Cost Engineering Higher Apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover

Start Date:
West Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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Review Score

9.8 /10

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


Title - Cost Engineering Higher Apprentice Daily Tasks - A mixture of cost estimate generation and process training Daily interactions internally - conversations with experience cost estimators, a range of internal meetings and opportunities to network with other departments Daily interactions externally - regular communication with JLR suppliers, negotiating Quotes Responsibilities - Allocated work from mentors Projects - Placement hub, internal software aimed to help organise placements across the business - What do you do every day - A mixture of training, work and projects

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


Lot of opportunities available for training

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Great atmosphere within the teams at work

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


I am given responsibility and recognition by the company

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


As the first intake of higher apprentices JLR had, the organisation isn't always in place on time, but it is getting much better

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


Regular feedback meetings and informal catchups

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


Regular feedback meetings and informal catchups

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


Very well

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Company events like the JLR challenge (camping and hiking) are available outside of work

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


9b. Why?

It's a great way to gain on the job experience and a university degree whilst being paid a nice wage

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

Try and get some form of work experience before the interview stages, it will be a great talking point.

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