EDUCATION PATHWAYS

At Jaguar Land Rover, we have have a clear challenge. We want to show parents, teachers and children that engineering can deliver a lifetime of opportunities for young people, and overcome the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills faced by the industry.

Today’s curious young minds are tomorrow’s engineers, designers and innovators. We value imagination, creativity and the spirit of innovation in our business and are looking for students with these qualities. 

Our ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ global school education programme offers a range of activities and projects designed to increase students’ interest and enjoyment of STEM subjects and careers while making them more attractive to employers. 
By 2020 'Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers', our global STEM education programme, will have engaged with five million young people worldwide.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The world is changing so fast; it is such an exciting time to be a part of the automotive industry. At Jaguar Land Rover we are embracing an autonomous, connected, electric and shared (ACES) future, ready to face the challenges and trends of a global automotive revolution.

By gaining work experience at Jaguar Land Rover, you will be a part of the future of the UK’s largest luxury automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

Our work experience programme runs over specific weeks during February, June and July each year.

Our application process for June and July 2020 work experience placements for young people aged 14-18 who are interested in careers at Jaguar Land Rover is now open. The process will close on Friday 28 February.

Placements include traditional work experience in the business, as well as careers activities. The programme has been developed to provide students with an understanding of careers at Jaguar Land Rover as well as increasing their interest in pursuing STEM subjects.

Work experience weeks will be held as follows:

Site Placement weeks
Castle Bromwich, Birmingham w/c 15 June, 6 July, 13 July 2020
Gaydon, Warwickshire w/c 8 June, 29 June, 13 July 2020
Halewood, Liverpool w/c 8 June, 6 July, 13 July 2020
Solihull, Birmingham w/c 8 June, 6 July, 13 July 2020
Whitley, Coventry w/c 29 June, w/c 13 July 2020
Wolverhampton w/c 22 June, 6 July 2020

Our work experience application form is on Springpod, an early careers network for young people and schools which connects them with employers. Students should click here and either log in if they have an account or sign up to Springpod. They will then be directed to the work experience application form. Please note – the link will not work if opened on Internet Explorer.

The application deadline is 4pm on Friday 28 February 2020 - we will not accept any application forms after this date. A school reference form will be sent to shortlisted students and teachers on Monday 16 March 2020 which includes attendance, conduct and predicted/actual exam grade information. The student must ensure a completed reference form is returned by Friday 20 March to secure their placement. All placements will be confirmed by Monday 6 April 2020.

For more information, please email your local Education Centre:
Castle Bromwich and Whitley - educ8cb@jaguarlandrover.com
Gaydon - educ8gdn@jaguarlandrover.com
Halewood - educ8hlw@jaguarlandrover.com
Solihull - educ8sol@jaguarlandrover.com
Wolverhampton – educ8emc@jaguarlandrover.com

Terms and Conditions
All applicants will be assessed against apprentice programme qualifications and other information provided by students.
No preference will be given to students related to Jaguar Land Rover employees.
Students can only apply for one work experience week at one location per academic year.
Each placement week comprises Monday induction at Education Centre, Tuesday to Thursday placement with mentor in chosen department/site, Friday debrief and careers workshops at Education Centre.

As a responsible business, Jaguar Land Rover has a duty of care to all employees. It is Company Policy that no young person in education under the age of 18 can be brought into any Jaguar Land Rover premises outside the work experience programme administered by the Education Centres.

After the Summer 2020 programme, the next work experience weeks will take place in Winter 2021.

EDUCATION CENTRES

With cutting-edge tools and lean processes, our design, engineering and manufacturing manufacturing facilities are some of the most advanced in the industry. Our Education Centres offer behind-the-scenes educational visits at our vehicle manufacturing sites in Liverpool, Solihull and Castle Bromwich, our Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton and the Design and Engineering Centre in Gaydon.

School, college and university students see theoretical learning in practice and learn about our apprentice and graduate career opportunities. All visits involve a guided tour and classroom activities aligned to the national curriculum which are tailored to school requirements.

Our Education Centres also run holiday clubs for students who are interested in STEM and other careers at Jaguar Land Rover. For more information, please contact your local education centre:

Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Education Centre, Liverpool
50/501, Speke Boulevard, Liverpool, L24 9BJ, 0151 448 4697, educ8hlw@jaguarlandrover.com

Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Education Centre, Wolverhampton
Engine Manufacturing Centre, i54 Business Park, Innovation Dr, Coven, Wolverhampton WV9 5GA, 01902 315257. educ8emc@jaguarlandrover.com

Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich Education Centre, Birmingham
Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 7RA, 02476 205379,educ8cb@jaguarlandrover.com

Jaguar Land Rover Solihull Education Centre, Birmingham
Block 118, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 9EH, 0121 700 3035,educ8sol@jaguarlandrover.com

Jaguar Land Rover Gaydon Education Centre, Warwickshire
Building 544, Banbury Road, Gaydon, CV35 0RR, 0192 664 3497,educ8gdn@jaguarlandrover.com

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FURTHERING FUTURES

At Jaguar Land Rover, we believe that recruiting the brightest minds is key to succeeding in the rapidly changing global business environment. Only 9% of engineers in the UK automotive industry are female. While attracting talent today is more competitive than ever, things are changing for the better.

We are tackling the attitude that engineering is a male-dominated industry head-on by inspiring young people to explore the next generation of exciting career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Our ‘Furthering Futures’ course has been designed for talented female STEM A-Level students who are interested in Jaguar Land Rover's Digital and Technology Solutions

Degree Apprentice Programme but would like to learn more about the opportunities and application process before they apply. More than 90 course participants have secured apprenticeships to date.

The application window for our 2019 programme has now closed. Please check this site in September 2020 for details of our next Furthering Futures course. 

You may also be interested in participating in our work experience placement programme in February, June and July 2020 - see above for details.

LAND ROVER 4X4 IN SCHOOLS TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

Land Rover is renowned the world over for extreme capability and strength. Our engineers are the driving force behind our successful vehicles.

We’ve taken key elements of our product development process and created the global Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge so students can get a deep insight into our business, from electrical and software to chassis and powertrain engineering.

In the annual competition, teams of 11-19 years olds design and build radio-controlled, four-wheel-drive vehicles with Land Rover’s all-terrain characteristics. Over a school year, the students research, design and manufacture their vehicle, and perform tests before they compete with other schools. The winners go on to regional finals, with successful teams progressing to national and global competitions.

JAGUAR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHALLENGE

At Jaguar, we have always believed that a car is the closest thing you can create to something that is alive. So we work hard to ensure every car we produce combines performance and beauty like no other.

Our Jaguar Primary School Challenge gives students aged five to 11 the chance to become Jaguar engineers and design a new racing car. Each team operates as a mini-business and must design and manufacture the fastest car possible. Teams are supported by Jaguar mentors and gain confidence and key employability skills as well as a deeper understanding of STEM subjects.

All school teams compete in regional finals with successful teams going through to the national final. The Jaguar Primary School Challenge currently takes place in the UK, Australia, the USA, Greece, Brazil, South Africa and Slovakia.