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Powertrain: Controls Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£23,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


3 days at college, 2 days at work in second year. completing a foundation degree at college, to then go onto a degree at Warwick. At work I help develop Drive line systems

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


I have completed several training courses, such as Driving courses and a flexray training course. At college I have been studying towards a foundation degree

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The college course is less enjoyable than when at work. The tasks I am given at work are enjoyable and are interesting. I am currently nearing completion of a project which has been difficult but rewarding

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


I have been given my own project which will have an impact on the business. I am also involved in other tasks which relate to the job role. Some of the work I completed was displayed to others in the business

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The college side of the programme lacks structure and organisation. Some of this is due to the introduction of a new programme. Whilst at work however the department has made a clear effort to ensure that there is a structure in place.

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


Some members of the college are happy to provide support however on occasion very little happens. Other members of the college seemed to be unwilling to help at times. The college part of the course has resulted in the most issues so far

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


Whilst at work my colleagues are willing to provide support when needed. Guidance is always given, and my manager offers advice and support when asked.

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


The salary given is good as it covers all of my costs and is allowing me to save up some money. Being part of the business also has several perks, such as a discount on Fords.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


The company runs a scheme which provides each employee with a voucher that can be used to pay for a wide range of activities outside of work, for example I used my last allowance for an off-road driving experience.

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


9b. Why? *

When the apprenticeship is complete each apprentice will have a large number of qualifications (including a free degree) and a guaranteed job within the business

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

Make the most of the opportunities in the course, and always remember your lanyard

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