PTSE NVH Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
2017
Location:
Gaydon
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£27,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

7 /10

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

8/10

I do a mixture of simulations, rig testing and in-vehicle testing. I will be presented with an issue, test for it, then suggest and test fixes. Alongside this I also complete college assignments and revision. I interact with managers up to three levels above me whilst also working with my team.

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

8/10

I have learnt a vast amount about acoustics and vibration, from the source to transfer path. I have also experienced how a product is brought to market with all of the gateways that are required before launch. My knowledge of various software packages has also improved throughout my time in the role.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I enjoy applying the knowledge that I learn at college but also using my role to help add information to assignments which may overlap. I also appreciate being treated as another member of the team and rarely feel any less important than other colleagues. I enjoy the work side of the programme as opposed to the college side.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

On the business side the programme is organised well with many people in place to support you and direct you in the appropriate direction. My manager keeps an eye on me to maintain that I am getting the most out of the apprenticeship. The college isn't very well organised however I believe the apprenticeship will not ran at that college moving forward.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

My manager is always vigilant in making sure I am taking advantage of opportunities and also looks for placements in other departments which may aid me. I also have a mentor assigned to me who is always happy to help with various tasks I have been set and always attends my reviews.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

6/10

Support is good as the tutors are quick to respond to emails and happy to help with extra sessions after hours if you are struggling. The quality of revision content material varies between tutors, with some having useful information and others rather confusing to many. Generally there is a decent amount of support for students.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

6/10

The qualification has little overlap with my specific role as we do not cover acoustics in college. However, the practical side with engine build and automotive systems has helped my general knowledge of vehicles which is useful when discussing issues with various components on vehicles. I'm sure moving forward I will cover more role appropriate topics.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

6/10

There is usually a Christmas meal with the team as well as various nights throughout the year. Apart from that I do little outside of work with colleagues however I do socialise with other apprentices who I have met through college but who work in other departments. These aren't specific events, just hanging out.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

It is a good chance to get hands on with vehicles and components which I have found vastly improves your knowledge of how vehicles are built and function. It is also useful to get used to a general working environment and giving presentations to managers as it prepares you for the future.

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

Try to write about previous experiences which are in line with the attributes and principles they are looking for in applicants. The assessment centre is not difficult and shouldn't be scary, just be confident in what you say, do your best and try to portray the best version of yourself.

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