Process Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£1,998 monthly
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

7.2 /10

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


Job role involves going to meetings, taking lead during meetings - preparing presentations and reports as well. Main task is carrying out capability studies during engine verification - new variant of engine needs verifying to make sure it is built to spec. Talking to other departments to align everyone of daily tasks which need to be carried out to verify engines.

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


During my apprenticeship I have learnt many new skills and improved other skills too. Learning how to use software to write processes to build engines has probably been the biggest skill I have gained as this is the key in my role - writing processes. I have improved my team working skills as well as communication skills, which help me with my daily tasks talking to new people.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme as I get to work and study at the same time. I attend university once every 4 to 6 weeks learn a lot of new subjects and improving knowledge on others. The best thing about it is that my degree is being paid for and I know once I finish my programme and wont have any debt. I also enjoy learning on the job as it is very interesting.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is structured well, however, it could be improved. It is structured well where it comes to work as the placement choice is good, clear and easy. Also moving around different departments is organised in a timely manner. University is also organised well where we have emails telling us exact times and days etc. Although sometimes the university can be a bit last minute with some info.

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


My employer supports me greatly - having 1:1s and meetings on my progress. They always ensure I feel happy and safe. Always make sure my university progress is good and if I need help they try their best at getting me the help I need. Also allowing me to do university work during work time.

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


Every apprentice has a 'WBLM@ Work Based Learning Manager. They are there to meet with us to ensure we are doing well with our studies as well as being happy at work - providing support if needed. Also carrying out behavioural reviews which determine our progress at work. These also cover our behaviours and how they improved and what our strong points are.

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


Mostly the study I do is linked to work - I can always rely on the knowledge gained from university to help me with work tasks. Sometimes it can be the other way around where I can gain knowledge at work to use at university. The qualification gives more than just knowledge in engineering but also allows you to improve interpersonal skills and boost confidence.

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.)


There are plenty activities to get involved in - teamworking activities, ELS which gives you £250 to spend on a course or any lessons to improve your skills; this could be anything from learning a new language to learning to drive etc. There are many improvement teams where they look at issues in the company and try come up with the best idea for improving the issue. They can then be presented to the managers and directors and then implemented if it saves money or time.

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


9b. Why?

Great place to work. People are friendly and always polite - if there are issues with anyone this is dealt with professionally. The work is challenging yet rewarding and makes you feel very valued. The reward being the wages and also feeling proud of building world class engines which go into beautiful cars.

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

Be yourself - JLR doesnt necessarily look at your grades and how well you do at school. They look at your personal skills, team building skills and how you behave around others. Having personal skills is important as everyone at JLR is friendly and very team orientated - no one person ever does their own thing. There is always chance to improve too.

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