On Wednesday 28th March, 10 students visited Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.
The day began with an insight into JLR as a whole and then specifically the work at the Engine Manufacturing Centre. Students learned all about the apprenticeships and graduate level jobs available to them if they were to apply to JLR. Specifically, students learnt the importance of really enjoying their Mathematics studies, as this was the key element JLR looked for in their engineers. It was also interesting to learn that JLR place a lot of value on student’s extra-curricular activities and their voluntary work and not just good grades.
Students then enjoyed a tour of the vast construction rooms and saw the different employees and machines at work.
In the afternoon, the students were given the challenge of making their own engine model. Although there was one clear winner, all of the teams worked very well together and learnt the value of team work, communication and planning ahead.