1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is a CNC Machinist creating parts which will be used in the testing of JLR vehicles. Day to day work involves building one off parts for various rigs and test cells, working with designers and test engineers.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
As well as gaining my BTEC Level 3 and C&G Level 3, I have gained valuable skills in the machining trade which will help he throughout my career. I also hope to progress to higher learning in the future
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my job and apprenticeship very much, not many companies offer opportunities such as this. The team I work within is full of brilliant people and the pay is excellent.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
Nearing the end of my apprenticeship with JLR and I feel valued in my department, by both my management team and colleagues. Both of which are highly supportive.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I feel that a majority of my apprenticeship has been very well structured. During my first 3 years there was a clear plan of training laid out for me, the only slight fault was during my 4th year NVQ, although this was due to a change in my chosen pathway. Despite this change, it was still dealt with quickly and with my learning in mind.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support from the apprenticeship team has been very good, on a weekly and monthly basis as required.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive great support from my colleagues and employer as and when required.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The pay at JLR is excellent. It has enabled me to purchase my first house at the age of 21, I consider myself very lucky.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
JLR provide opportunities to complete activities outside of work which are company funded. ELS provide a range of activities from skydiving to learning courses in other trades.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
This company has provided me with an excellent career, the means to buy my own home and a comfortable life. I cannot see how this would not be appealing to everybody and how I could give the apprenticeship any less than 10/10.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
My key advice which I have given before at CSR events would be to spend as much time and effort as possible in creating a solid and exclusive application. This will be referred to throughout the JLR interview process.
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