‘Following six years of my apprenticeship I have recently finished my degree and End Point Assessment with an external panel – and have now secured my contract with Jaguar Land Rover as a Lead Engineer.
The Degree Apprenticeship has been both varied and amazing. I was originally in the AVA (Associative Vehicle Architecture) team designing CAD models for door trims. Then I moved into the PRE PS (Early Engineering) team where my projects gained recognition. During this time, I got to present internally to six hundred people – which was a great experience and a highlight of the programme. I am now part of the core door trim team within Body Engineering.
The placements I’ve been involved in have lasted from two weeks to two months. They really round you and give you a huge opportunity to experience so many areas of work. I had my Uni course work alongside this – which we did in one-week blocks. You really have to learn how to balance your studies with work – and Jaguar Land Rover have given me a lot of support to do this.
I chose my apprenticeship as I didn’t want to go straight into Uni from college. When I found out about the degree apprenticeship programme – it was a real no brainer for me – and I am so glad I applied. I absolutely love it. If you are motivated and prepared to work hard – you can really achieve remarkable things here. I have no regrets at all about joining.’