Maintenance Apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
Wolverhampton West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2015

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


My role is to be a maintenance apprentice at the new EMC factory, day to day life consists of running the machines and helping out as man power for production. Occasionally we will attend breakdowns and carry out PM work when it is available but this is rare due to the machines being so new and under warranty etc etc.

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


I have learnt a variety of new skills that are needed for my role such as pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The environment I work in is excellent with the new facilities and the people around me, its just the actual content of work content is lacking for the skills I need and the work can be very mundane.

4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?


For the first year and a half of my apprenticeship I had little to no contact with JLR apprentice staff and any of our issues or questions went unanswered. It has got better since being on site but there is still little focus around emc apprentices learning and issue, we are mainly used to extra manpower.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme has very little structure, the first year was spent at college and after that we were put onto site. Since then there is no scheduled training, any vendor training is last minute. We haven't even had a set manager or apprentice co-ordinator until the last 3 months, so before then we have just been passed from pillar to post.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


For my NVQ qualification I see my training provider once a month, he does his very best to see us but is stretched over too many people and sites.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Very little with regards to my qualifications, management on site try there best due to them already being busy with other things, but there is very little input from the apprenticeship team

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary is competitive with other apprenticeships.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are occasional opportunities outside of work such as CSR events but there is very little offsite training etc to help our learning.

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


9b. Why?

I would recommend it but it would be for a higher course rather than the advanced.

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


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