Advanced Apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Warwickshire West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£220 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:


Full time at college for the first year, it is good but could be better organised. Lessons from 8-5 most days and some days all day workshop. Little to none responsibilities with regards to college.

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


I have learnt a few new skills and developed a lot of skills I already had. I feel like I should be learning more as the lecturers seem to be teaching us how to write an assignment rather than teaching us on a broader scale.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy working for an amazing company, but feel like the course should be more tailored to our needs. I enjoy being at plant a lot more than I enjoy being at college. Looking forward to next year where we will spend more time actually at work rather than at college.

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


At the moment in college I feel like there is a lot of pressure on us to give a good impression of Jaguar Land Rover, but there is not a 'value' in a sense when we are at college. When we are at plant I feel a lot more valued as a team member. A lot of the time we are treated as children at college rather than adults which they expect us to be.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I don't feel like there is a great deal of organisation of the course. The training is happening and assignments are getting completed but the PEO/Trailblazer paperwork wasn't ready so has become very organised.

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


I feel like I receive a lot of support from my ITM but not a great deal of support from the college tutors.

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


Due to being at college full time I feel like I am disconnected from people at work apart from my ITM.

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


I find it difficult to be able to pay for everything I need for example living costs, running a car etc. Some months I struggle and I am lucky enough to have family that can help me out occasionally. But, from an apprenticeship wage I feel like it is a good wage to be on considering the minimum wage.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are opportunities but unfortunately being at college we get forgotten about so do not hear of the events. A lot of the time being an advanced apprentice I feel like we do get left out and the highers are asked to go on events rather than advanced.

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


9b. Why?

It is a great company to work for and you can progress and grow by working for them.

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

Just be yourself, try not to act like you would think they are expecting. Everyone I have spoken to is very friendly and they wont try and grill you they will just want to chat.

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