Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Engineering, Home Page, Technology

The key thing I’ve really enjoyed is feeling trusted and valued by my team

“I started my Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at the age of 22 – after studying robotics at Uni. I’ve worked on a number of projects during the programme – including four years in the Safety Team and have been a mentor to younger apprentices. Since finishing my degree, I have now secured a role as a CAD/AVA engineer. This is perfect for me – I love CAD and enjoy problem solving and working out how components integrate logically into our vehicles.

One of the key challenges for me during my apprenticeship was my confidence levels and self-belief. I am a shy and quite self-critical person and over the years with Jaguar Land Rover – through presenting, mentoring, and networking – I have really learnt how to push myself and become a much more confident person. My managers have always understood my personality and supported & guided me throughout the programme.

The key things I’ve really enjoyed is feeling trusted and valued by my team – and being given the freedom to do the work needed. I’ve also really enjoyed mentoring colleagues – it’s great when you see other apprentices develop in their CAD and technical skills and go from strength to strength.

The apprenticeship was the best move I’ve made – you are trusted and get to work on real projects whilst gaining a degree. My only regret – I wish I’d heard about it earlier!”

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Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Engineering, Home Page, People

I’m gaining a high level of experience – it really has been my dream job

‘My father, who is very business minded, encouraged me to apply for an Apprenticeship rather than just go to Uni. It felt like the right thing to so and I applied to Jaguar Land Rover.

From initial application through to the assessment day – the process was efficient. The induction to the company was outstanding – and it was quite surreal to see what the business is working on.

I’m halfway through my Apprenticeship and I’m gaining a high level of experience – it really has been my dream job. Its challenging work and the amount I am learning is amazing – but I’m proud of what I’m achieving.

One of the highlights of my time here has been meeting my team. My supervisor is incredibly supportive, and I feel trusted and respected by everyone. At times I forget I’m an Apprentice. My advice to anyone thinking of applying – be flexible and openminded. There are so many opportunities here if you’ve got the abilities and mindset to succeed.’

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Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Engineering, Home Page, Software

I learn things I wouldn’t be taught in a classroom environment

‘You really do experience the best of both worlds on a Degree Apprenticeship – gaining real industry experience whilst gaining a brilliant qualification.

So far, the programme has been engaging and interesting. People in my team share their knowledge about their roles – and I learn things I wouldn’t be taught in a classroom environment. They share information and skills that allow me to develop the projects and tasks I’m involved in. Giving up their time to do this speaks volumes.

At the moment I’ve been assigned to a programming project so that I can get familiar with the software we use. It’s a great learning curve as I had no knowledge of this area before and have been given the time to research everything, I need to carry out the project effectively.

I’ve realised I’ve got to be really organised on the apprenticeship. When working in the office I can’t forget about my Uni work or assignment deadlines. It’s important to constantly keep on top of things. I’ve also taught myself to be patient and not rush projects as there are going to be so many amazing opportunities throughout the programme.

I’ve had some great support in my first year and have been in the office more that I’d expected – which is great. This year for me is all about settling in and learning from my team. I’m looking forward to getting involved in more projects and placements. The apprenticeship matures you and, being around professionals every day, allows you to develop in a business role much earlier than you would if you are just at Uni. A degree from the University of Warwick, a salary and world class industry experience – what else could you ask for in an apprenticeship’

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Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Home Page, People, Software

My advice to anyone thinking about applying is ‘Go for it!’

‘My son is an apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover and, as a parent, I feel it’s the best decision he made. To me it’s a no brainer, apprentices are learning and earning at the same time. From day one at the company – they learn the behaviours and skills that are needed in a working environment.

My son originally went to Uni – but after deciding it wasn’t for him – applied for an apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. He is an academically minded person who is now in a high functioning role – and this has really changed his outlook on life and developed his confidence.

He is doing a Degree Apprenticeship specialising in Data Software – an in-demand skill in which he is really flourishing. The experience and knowledge he and his fellow apprentices gain from the company is something money can’t buy. You are treated as a professional and are given the opportunity to learn quickly.

An apprenticeship isn’t for everyone, but my advice to anyone thinking about applying is ‘Go for it!’ I know from the experiences of my own son that the knowledge and the skills that you develop are invaluable to your future career.’

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Apprentice, Business Area, Early Careers, Home Page, People, Supply Chain & Logistics

For me, Supply Chain & Logistics is the backbone of the organisation

We work with business functions across the whole company – and what we do touches every part of our vehicles – from start to end. We have teams that buy the parts, teams that move the parts, teams that get the parts to the production line, teams looking at quality and teams that move the cars on to their final destination. From the freight department to order management – there is a broad range of areas to work in – and they are all hugely different.

For me Supply Chain & Logistics is the backbone of the organisation and I’m immensely proud to be a part of it. I am an engineer by trade, so working within Supply Chain was an unexpected but brilliant move for me. Since I started with Jaguar Land Rover, I’ve worked in so many different teams – from technology and analytics to operations. No two days are ever the same – and there is so much room for development and growth. I’ve certainly been challenged along the way – but have learned some drastically different skills sets, from operational understanding, to visualising data. It’s an amazing department to be a part of.’ For more information about this and all our other Apprenticeship Programmes visit http://ow.ly/eu7w50HBemo

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