Engineering degree apprentice body at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
2018
Location:
Gaydon
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£20,068 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

8.8 /10

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

9/10

I am in the first year at the moment so my day to day is training at college. This involves practical modules and classroom modules. In the holidays I do further training in CAD for my role next year. This CAD training is useful to help the transition into my role next year.

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

9/10

I have learnt about materials, manufacturing and CAD through the modules I am taking. These models have also improved my essay writing through the assignments on these modules. The workshop has given me key practical skills and knowledge which could assist me in the future. It also teaches good workshop practice on safty and efficiently.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoy the new learning I do within college. It is changing every three weeks as you move to the next module so always feels Interesting. Then with the workshop you build on your knowledge constantly so it feels good to know your knowledge is increasing and your working skills are progressing. I really enjoy the CAD training in plant it is well structured and engaging which makes it very enjoyable.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

At college there is a block system. Each block is 3 weeks and it work with 3 week classroom then 6 week workshop and that repeats. In holidays we then go to plant and do CAD training. College sometimes is less organized but in plant it is well structured and planned very well.

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

10/10

If you require any support they are happy to help you with that. You have contact with your work based learning manager who will help you and support you with anything you need like supported study skills so you are able to complete your work better because you are receiving the support.

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

9/10

You are supported with your work and assignment and the lecturers are always there to help if you need any. They are also available to email questions to any time and are quite quick with their response. If you require any extra support that is also available to help you through your qualifications

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

9/10

There are chosen modules for our course this does direct us in the right direction. The practical skills mainly help with simple principles that can stop mistakes in the future. The classroom work is designed to help with my future role particularly all of the CAD training I do which is a key role for my future role.

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.)

7/10

There are clubs available to join but as we are at college this year there is not much contact with these clubs. We have been introduced to the scheme were the company will give you a set amount of money a year to do a learning course on a variety of skills.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

It is really enjoyable and interesting. They keep you involved and you are well supported in your training for your future role. There are also a variety of roles to do within the company which give you the option to do a role that best suits you. They do do a good job at also structuring the course so you know exactly what you are going to do.

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

Be open and honest about yourself. When you have an interview they are just trying to understand you better not a version of yourself. If you can do some work experience to see if you enjoy the role and do lots of research so you really know what role you want to do.

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