Many thanks to former student, Tom Cotterill, for coming into college yesterday to talk to our students about his experience as a Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice. Tom, along with his colleague, delivered a session about the Apprenticeship Scheme including information about the types of roles available and the advantages of the scheme.

Tom was lucky enough to secure the Engineering Higher Apprenticeship two years ago after completing his A Levels and the University of Liverpool Science and Engineering Foundation Degree at Carmel.

Tom said ‘The Apprenticeship is going great. I am coming to the end of the practical college based learning and in a few weeks, I will start on rotation around different areas of the factory. This will be shift-based work, shadowing and helping the maintenance team in different areas around the press shop, body shop, paint shop, trim and final.

As I’m doing the Higher Apprenticeship, once this rotation finishes, my role will be in engineering. This will include advanced manufacturing engineering, supervisor based roles and/or maintenance based engineering roles.

In September, I start at Warwick University where I will attend lectures for five days, every five weeks. I will continue at university for the next four years before graduating with a BEng degree in Engineering and continuing at Jaguar Land Rover in my engineering role.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is a fantastic opportunity and I would advise anyone to get involved.’

We wish Tom every success in the future, congratulations on such an amazing achievement and opportunity!

Click the link to find out more about Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeships.