1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I work in Facilities, so our job is to project manage putting new equipment into the plant. This can include things like conveyor systems, roller beds, car carriers, fluid fill systems and glass operations. It is a vastly varied role so all i can say i do day-to-day is manage projects and keep in touch with lots of departments.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a lot of technical information regarding the job role. There are definitely some transferable skills that I have developed in this role, such as communication in person, emails and also over the phone. I have improved my presentation skills that stems from having to put together presentations for my seniors along with a vast array of other skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my job thoroughly. It is fairly stressful but I do quite like the managing side of it. I think the majority of this enjoyment stems from how everything is new to me. Everyone i work with or every project I work on teaches me something new, whether this is technical knowledge or just how to improve as a person.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
I feel like I may be bot as valued as i would like but I don;t think this is JLR's fault. The fact that I am only in my second year and that I don't work full time vastly hinders my learning and value to the company, as my team is a very fast paced role. This will definitely improve in the coming weeks when I start to work full time.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The structure is great, I get to have a slow transition into work, which I realise i slated in the previous question, but I feel like it is a good time to get adjusted to work without being thrown in the deep end. I feel like it could be organised a lot better, there always seems to be issues with the education system on my apprenticeship, but my work organisation is great.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a lot of support from my line manager in training, but the education system is lacking in support. The feedback on a lot of my work in training is either minimal, lacking in detail or simply not there.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from all of my team and they have made me feel welcome from day one. They area always happy to help and even the managers a few tiers up in the hierarchy are very approachable and I feel very lucky to have these working relationships.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My apprenticeship pays very well for the training that it also provided. This good pay and a free degree is absolutely unbeatable, but that doesn't mean i'd say no to a pay rise!
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are vast opportunities for community work in JLR, they pride themselves in giving back to the surrounding areas. There is also the Employee Learning Scheme, which gives all employees a small budget to further their knowledge in a field or hobby of their choice.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I have only good experiences in my job role and I would like anyone who is interested to get involved with JLR. They have good work morale, a great reward and recognition scheme and a good working atmosphere to be a part of.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
Do your research and tell them why they should employ you specifically. You need to be able to think outside the box to save money or time. Be able to think of details that others would forget. Most of all you need to prove you are one above the rest.
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