1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My Job title is a Metrology Engineer. On a daily basis I support the companies metrology services for new products. I interact on a regular basis with senior management; having the responsibility equivalent to a full time member of the engineering staff. I have a number of business improvement projects as well as a day to day role which varies as I complete a number of placements in different areas of the business
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Qualifications: Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 NVQ Foundation Degree in Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering (Level 4) Level Four NVQ in Engineering Leadership (Currently Studying for) BEng Applied Engineering (Currently Studying for)
External Training Courses related to my job role
Internal Training courses of company policies and procedures
I have also benefited from a number of years engineering experience
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
There is generally an excellent company culture with employees willing to share their knowledge and experience.
I very much enjoy the program due to an exciting job role, good company culture and good education provisions
4. How valued do you feel by Jaguar Land Rover?
Jaguar Land Rover values me very highly allowing me a high level of responsibility and very good facilities. The scheme is generally well recognised externally.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Being the first cohort of higher apprentices there are organisational issues being encountered. On the whole the organisation is good though with support available for any issues faced.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Support is available and feedback forms are often completed. This feedback is not always taken on bored however.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Regular one to one mentor session and address of any issues faced
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Compared to the national average the salary is very good. I find that having moved away from home for the apprenticeship the salary just meets my living and travel costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I am part of the company's brass band and also have attended company events outside of work. The midlands area does not have many accessible community events.
9. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend?
Excellent Work Experience Excellent Education
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover?
You are not expected to be a ready made engineer. Instead you need to demonstrate a hard working ethic and that you are passionate for the field of work
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