1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As part of Electrical Integration I am responsible for carrying out software updates on prototype vehicles. We also support all build phases from intial prototype to Job 1 vehicles.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt new technical skills in terms of electronic programming and diagnostics. I have also learnt professional skills that have improved confidence in approaching people.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the programme mainly down to the responsibility we are entrusted with as apprentices. Being given tasks that are important to the business function as a whole.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
I have been involved with a number of tasks which have been important to JLR. The success of these tasks has been recognised internally by the management, which gives an even bigger emphasis on the success.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The framework we follow is fairly well structured. The 6 year programme consists of different academic qualifications which have been set out quite well, but some elements have been last minute.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We have regular reviews with out training managers to make sure any issues we have can be easily resolved. They are our first point of call if we have any problems and they always try to be as helpful as possible.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have received support from my department, especially other people in my team that have guided me through some of my learning. My manager also offers support if I need it.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is very competitive, although my living costs are high due to the area in which I have to live in order to commute. As well as travel costs the benefits of the competitive salary are reduced.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
We often have team outings, in terms of meals or activities, which goes a long way to building morale within the team. There is also opportunity outside of work to be able to have a good social life.
9. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend?
The company is eager to invest in talent and support people to get the most out of them. The company are also in a very strong position at the moment and this means they are able to invest in people.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover?
Technical and automotive knowledge is required although for the application process this is too necessary as this is what you will be taught as part of the programme and people skills are key.
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