguar Land Rover to train and develop potential engineers, preparing them for a future in product design, development or manufacturing.

The new engineering apprenticeship scheme follows the successful introduction of the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship in 2018, which was designed to build Jaguar Land Rover’s capability and skills needed to develop and deliver future mobility technologies.Over the past three years, Jaguar Land Rover has recruited almost 2,200 young people to its apprentice, undergraduate and graduate programmes.

I joined as one of the first apprentices two years ago. I was attracted to the programme because it meant I could study for a degree in an area I’m passionate about and also get some hands-on experience. Being paid to study a subject I enjoy was an additional benefit.

I have had the opportunity to get involved with some really challenging work which has had a real impact on the business and how it operates. My experience on the programme has been fantastic so far. I’ve always felt supported and comfortable in asking my team for advice. I’m looking forward to completing my apprenticeship and my future career at Jaguar Land Rover.

Lauren Overton
Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover

Applications for all programmes are now open and further information can be found here.

Further information

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands. Land Rover is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar is one of the world’s premier luxury marques, as well as being the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.

At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2019 we sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a growing portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines, giving our customers even more choice.

We are confident that our comprehensive strategy, exciting pipeline of market-leading vehicles and innovative approach to technology and mobility will see us continue to progress towards Destination Zero, our mission to shape future mobility with zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.


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Corporate Affairs Manager

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Notes to Editors

*Universum – World’s most attractive employers report  

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Programmes on offer:

  • Advanced Apprenticeships in Manufacturing and Special Operations
  • Higher Apprenticeships in Manufacturing
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeships
  • Applied Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeships
  • Level 7 Finance Apprenticeships
  • Undergraduate placements and graduate schemes.