Sunday, 16 December 2018

Girls-only Jag call

JAGUAR Land Rover is offering female students interested in engineering careers an insight into the world of work at Britain’s

JAGUAR Land Rover is offering female students interested in engineering careers an insight into the world of work at Britain’s biggest luxury carmaker.

The “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers: Young Women in the Know” course has been developed in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College to change outdated perceptions of engineering and encourage young women to consider engineering careers.

As only six per cent of the UK engineering workforce are women the course will increase the talent pool for Jaguar Land Rover.

and the UK in general.

manufacturing sector.

More than 100 young women from across the Midlands and Merseyside are participating in the first national programme being managed by Education Business Partnership Centres at the company’s advanced manufacturing plants in Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Halewood. The students, aged 15-18, spend a week touring manufacturing, design and engineering sites, meet women from all levels of the business to find out about their career experiences and spend a day on work experience with a female mentor. They also find out about Jaguar Land Rover’s apprentice and graduate schemes and participate in workshops on job applications, assessment centres and interview techniques.

By Nigel Wigmore

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