Control Engineer Apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Solihull, Birmingham West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£26,000 annually
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:


Control engineer, Systems analysis and fault diagnosis. Day to day work is mainly irrelevant at the moment with more a electrical based maintenance role but adds to my learning

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


When considering what I have gained it is quite a lot since I began my apprenticeship

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Sometimes can get frustrating when given irrelevant work

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


Not given many jobs that require responsibility

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


As we were the first year to have this 'higher' apprenticeship, and the job role wasn't originally meant to be on the program it hasn't been organised very well.

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


Originally quite a lot but it has been less and less now that he has other people to work with that have started. Problems can go unsolved.

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


In the paintshop I do receive the support I need when I ask.

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


Good pay

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There is the ELS scheme which allows you to do a training course once a year.

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


9b. Why?

Most job roles I have heard are quite well orginised and the pay is good trhoughout. good place to work

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

Make sure you are prepared and present yourself well at interviews and testing events.

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