JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) is to recruit its largest-ever intake of apprentices this year, up from 114 last year to a record 133.
The number of places on offer breaks down as 109 Advanced Apprenticeships for GCSE-qualified people, and 24 Higher Apprenticeships suitable for A Level-qualified candidates.
The Advanced Apprenticeships start with a year in college studying for an NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, an NVQ3 in each student’s chosen trade pathway and a technical certificate. During this year the 109 apprentices will also train with communication, IT and numeracy.
Those on the Higher Apprenticeship curriculum will study for a series of vocational NVQ qualifications and a degree, as part of a comprehensive training programme.
This year’s recruits might find themselves working at JLR’s cutting edge plants, like the Advanced Engine facility where the newest fuel efficiency technologies are being developed.
Des Thurlby, Human Resources Director at JLR, said: "Our apprentice intake has more than doubled in the last four years and I am delighted that this year we are committing to take on a record number of apprentices.
“Apprenticeships provide a valuable and credible career path for the brightest and best and JLR is committed to providing the highest quality practical and academic training to develop the future generation of engineering talent needed to drive our business forward. Indeed many of our senior leaders began their careers as apprentices."
The JLR careers website opens for applications on February 6 and will close on April 8. Anyone interested in applying should visit: www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com.