Jaguar Land Rover seeks its apprenticeship intake for 2012

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to launch a search for its largest-ever intake of apprentices to join its 2012 training programme.

The apprentice programme, which this year is searching for advanced and higher apprentices, will launch on 6 February and coincides with National Apprenticeship week.

Following the appointment of 114 advanced apprentices in 2011, JLR is this year looking for 133 apprentices to join its business. This will consist of 109 advanced apprenticeships and 24 higher apprentices who will work towards the acquisition of a series of NVQs and a degree in a comprehensive training programme open to A-level-qualified candidates.

The advanced apprenticeships scheme is open to GCSE-qualified candidates and starts with a year in college studying for an NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, an NVQ3 in a chosen trade pathway, a technical certificate, plus training in key skills such as communication, IT and numeracy.

Apprentices will then go on to fulfil roles in a variety of manufacturing and product development functions.