Jaguar Land Rover bolsters UK apprenticeship programme to boost future skills for electrification

6 December 2022

  • Around 300 apprentices to be hired in 2023, with new recruits trained in vital future skills to build luxury electric cars for Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover, Defender, Discovery and Jaguar brands
  • In total, over 800 people will join the company’s Early Careers programmes next year – a 55% increase on 2022
  • Jaguar Land Rover was named a Top 100 Apprenticeships Employer in 2022
  • The company’s apprentice, undergraduate and graduate programmes open for application in January 2023, including flagship apprentice degree apprenticeship programmes in Digital Technology and Engineering
  • The announcement follows the unveiling of Jaguar Land Rover’s Future Skills Programme, which aims to upskill staff for its connected car and data capabilities, to support the rapid transition to electrification
  • The business also recently announced a global hiring drive to recruit more than 800 skilled digital and engineering workers from the digital technology industry

Gaydon, UK – 6 December 2022: Jaguar Land Rover has today announced it will hire around 300 apprentices in the UK in 2023 as the company continues to expand its talent pool as part of its transition to an electrified future.

The hiring drive means over 800 people will join Jaguar Land Rover’s early careers programmes in 2023, a 55% increase on last year’s figure and a new record intake for the company. Jaguar Land Rover’s early careers roles open for application in January, with around 300 apprenticeship places adding to undergraduate and graduate positions.

Places are available across engineering, manufacturing, software engineering, data, logistics, and product development, with all successful applicants enrolled onto courses in autonomous driving, electrification and more. The programme includes flagship apprentice degree apprenticeship programmes in Digital Technology and Engineering for students pursuing careers in Software Engineering, Data Engineering and Analytics or Cyber Security. Apprenticeships at Jaguar Land Rover range from Level 3 to Level 7 and typically require five GCSEs at Level 5 or above, plus at least two A‑Levels including Maths at Grade B or above.

Jaguar Land Rover already has one of the largest apprenticeship populations in the UK automotive sector, with around 1,200 apprentices currently in training across the Jaguar Land Rover Academy. Through its academy, the company invests approximately £20m each year in lifelong learning and development.  And was named in the Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers 2022, a national league table that recognises England’s leading apprenticeship employers.

The announcement follows the launch of the company’s Future Skills Programme in September this year, a global upskilling drive to train 29,000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification. 

The hiring drive further establishes a pipeline of skills which will see all Jaguar Land Rover modern luxury cars available in pure electric form by the end of the decade, the vision of the Company’s Reimagine strategy. 

Candidates can find out more about Jaguar Land Rover’s apprenticeship places HERE.

We’re extremely proud of our record in supporting early careers, and our place as a top employer for apprentices. Anyone joining Jaguar Land Rover will be part of company fully invested in lifelong learning and development. Our vision is to become the proud creators of modern luxury. We welcome people who are passionate about contributing to that successful transformation.

Dave Williams
Executive Director of Human Resources

I love the opportunities that come with carrying out an apprenticeship and since starting I have been given a lot of responsibility. It’s also incredibly rewarding. Spending around 80% of my time in Jaguar Land Rover’s Electric Vehicle Charging team, I can see how what I do directly relates to the company’s target of becoming carbon net zero by 2039 – all whilst I am still studying for a degree for the remaining 20%.”

Parris Small
Software Engineering Degree Apprentice

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Notes to Editors

About Jaguar Land Rover: Reimagining the future of modern luxury by design 

Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy is delivering a sustainability‑rich vision of modern luxury by design.  

Our class‑leading, modern luxury Range Rover, Discovery, Defender and Jaguar vehicles are in demand around the world, with over 370,000 sold in 123 countries during fiscal year 2021/22. Electrified models accounted for around two thirds of units sold, thanks to a model range that embraces fully electric and hybrid electric technologies, as well as the latest petrol and diesel engines. 

We are transforming our business to become carbon net zero across our supply chain, products and operations by 2039 and have set a roadmap to reduce emissions across our own operations and value chains by 2030 through approved, science‑based targets. Electrification is central to this strategy, and all Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates will be available in pure electric form by the end of the decade. 

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and a Battery Assembly Centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia, as well as seven technology hubs across the globe.   

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors since 2008, Jaguar Land Rover has unrivalled access to leading global players in technology and sustainability within the wider Tata Group.