Developed in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, the ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce: Military’ programme aims to give Early Service Leavers the confidence and employability skills which will help them secure employment.
During the course, participants will spend four weeks in the factory’s Education Business Partnership Centre completing relevant qualifications to prepare them for working in the engineering and manufacturing industry.
They will then complete a two-week work experience placement in the plant’s new, world-class manufacturing facilities to gain an insight into career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.
Michael Connolly, aged 19, who is one of the ten currently taking part in the programme, said: ‘I spent three years as a Private in the Infantry and left as my contract had finished. All I have known is the Infantry and it’s daunting to know how to find another career in the civilian world. I am really excited about what Jaguar Land Rover has to offer and I hope to one day climb the career ladder with them.’
Over 100 ex-military staff have been recruited by Jaguar Land Rover in the last year. The company now employs 30,500 people in the UK, making it the UK’s largest automotive employer.
For more information or to apply for a place on the ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce: Military’ course, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.