Integration Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Gaydon
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£3,000 monthly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

8 /10

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

8/10

My day to day role consists of:

Morning meeting to discuss the state of play of the business. Hands on technical investigation and problem solving. Issue tracking and resolution through etracker and AIMS system. Coding with python to automate tasks, such as file type generation.

In addition due to my skill set typically I am given the opportunity to support events such as the world economic forum and the production of Jack Whitehalls training days TV show.

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

6/10

I have learned a raft of new skills, before my time at jaguar land rover I would have considered myself computer literate however now I am able to analyse data by utilizing different Software tools or even designing my own Software tools to be able parse data in a way which i deem effective.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I thoroughly enjoy the program I am enrolled in, it regularly challenges me with new concepts and ideas to master occasionally these may be taught on the job or at university.

Some of the challenges I face at university are not necessarily connected to my business function but the added understanding allows me to develop new process's and think outside the box to improve overall business output.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

The structure and organisation of my programme is not ideal,

Myself and my classmates are the first year of this style of apprenticeship program, due to this "goalposts" are constantly moving resulting in surprise workloads with short deadlines needing to be completed alongside the full degree and full time work load this is often an unrealistic ask.

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

8/10

My employer supports me by giving me the opportunity to put what i learn in my academics into practice in real world applications and when required allows me to limit my workload and responsibility when my academic work requires additional attention due to the block release style program that I am in.

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

8/10

Support from my training provider is limited, Due to fulltime work commitments it is difficult to attend the university for additional support.

The online moodle section does give me access to all course provided documentation for review and all lectures are audio and visually recorded for watching back in your own time. (the quality varies dramatically)

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

8/10

My qualification has very limited cross over with my actual role due to the complexity and specific knowledge required to complete my role, to get everyone to the standard to cover those subject areas would not be practical in the one week we have available for the university blocks. We have once very briefly touched on some relevant networks but at such a basic level it was non-applicable.

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.)

10/10

As we are "students" at warwick university we are able to attend all societies and use all facilities available to us.

In addition jaguar landrover has several societies within it to join.

Jaguar Land rover also offer a £200 bursary (per tax period) for extracurricular activites such as learning to Rally drive, plaster walls or skydive.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

I feel that due to the changes made using our class year as a "gunnie pig" future classes of the JLR apprenticeship will have a better result and outcome and more structured approach.

The opertunity to work for a company like jaguar land rover and build a career is the perfect opertunity for a school lever.

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

Gain some understanding into simple engineering concepts before applying as the application process and progression within the apprenticeship depend heavily on some understanding.

Gain additional experience in public speaking and interview techniques.

Get some confidence with simple hand tools such as pliers, screw drivers and wire strippers as my interview included a very simple wingmirror wiring exercise.

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