JAGUAR LAND ROVER RECRUITS MORE THAN 150 APPRENTICES

Coventry, UK: Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading automotive employer, has launched a campaign to recruit more than 150 apprentices to join its 2013 training programme. This includes approximately 90 Advanced and 60 Higher Apprenticeships. The scheme is open for applications now and will close on 31 January 2013.

Higher Apprenticeships are open to A-Level (or equivalent) qualified candidates whose qualifications include maths and a science or technology subject. They will undertake a comprehensive training programme to achieve a number of NVQ level qualifications as well as an undergraduate engineering degree. Higher Apprenticeships will take approximately six years to complete, as a combination of time spent at university and time in the workplace.

Advanced Apprenticeships are open to all GCSE qualified candidates. They will study for a NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, a NVQ3 in a chosen trade, a Technical Certificate and training in key skills such as Communication, IT & Numeracy. The Advanced Apprenticeship will take between three and four years to complete through a combination of time spent in the workplace and college.

Apprentices will then go on to fulfil roles in a variety of manufacturing and product development functions at Jaguar Land Rover’s sites in the West Midlands and the North West. This includes Jaguar Land Rover’s £355 milllion new advanced engine manufacturing facility currently under construction in South Staffordshire.

Kirsty Scott, Head of Organisation Performance said, “We have recruited more than 300 apprentices in the last two years and are pleased to be recruiting another significant intake of new apprentices in 2013. We have ambitious plans for growth and Jaguar Land Rover is committed to providing the highest quality of both practical and academic training to develop future talent for the business.”

Ben Lamb is in his second year of a Higher Apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. He said, “There are exciting opportunities available to all, with hard work and application rewarded. It is what I expected and more, in the sense that the company values enormously the introduction and impact of apprentices.”

Details of the apprenticeships along with other current vacancies at Jaguar Land Rover can be found at:  http://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com

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Notes to editors:

  • Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for sustainable growth and profitability.
  • Jaguar Land Rover will invest circa £2bn in its products and facilities in the financial year to March 2013.
  • Jaguar Land Rover employs 25,000 people and sells vehicles in more than 170 countries around the world.
  • Jaguar Land Rover has recruited over 8,000 people in the last two years.
  • Jaguar Land Rover is building a state of the art advanced engine facility at i54 South Staffordshire Business Park investing £355m and creating 750 new jobs. Construction commenced on 20th June 2012 and is on-going.
  • Jaguar Land Rover makes a significant contribution to the UK economy contributing £7bn GVA in the last financial year.
  • One of the UK’s largest exporters by value (£8.2bn in 2011) and generates in the region of 85% of its revenue from exports.
  • 12 months to 31 March 2012, JLR generated PBT of £1.5bn with revenues of £13.5bn.  

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Palmer, Senior Communications Officer
M: + 44 (0) 7557 540611 E: lpalmer1@jaguarlandrover.com

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