1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Currently I am still attending college. I attend college to do my workshops for example: pneumatics, milling, turning etc. I also do a Foundation Degree to.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt lots of new skills. I have completed many workshop modules in: Turning, Milling, Welding, PLC's, Electronics, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Robotics.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my programme, and enjoy the challenges that I face. The team I work in when in plant is very well-coming and they challenge me with different tasks for my development.
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
I think I am valued by Jaguar Land Rover. I get involved with different projects in plant which then gets acknowledged and reviewed by my manager. There is not much recognition in the college environment.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think that the programme is organised in terms of the layout of the apprenticeship and the qualifications you have to complete. However I think that the organisation could be better within the college environment.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Due to being split between two training providers it is difficult to access support from tutors for the foundation degree. However, the training provider I do my workshops with put sessions on for me to speak to the lecturers there if I need any help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
When in plant the team is very supportive and will help with any problems I have. If I have any problems with college I have a training manager which I can speak to about the problem to which he will then try to solve or solve together.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is very good and I am happy with it. It covers all of my costs and enables me to do things that I enjoy in my own time.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are opportunities outside of work. You can do voluntary events for the local community. There is also a scheme for extra courses tht can further your development.
9a. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Jaguar Land Rover is a very good company to work for. The salary is good and they offer a large amount of training for you to do. When transitioning into plant they are very welcoming and offer any help that you need.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover? *
If applying to Jaguar Land Rover I would advise them that it is not an easy apprenticeship. You have to work hard to ensure that you keep up with the work you are given. However, this hard work is rewarded with a great salary and recognition.
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