Sunday, 23 September 2018

Female students head to Jaguar Land Rover

JAGUAR Land Rover this week opened its doors to female students to give them a deep insight into engineering and manufacturing careers.

The students, aged 15 to 18, have all applied for Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced and degree apprenticeship programmes and secured their places on the course after passing initial HR screening and psychometric tests.

During the four-day Young Women in the Know programme, the students will tour design and manufacturing facilities, network with female employees, spend a day on work placement with a female mentor and brush up their workability skills including CV writing and interview practice.

The scheme is running at five Jaguar Land Rover centres in the Midlands and Merseyside. Nick Rogers, the firm’s product engineering executive director, said: “Jaguar Land Rover has grown tremendously, and to continue to pioneer new products and focus on engineering excellence, we are passionate to welcome diverse talent from across the globe.

“The whole automotive industry is facing a shortfall of engineers, and for Jaguar Land Rover encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in engineering is a vital part of addressing this shortage.

“We’ve seen our female engineering workforce grow from nine per cent to 11 per cent over the past four years due to our initiatives like Young Women in the Know and our Women in Engineering undergraduate sponsorship scheme, and it’s great to see these programmes are helping us attract more female talent.”

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