In a world where innovation meets a love for vehicles, follow Edan Lloyd’s path within JLR’s Prototype Vehicle Operations (PVO) department. Starting as an apprentice, Edan’s story is about growth, determination, and hands-on experience. Discover his journey, the exciting projects he’s involved in, and why JLR is the perfect place for skilled vehicle technicians like you. Hear what Edan has to say about his experiences here at JLR:
Q: What was your starting position and what’s your role now? Describe what you do currently.
I began my career as an apprentice at a JLR retailer. Back then, my former colleagues shared their experiences about working at JLR, which motivated me to aim for a direct role in the company. I worked hard during my three-year apprenticeship, and it paid off when I became one of the six people to receive 8 out of 8 distinctions. JLR even sent a letter to congratulate me for this achievement.
After completing my apprenticeship, I couldn’t wait to apply for a technician role here at JLR. Now, I’m a proud vehicle technician in the PVO department. My job involves building prototypes to support the new electrified future, which is really interesting!
Q: Are you working on any other projects or in other groups? Explain what they are and how you contribute.
In addition to my day job being a vehicle tech, I’m also involved in a project where we’re moving the prototype suspension from a Range Rover Sport and adapting it to fit another model. It’s been a cool experience!
Q: What do you enjoy about your job here?
I like everything about working at JLR, from the people I work with to the great facilities. Overall, my journey at JLR has been really enjoyable.
Q: What are your career goals? Do you feel supported by your managers and department for your learning and development?
My goal is to learn more about Prototype Vehicle Operations, understand all the different aspects of the business. I would like to move into engineering in the future to gather more knowledge and experiences to further my career within JLR.
Q: Tell us about your team or department. What makes it better than our competitors?
The team I’m a part of is really ahead of the competition. Everyone here is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to making the brand shine. In the PVO department, we are working together to create a positive environment where everyone can thrive.
Q: Share three interesting things about yourself.
- I was one of only six people to get 8 distinctions in my apprenticeship
- I got an offer to compete in a global competition for the best apprentice technician
- I have a twin and we are very different.
Q: What tips can you give candidates applying or interviewing for a job here?
I’d say do your research about the company, prepare some great examples to showcase your knowledge and experiences, and be your authentic self. Explore career opportunity here at JLR: Click here