Car-giant Jaguar Land Rover is looking to recruit 300 engineering apprentices.
The move comes on the back a new engineering apprenticeship which has been launched by the West Midlands manufacturer – in partnership with the University of Warwick – to combine real-world and academic experience.
According to BirminghamLive, the new recruits would start in September 2021 .
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Carrie Barber, the talent and people capability director at JLR, said: “These are rapidly evolving times and the automotive industry is transforming to respond.
“Developing young talent is crucial to the future of our business and having diversity in our people at this stage of their career is pivotal. We need young people who are passionate about our industry and brands, who desire to shape a different kind of world and who want to work together with innovation.
“We design modern, tailored and up to date early careers programmes to ensure we equip our people with skills for now and the future, whilst providing a supportive and inclusive environment.
“Recent events have meant we have had to learn to do things differently and to be flexible. We will continue to innovate and digitalise, to deliver our early careers programmes during these times to ensure our people have access to opportunities and growth in a safe way.”
The four-year programme will see Jaguar Land Rover train and develop potential engineers and provide them with skills they need for product design, development or manufacturing.
Its launch follows the introduction of a digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship in 2018.
Over the last three years, Jaguar Land Rover has recruited almost 2,200 young people to its apprentice, undergraduate and graduate training programmes.