1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a maintenance technician, on a day to day basis I work on fixing the machines in the factory that Make the cars, this includes; presses, robots and conveyors plus many more.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
When I started the apprenticeship I had no experience of engineering so everything I now know is new to me. I have been trained in electrical, mechanical, robotics and controls work.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy my apprenticeship, each day had something different for me to do.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
I feel that Jaguar Land Rover notice how hard I work and the effort I put in. For example a group of us have been nominated for an award for women in engineering and this shows that Jaguar Land Rover values it's employees.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
In the first 2 years it was not so well organised because we are a trailblazer year and there were a lot of disputes regarding qualifications however the 3rd year has been well organised.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a lot of support and I feel that I can relay any issues to my training provider.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I feel that Jaguar Land Rover offer a lot of support to their employees. For example I am able to recieve additional PPE to help to prevent my eczema.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well, I receive a 10% pay rise every 6 months throughout my apprenticeship as well as a 42% shift allowance.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, Jaguar Land Rover give each employee a £200 ELS (employee learning scheme) voucher to spend on educational or some recreational activities.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
They offer excellent pay and learning opportunities to apprentices and support throughout.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
Do as many extra curricular activities as possible, Jaguar Land Rover look for experiences alongside qualifications during the application process and look for times that you have, for example, been a leader or worked in a team.
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