Mechatronics Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£240 weekly
Review Date:
June 2015

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Workshop activities such as bench fitting, electrical wiring and mechanical maintenance. Classroom lessons including, maths, mechanical principles, plc's, robotics, electronic devices, electrical principles, CAD and health and safety.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


All workshop lessons above have given me new skills and experiences that I did not previously have. Certain lessons including the electrical subject have given me more knowledge and experience. Maths and health and safety have allowed me to further my previous knowledge.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the programme and the way that it has been set out. The mixture of classroom to practical lessons is good and means that I am able to do a variety of tasks throughout the week.

4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?


I feel valued by jaguar land rover.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well organised, however as it was the first year testing trailblazer there were a few parts that could have been organised better.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I receive all the support I need/ask for.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive all the support I need/ask for.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


As I still live at home the salary I get is enough for me at the moment. If I were to move out it would be a struggle to cover costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are opportunities outside of work but these could be advertised better.

9. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend?


9b. Why?

Brilliant environment to work in, you are taught transferable skills and the majority of people are always willing to help, put in time and push you to succeed.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover?

Ensure that it is something you really want to do as it is a very hands on job. Answer application questions carefully and with full detail and make sure you look into the company before your interview so that you are aware of the different aspects. Be confident on the assessment day but make sure you are yourself.

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