Looking at Jaguar Landrover Apprenticeships
On Thursday 27th November 9 students who had expressed an interest in engineering were involved in a video link up with Jaguar Landrover to discover more about their Apprenticeship scheme. Jaguar Landrover offer two levels of Apprenticeship Advanced and Higher.
The Advanced Scheme is designed for those who have completed GCSEs and runs for three to four years. The Higher Scheme runs for six years and is split into two business areas: Engineering and Finance (Accountancy). At the end of the six year programme apprentices will finish with a degree in engineering. Students must apply online and complete competency tests before being invited to an assessment centre where they will have to complete a group and practical exercise, structured interview and psychometric test. Jaguar Landrover were keen to point out that applicants are also judged on
• Willingness to learn
• Team working/ Working with others
• Motivation for role / Engineering interest
• Quality focus
• Personal Responsibility and Resilience
• Problem solving
In the past over 5,ooo people have applied but only 250 have been offered places. Students said that the link up was really informative and that they would certainly consider applying to Jaguar Landrover as their training was intensive and the pay and conditions were really good.