Electrical Maintenance at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
2016
Location:
West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£16,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2018

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Review Score

8.9 /10

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

8/10

Day to day I am an electrician at Jaguar Land Rover, I currently work at Gaydon and carry out numerous tasks such as electrical installs and the fixing of electrical appliances in all of the workshops. One day a week I attend college to carry out my level 3 qualification, where I study various subjects.

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

9/10

I have learnt various new skills as well as developing upon skills I already had. I have developed my mathematics skills and took it from GCSE level to now A level standard, I have also developed my skills in three phase motors and PLC’s through college courses. I have developed new skills such as milling, turning and fitting. I have also learnt how to test and inspect electrical fittings and I can now competently complete them by myself.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoy my programme a lot. I have a good bond with others on my programme and have made a lot of new friends because of my apprenticeship. I enjoy going into plant every day and working with different colleagues and developing my skills further as the years progress. I also enjoy going into college and learning off my tutors about the proper ways to perform tasks, such as electrical installs. The programme has gave me a lot of confidence in the world of work and has opened my eyes to how major companies operate.

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

9/10

I feel very valued by Jaguar Land Rover, they offer a wide range of employee benefits that really help. For example they offer an on site gym and swimming pool for us to use at a discounted rate. They also offer me an amazing pension plan where they will double what I pay in, this helps me and makes me feel comfortable with my future. Furthermore I’m given great bonuses in the summer as a thankyou from the company for all our work producing and selling cars.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

My programme is fairly well organised. At the start of the programme there was a weeks induction which showed us videos and photos about the business and let us into plans about the future of JLR. Furthermore we had a weeks college induction where everything about the college was showed to us, things such as the workshops, classrooms and the library facility. Finally they have a system of moving me around sites so i can really learn how every plant works and how I can benefit that plant with my skills.

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

8/10

I receive a lot of support from my training provider, I have my own work based learning manager that often comes to see me to check on my progress. We also have 1-1 reviews every 8 weeks where I discuss positive and negative aspects about my job role and how it could be improved. My trainer also sends emails about training courses and websites I can visit to better my understanding of being an electrician.

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

9/10

My employer offers me a lot of support, they allow me day release so I can go to college but also allow me time out of my work to day to complete assignments for college. My employer gives me specific jobs so I can learn as much as possible and partners me with the most experienced members of the team. They allow me to learn in my own time and let me be the best employee possible.

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

10/10

My salary is very good for the job that I do. I believe as an apprentie I am paid a lot of money and they also pay for all my training which allows me to become the best employee possible. They pay me to do CSR events to promote the business and offer me a good weekly salary for the job I carry out.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

There are a lot of opportunities outisde of work. They offer cheap gym memberships, offer a wide range of sporting activities like 5 a side football and also put on a lot of training courses for me to attend. They allow me to leave work to promote the business and also receive high class training.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

The company is great to work for, there is never a high pressure to perform your tasks in a certain time, I am allowed to do the tasks in my own time and at the speed I would like. They offer great pensions, benefits and a good discount scheme on cars. The pay is very good and the managers are fair and value you.

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

Being yourself is a main tip when applying, trying to be someone who you’re not isn’t a good way of entering the business. The managers value honesty and will help you out in every way possible when you need it.

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