Over the past five years, 2500 employees have started their careers with Jaguar Land Rover on the company’s advanced and higher apprentice programmes. This year, the graduate and apprentice intake hit a record high, up 100 people compared to this time during 2014.
The new graduates and apprentices are the first to start with the new Jaguar Land Rover Academy, officially launched last week . The Academy will provide the chance for employees to learn and further develop skills, whether the person is new to the company or an experienced professional looking to move higher within the organisation.
The graduates and apprentices have already started their programmes with an induction week, where motivational talks have taken place with Richard Noble, the former land speed record holder and Kenton Cool, one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers.
Attendees were given the chance to put questions to Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, and other members of the company’s executive committee, alongside familiarising themselves with the current show-room line up and future vehicles.
Dr Speth commented: ‘I am proud to welcome tomorrow’s engineers, technicians and innovators at the very beginning of their career with the company. This is an exciting time to join our business.
‘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 our continued success’.
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.