336 new graduates have been welcomed by Jaguar Land Rover, in its largest single intake in the company's history. The new recruits will now begin a two year programme developed in order to provide the skills, knowledge and expertise needed for a career at Jaguar Land Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, said: "Today marks an important day both for the graduates who are embarking on their careers with us and for our business as we enter a phase of intense investment in our future - investment in products, people and infrastructure. This is an incredibly exciting time for Jaguar Land Rover and these new recruits have a critical role to play in shaping our business and delivering our future success."
Jaguar Land Rover is the highest ranking automotive manufacturer in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers index, with a proven track record in developing future innovators, engineers, buyers and marketeers supporting ambitious plans for growth and expansion in to new and emerging markets. In the last four years, Jaguar Land Rover has employed nearly 700 graduates, bringing with them energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas.
On their first day, graduates received an in-depth induction programme, meeting members of the Jaguar Land Rover Board, learnt more about the product line up and had a speech on teamwork and leadership from Olympic Champion and Patron of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, Sir Steven Redgrave.
Abhishek Sampat, a graduate in Automotive Engineering Design said: "I knew from beginning my course at Coventry University that I wanted a career in the automotive industry. As the largest investor in automotive R&D and engineering in the UK it was clear that Jaguar Land Rover could provide me with the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in this field. It was also clear that a role here meant I would be able to make a strong and tangible contribution from the outset ."
More than 8500 applications were received for places and in the coming months, Jaguar Land Rover will launch the next graduate recruitment campaign for 2012.
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