This week Land Rover has once again invited the children of employees to spend a day at their parents’ place of work. This has been an annual event held at Land Rover for the last four years and is part of a nationwide initiative encouraging young people to consider the manufacturing industry as a career route.
On Wednesday 10 March, the Education Partnership Centres based at Land Rover, Solihull and Gaydon headquarters, invited 83 participants aged between 12 and 16 to take part in this initiative. The day’s itinerary commenced with a tour of the manufacturing facilities, then back to the classroom in the EPC, for participation in team activities including increasing awareness of job opportunities available to them in a manufacturing environment and communication skills development. During the afternoon, the sons and daughters shadowed their parents within the workplace. This encompassed a wide range of occupations, from assembly operations in the vehicle build areas, administration offices, as well as engineering and design departments, to name but a few.
Joanne Macdiarmid, Partnership Centre Manager at Solihull said: "I am delighted that the event has been so well attended again this year. The students enjoyed the activities arranged for them and it was educational for them to experience their parents’ place of work. Many expressed an interest in work experience at Land Rover, or in joining the company once they have finished their education – let’s hope they do – a great deal of satisfaction can be attained from working in a manufacturing environment."Published 15 March 2004