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Below you will find answers to the questions that we get asked the most by candidates applying for our apprenticeship opportunities. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact our dedicated Recruitment and Support Team who will be happy to help you. You might also want to refer to the various short videos on the website.

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When does the Apprentice Programme start?

Our UK Retailer Network are recruiting all year around. Vacancies are created at a local level by our Retailers. All live opportunities are advertised on the Retailer Apprentice Programme website within the 'Apply Now' page.

If you do not see an opportunity in your area, you are still able to register your details via the 'Apply Now' page. We will hold your details on file until a vacancy is registered with us that aligns to your preferences. 

New opportunities are registered on a regular basis and candidates should frequently check the website for new vacancies. 

Successful applicants are employed by a Jaguar Land Rover Retailer and start their Apprenticeship shortly afterwards. New groups are started throughout the year and the programme does not align to a static academic year.

There is typically a peak in vacancy numbers between the months of May and September.

Will I need to go away for training?

Off-the-job training is a key element of the Apprenticeship Programme and will equate to at least 20% of the total training received. Learners are required to spend approximately 5-8 weeks per year (1 week at a time) on block release training, delivered at one of our 5 Training Academies. Accommodation is provided by your employer in conjunction with the Jaguar Land Rover Academy in one of our partner hotels.

Advanced notice of training dates and locations will be given.

What qualifications will I achieve?

The qualification that you achieve is dependent on the specialism that you study. Specific information can be found within the Programme Brochure which can be found on the Home page.

All of our qualifications are nationally recognised and are transferrable within the automotive industry. 

On the conclusion of each programme, learners will undertake an internal Jaguar Land Rover assessment. This will promote the learner onto the first step of the Jaguar Land Rover Learner Journey which is managed via our Learner Management System (LMS), Excellence. The LMS guides our Retail Employees through their short, medium and long term development opportunities.

What will I earn?

Our Retailers dictate the remuneration that our learners receive. All Retailers are required to pay, at least, The National Minimum Wage.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

For more information, please visit the Government website via the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates 

How do I apply?

All applications are made through the Retailer Apprentice Programme website.

Applicants should identify a vacancy through the 'Apply Now' page. All of the information that you will need will be contained in the job description. Further information about the Recruitment and Selection process can be found under the 'Application Process' page. We would encourage all applicants to review this information before submitting an application.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Recruitment and Support Team using the contact information at the top of the page. 

Where will I work?

All applicants who are successful in their application, assessment and interview are employed by their local Jaguar Land Rover Retailer. Details will be provided through the Recruitment and Selection process.

Off-the-job training is also a key element of the Apprenticeship Programme. Learners are required to spend approximately 5-8 weeks per year on Block Release Training, delivered at one of our 5 Training Academies. Accommodation is provided by your employer in conjunction with the Jaguar Land Rover Academy in one of our partner hotels.

Where will I train?

The Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Apprenticeship Programme has access to five state-of-the-art Training Academies, strategically located across the UK. The Programme also utilises some of the latest training resources including Virtual Classrooms, e-Learning and brand specific training materials.

Apprentices are employed by one of our Jaguar Land Rover Retailers where they receive on-the-job training and mentoring.

Off-the-job training accounts for at least 20% of programme delivery.

Our Academies are located as follows:

Leamington Spa

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Halewood, Liverpool

Staverton Hall, Daventry

Lagta, Motherwell (Scotland)

Learners are allocated a learning group and Training Academy at the beginning of their Apprenticeship Programme.

 

Does the Apprentice Programme lead to a confirmed job offer?

Apprentice Programmes with Jaguar Land Rover last between 1 and 3 years depending on the specialism chosen. All Apprentices are employed by an approved Jaguar Land Rover Retailer for the course of their Apprenticeship.

Typically a high percentage of Apprentices are employed permanently on the conclusion of the Apprenticeship Programme. The Recruiting Manager at the Retailer will discuss this with you in greater detail at interview. 

For more information, please speak with the Recruitment and Support Team.

How do I contact you for further general information?

We would be delighted to hear from you to answer any questions that you might have and to support you through your application.

Our dedicated Recruitment & Support Team are on hand Monday to Friday and their contact details can be found at the top of the page.

You might also like to review the short videos on the website and the downloadable Programme Brochure that will contain much of the key programme information.

Are there any pre-requisites?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To join the programme, applicants must possess or demonstrate that they're predicted the following GCSE level (or equivalent) grades and are aged 16 or over.

GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths, English and Science.

'Equivalent' includes:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills

Am I classed as a student and can I apply for an NUS card?

Yes, you will be classified as a student and you can apply for an NUS card and many other student benefits.  For more information, please navigate to the Learner Benefits page.

Do you make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities?

Yes, we apply reasonable adjustments to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Applicants should make the Recruitment and Support Team aware of any disabilities using the standard application form. We will discuss this with you at Phone Interview if your application is progressed to this stage.

If you are successful in your application a further more in depth discussion around the support that will be put in place will be undertaken by an Assessor during enrolment.

How long is the Apprenticeship Programme?

Typically the Apprentice Programme lasts between 12 and 36 months dependant on the specialism that you are enrolled onto. Please review the Programme Brochure for more information.

If you have existing qualifications that count towards the apprenticeship requirements, it may be possible to shorten your individual learning programme via prior learning accreditation.