Students embrace Castle Bromwich manufacturing challenge

14 October 2013 #SMMT News

Students from a Sheffield school were given behind-the-scenes access to Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facilities last week as the company opened the doors to its Castle Bromwich plant.

Run as part of the joint industry-government See Inside Manufacturing initiative, the event gave the pupils unique access to the Jaguar XJ production lines to discover the workings of modern car production. Having learned about JLR’s lean manufacturing process, the students tried their hands at programming miniature robots, before taking part in a production challenge designed to simulate a real assembly line.

Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover, said, “We were delighted to host this visit, which is one of more than 20 See Inside Manufacturing events we’re holding at our design, engineering and manufacturing sites this month.

“Our award-winning ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ education programme has been developed to enthuse and inspire the next generation of engineers and we hope this visit has encouraged more young people to pursue engineering careers at Jaguar Land Rover.”

A number of manufacturers across the UK are taking part in See Inside Manufacturing throughout October. For details of all the events click here.

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