Powertrain technician at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£410 weekly
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

7.9 /10

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


A typical day at JLR consists of TPM for the first few hours followed by a standard working day. We are trusted to work on our own but have mentors for if we need any help. We carry out regular training modules and have day release at college once a week to complete NVQ units for our overall qualification.

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


I came to JLR as a more mature apprentice. I had some basic fitting skills and basic knowledge of how motor vehicles worked. Since coming here JLR have helped me to improve these skills. They have sent me on several courses and have placed me in different areas around the business to give me a broad knowledge that can be transferred to any department.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy the apprenticeship at JLR. I have been here for 3 years now and have one more to go. I enjoy coming to work and the team I work with. The job is ever changing and that keeps it interesting. I love cars so that is a positive. Its brilliant working for an advancing automotive company.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program structure is very organised. In the first year we solely stayed in college apart from during school holidays. This time allowed us to gain a better knowledge and understanding of the company before moving to plant in the second year. Planners allowed us to organise our work and move to areas we required for our training. Online folders and meetings helped us progress.

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


JLR gives me lots of support. From the tutors at college, to Work based learning manages at work. They all provide help and support in both work and personal issues. Other employees, managers and supervisors also help and support me in my learning and development. They use behavioural reviews and 1 to 1 meetings to keep up to date with my work and keep me on track.

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


Both college and work as my training providers give me as much support as I require. If I have an issue I can talk or email them and they will endeavour to help me. Both training teams keep in contact with each and we have a dedicated training team at JLR to aid our development.

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


Depending on the role taken within the apprenticeship the qualification path changes. This is so that it is tailored to our learning. Each subject and training course we carry our is relevant and helps develop us ready for our final roles. IT helps me perform better in my role because I have the basic building blocks to attempt jobs.

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 loads of extra curricular activities that I can get involved in at work. I play in the work football team in a works league. It gives me a chance to meet new people and integrate with people I wouldn't normally meet. There are many others that can be organised and found on the portal.

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


9b. Why?

Its a great company with fantastic chances to develop as a person and an employee. They have good pay, the work is interesting and believe in training and up-skilling its workers so they can carry work out to the best of there ability. They offer good pension schemes and employee discounts and the work is ever changing and interesting.

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

Be yourself and display that you are keen potential employee with the willingness to learn and adapt to change within the world and business. Try and dress professionally and hold yourself well. It will be the best decision you have made to apply for a job and JAguar Land Rover. Its great

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