APPRENTICES can find out if Jaguar and Land Rover are for them thanks to the launch of dedicated new websites.
The sites are part of the British brand’s plans to recruit a record number of apprentices.
Already, the two makers operate one of the best apprentice programmes in the UK automotive retail sector. The Jaguar Land Rover Technical Academy has, since being set up a decade ago, already successfully trained over 1000 apprentices.
95 per cent of them attained an NVQ Level 3 in their field; part of the reason why the Academy was awarded the Training Quality Standard certificate.
Now, Jaguar Land Rover wants 200 more 16-plus recruits. Dealers are, apparently, crying out for smart young talent, as never-before-seen investment flows through the company.
Courses for 2008 span five areas – vehicle servicing, body repair, paint refinishing, parts advisor and effective communicator courses.
There is also a pioneering ‘young apprentice’ programme for pupils in years 10 and 11. This allows them to get a Level 2 VRQ in light vehicle maintenance and repair. That’s the equivalent of five A-to-C GCSEs… surely tempting for car-mad school goers.