JLR is looking to boost the ranks of its 500 apprentices by an additional 150 people, and is calling on young women in particular to consider an engineering career. The apprenticeship programme combines real-world experience with academic learning, and is in place across all five of the company’s UK sites.
Wannabee apprentices can choose between a four-year Advanced Apprenticeship aimed at GCSE students, or a six-year Higher Apprenticeship aimed at A-Level entrants. In both cases, recruits work with top engineers in cutting-edge environments, and get hands on experience creating some awesome vehicles. Even we’re jealous.
JLR also has a new initiative that aims to inspire the next generation of apprentices, focusing in particular on girls aged 10-14. The programme, called ‘Girls in the Know’, is being run in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, and aims to dispel out-dated stereotypes by providing mentoring and practical support for female engineering students interested in pursuing a career in the automotive sector.
Up for it? For more information, or to submit your application, go to jaguarlandrovercareers.com. For details of the ‘Girls in the Know’ initiative, visit jaguarlandrover.bmetc.ac.uk/girls-in-the-know