3rd Line analyst at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£1,800 monthly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

6.8 /10

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


My role involves me working heavily with data and the manipulation of it to observe problems and how it can be solved. It is also requires me to converse heavily between teams to insure projects are completed at high standards of quality for the customer, and the future of the business.

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


I have developed a lot of additional understanding in how Telematics/IoT devices operate due to the nature of my department. Additionally, I have been given the opportunity to fulfill qualifications for other certifications not covered in the apprenticeship programme by my team, which has been a great opportunity. The team puts a lot of trust in its apprentices, which has forced me out of my comfort zones and pick up additional skills in programming languages Python, SQL querying, etc.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the day to day work of the business, as it affords great opportunities for me to problem solve and think outside the box. However, I have found it difficult to be motivated with the academic side of the programme, as the learning does not feel well presented, and given the tough time constraint of working full-time with a degree course, makes it very challenging.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It is usually rather well structured, however, the technique for the university portion requires 1 week of university contact every month (roughly), which is very challenging to work with, as the content feels rushed. The review process is reasonably well done, as we have direct contact with our learning managers at all times and formally touch base every 6 weeks or so to discuss our situations.

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


I receive a great deal of support from my team, manager, and mentor in my case. I have gone through some very specific personal challenges and they have been extremely accommodating. In the form of discretionary time to study within work hours, guidance with tasks and tutoring. However, this can vary from team to team so mileage may vary.

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


We receive 1 week of contact per 6 weeks (or so) of work. At this time we are given lectures and seminars and practice problems to work on in the time between blocks. It is sometimes a struggle to get good support from lecturers and often feel unprepared for some subject exams because of this.

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


In my specific role in the business it has not been directly useful in terms of subject content. However, it has widened my perspective on how business's function as a whole, and how products are conceived and created. At the moment (first year of Uni) I do not feels it has directly contributed to my job.

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 is plenty of extracurrical activities that are put on offer through Employee Learning Schemes, and also plenty of friendly colleagues often invite each other to such events. The university also has such events available to the apprentices also. Though this do require the apprentice to seek them out themselves.

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


9b. Why?

It's an excellent place to work where you are valued as an individual and giving every opportunity to succeed if taken, and if you are capable of getting through the academic side of it, it will set you up with great work experience, and a funded degree which is a large benefit.

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

Make sure to ask plenty of questions, and take time to think on what answers you give. JLR doesn't necessarily want the smartest person in the room, but an individual who can objectively recognise their weaknesses, and happily work with others to complete a common goal to each of their strengths. Being rude or trying to 'one-up' other candidates isn't what they want to see, it's teamwork and communication.

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