The Future of Apprenticeships With Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
Apprenticeships have always been a key part to a lot of workplaces, being able to support someone to get their qualification whilst giving them a consistent hands-on experience within a workplace. Here at BFRS we believe in apprentice placements no matter your age or previous experience and many of our partnering companies agree!
They don’t only benefit potential service leavers but their families too, as they can be a great opportunity for military children to transition into the working world.
Within our own office we have 4 apprentices working towards their qualifications, from our business administrators to our newest marketing apprentice we have continuous growth within our own walls. This isn’t only helping to launch the careers of young talent but is allowing BFRS to grow along with them.
BFRS member, Jaguar Land Rover, are looking to what 2023 can hold for their apprentices.
They already have one of the biggest apprentice populations in the UK automotive with around 1,200 apprentices currently in training across the Jaguar Land Rover Academy and they still continue to grow that number.
Facts About JLR Apprenticeships:
- Around 300 apprentices to be hired in 2023, with new recruits trained in vital future skills to build luxury electric cars for Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover, Defender, Discovery and Jaguar brands
- In total, over 800 people will join the company’s Early Careers programmes next year – a 55% increase on 2022
- Jaguar Land Rover was named a Top 100 Apprenticeships Employer in 2022
- The company’s apprentice, undergraduate and graduate programmes open for application in January 2023, including flagship apprentice degree apprenticeship programmes in Digital Technology and Engineering
- The announcement follows the unveiling of Jaguar Land Rover’s Future Skills Programme, which aims to upskill staff for its connected car and data capabilities, to support the rapid transition to electrification
- The business also recently announced a global hiring drive to recruit more than 800 skilled digital and engineering workers from the digital technology industry
The hiring drive means over 800 people will join Jaguar Land Rover’s early careers programmes in 2023, a 55% increase on last year’s figure and a new record intake for the company. Jaguar Land Rover’s early careers roles open for application in January, with around 300 apprenticeship places adding to undergraduate and graduate positions.
Places are available across engineering, manufacturing, software engineering, data, logistics, and product development, with all successful applicants enrolled onto courses in autonomous driving, electrification and more. The programme includes flagship apprentice degree apprenticeship programmes in Digital Technology and Engineering for students pursuing careers in Software Engineering, Data Engineering and Analytics or Cyber Security. Apprenticeships at Jaguar Land Rover range from Level 3 to Level 7 and typically require five GCSEs at Level 5 or above, plus at least two A-Levels including Maths at Grade B or above.
Jaguar Land Rover already has one of the largest apprenticeship populations in the UK automotive sector, with around 1,200 apprentices currently in training across the Jaguar Land Rover Academy. Through its academy, the company invests approximately £20m each year in lifelong learning and development. And was named in the Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers 2022, a national league table that recognises England’s leading apprenticeship employers.
The announcement follows the launch of the company’s Future Skills Programme in September last year, a global upskilling drive to train 29,000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification. The hiring drive further establishes a pipeline of skills which will see all Jaguar Land Rover modern luxury cars available in pure electric form by the end of the decade, the vision of the Company’s Reimagine strategy.
Jaguar Land Rover on their 2023 plans:
“We've boosted the number of apprentices we're hiring in 2023 by more than 50%, as part of our commitment to foster new talent in the industry and boost future skills for electrification.”
“There are around 300 spaces to join our team in the UK across engineering, manufacturing, software engineering, data, logistics, and product development, as part of a total intake of more than 800 for our early careers’ programmes.”
It is amazing to see a forces friendly company expand their reach beyond job vacancies, and we are all excited to see what the future holds within the apprenticeship market.
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