1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Monday - Tuesday. College, completing BTEC units.
Wednesday - Friday. Current Manufacture engineering CME, process improvement on the track.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Presentation skills and confidence in the workplace has grown a lot, Learnt a huge amount about the manufacturing world and cars.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The company is fantastic and look after you well. The team and people I work with are generally very enthusiastic and encouraging. I find the level of work low, but I can always progress. I am very much enjoying it.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
In my home department, vehicle operations I do not feel valued at all. I am not noticed or given any challenges therefore I find I am being brushed to the side. In placements such as Current manufacture engineering and labcar, I was assigned to do jobs solely, pushing me to work to my best abilities and I love it. I feel valued outside of my department.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is not structured well at all. College is very disorganised and depending in which department you go into, will depend how go the apprenticeship structure in that department. Some are much better than others.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
College lecturers are seen once or twice a week in class, they rarely answer emails and are hard to talk to outside class on a 1-2-1 basis. We meet with our training manager on a 1-2-1 basis every 6 weeks but what I covered is not really relevant and not very personal so it is hard to relay information or concerns. Dyslexia is not taken into the equation and I find it hard to keep up.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
At work I have support. Any college work I am behind on I can catch up at work. Or if I am struggling with a task provided for me, help is easy to get.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
ELS - Employee learning scheme, gives opportunity to spend £200 on a activity or learning opportunity outside of work. This is great. Some people have opportunities to go on trips with there department such as Bowler Racing.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
A strong company, anyone looking for a manufacturing job I would recommend JLR. Lots of opportunity to progress.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
Have a strong case on why they should employ you. A strong portfolio of work, inspirations, drawings. Be confidant but willing to learn.
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