Jaguar Land Rover reaffirms its commitment to innovation and skills

12 July 2013 #SMMT News

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that 275 graduates will join its UK operations this year within a number of departments, including engineering, marketing and product design. More than half of the successful applicants will begin working with the manufacturer next week, while the remainder will start in September. The latest tranche of recruits takes the company’s current graduate intake up to almost 1,000, reaffirming its commitment to the future of manufacturing in the UK through sustained investment in skills and innovation.

Extending beyond its graduate programme, Jaguar Land Rover is leading the skills agenda with the development of the ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ programme, which helps counteract the continuing decline in the number of students choosing STEM subjects,. The initiative aims to make young people more aware of the automotive industry and stimulate interest in related technologies.

Key elements of the programme include dedicated education centres in areas close to Jaguar Land Rover facilities, imaginative ‘Challenge’ projects for groups of school pupils, plus a wide variety of work experience opportunities for young people of different ages. These initiatives, which will engage with around 200,000 young people this year, are complemented by a range of opportunities for older students, such as apprenticeship programmes, graduate training schemes and partnerships with universities and colleges.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO said, “Jaguar Land Rover’s drive towards excellence in research, design and innovation has seen us invest heavily in our business, but our future success lies in our ability to deliver even more advanced and sustainable products. This can only be achieved through a sustained commitment to the next generation of innovators who will lead the advancement of technologies required to shape the future of our company and the wider automotive industry.”

Click through for more information on Jaguar Land Rover’s latest education and employment initiatives.

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