JLR looks to tackle youth unemployment thanks to apprenticeship scheme

Jaguar Land Rover has launched its 2014 apprentice recruitment drive as the company looks to find the new generation of engineers.

Young people can gain valuable experience as part of the initiative from the company which is keen to tackle the growing problem of youth unemployment.

The UK’s largest automotive apprenticeship provider is looking for up to 150 new recruits to join the 500-strong group currently undertaking the scheme across its five sites.

But the car manufacturer is calling on more young women to consider engineering careers and join a growing number of females choosing to work in the automotive sector.

Currently 24 female engineers on JLR’s pioneering apprenticeship programme but the company is keen to increase the number of young women in their workforce.

Mike Wright, executive director of JLR, said: “The automotive sector is incredibly competitive and never has the challenge and opportunity for engineers in this industry been greater.

“It is therefore critical that Jaguar Land Rover attracts the next generation of engineers and innovators to help our business achieve its ambitious plans for growth.

“To do this, we are fully committed to advancing the STEM agenda with the development of grass roots initiatives such as Girls In The Know.”

For more information on the scheme and details of how to apply visit http://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com