Offering all Jaguar Land Rover workers the opportunity to take part in continuous development programmes to enhance their careers and deliver the skills the company needs, the Academy will offer employee training at all stages of their working lives, no matter if they are fresh recruits or more experienced employees looking to build new skills.
Investing heavily with £100 million worth of funds, creating the Academy gives Land Rover renewed focus in delivering long-term skills.
This concept of 'Lifelong Learning' will follow a structured plan that adapts mostly towards the constantly changing commercial environment and the endlessly varying requirements of the business world.
From the outset, learning opportunities offered by the Academy will range from up-skill programmes in engineering to post graduate qualifications, while after the first year the Academy’s curriculum will expand to cover other management qualifications, partnered with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). Building on the already strong ties with the University of Warwick, this will eventually spread to the global workforce of 36,000 people.
Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover's CEO, commented on the launch: 'We are investing significantly in the future of Jaguar Land Rover by creating very special vehicles for our discerning customers and, just as importantly, by employing and developing the highly skilled people that will help ensure out continued success.
'For me, our workforce is out most crucial asset and I see the Jaguar Land Rover Academy as the lifeblood of our organisation.
'The Academy will ensure that we have the skills needed to compete globally'.
You can find out more about the Academy on Jaguar Land Rovers corporate website.
You can also apply for Jaguar Land Rover positions on their careers website.