Jaguar and Land Rover to Double Apprentice Schemes

As part of the UK National Apprentice Week, Jaguar and Land Rover announced today they plan to boost their apprentice schemes this year for Advanced third level of qualification. Additionally, the 1500 recruits that are now joining the force at Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood plant (to build the new Range Rover Evoque) will be trained up to an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.

"The Jaguar Land Rover business is at the leading edge of research and development of exciting new products and technologies. We are dedicated to the training and development of our employees and our award winning Apprentice scheme has been developing a generation of engineers for many years. We are delighted that we have been able to double the intake of Advanced Apprentices in 2011 to 104 places. In the last five years more than 200 Apprentices have joined the company to complete a course which aims to deliver the very best quality programme to educate, inform and empower young people,”
explained Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies in the UK (SEMTA) both collaborated with the two British carmakers for the 1500 new recruits at Halewood.

"As our new vehicles become more sophisticated and more luxurious, and as the business strives to reach ever higher quality standards, we recognise that we need to continue to invest in a highly trained workforce. The support of the National Apprentice Service programme will not only help provide the best training but it will also give our new employees a nationally recognised qualification at the same time," said Richard Else, Operations Director at Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood.
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