1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Job Title: PD Body CAD Engineer Degree Apprentice College full time in first year - complete foundation degree and workshop NVQs. Second year - Part time college, Part time work Third Year till sixth year - Work with weeks away at Warwick uni
Responsible for your own workload, at college and when at work. Treated like a full time permanent employee. Managers and supervisors in place to support you.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Developed time management skills, as you have to balance study, work and home life. Learnt new practical skills in workshop, e.g. fitting techniques, CNC programming, CAD software etc.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Overall I enjoy the programme. Some things are a little unorganised because of the sheer amount of apprentices doing different courses and training at different levels.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
I feel very value to the company. You receive all the benefits of a full time permanent employee. They make it clear that they very much intent to have a job waiting for you at the end of the apprenticeship.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is well structured, giving plenty of training including practical workshop based training. The programme can be unorganised due to the different pathways offered in the apprenticeship. Your course is structured to your job title, therefore not everyone does the same things.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Support is provided throughout the apprenticeship by work-based learning managers at college/university. Your manager will give you review sessions on how you are doing every few months.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Your manager at work will support you while based in plant. They will go through training and will be who you go to with any problems you may have.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary exceeds my costs of living, and is a good wage for an apprentice living in the area. It fully covers all living/travel/social costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Jaguar Land Rover give many opportunities for you develop skills outside of work, including REME, company activities/gyms. They provide £200 a year for you to do something to develop yourself, such as, driving lessons, skiing lessons, learning a language or musical instrument.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Very good employer, plenty of benefits, good pay, look after their employees, provide support, ethical, provide good training prospect for anyone, not just apprenticeships.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
Research the company before you go. Show interest! Show team work, leaderships skills, want to learn, enthusiasm.
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