David Cameron With Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice Deepak Lal
David Cameron With Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice Deepak Lal

The Prime Minister David Cameron has today visited Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, meeting apprentices and graduates who have recently joined the company.

Mr cameron also used the opportunity to announced a £25 million fund to support the creation of additional apprenticeship places which will help businesses provide enhanced opportunities to inspire the next generation of talented engineers.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Jaguar Land Rover is a brilliant example of a business that is investing in skills for the future. It is time to re-industrialise the UK so that means more hi-tech jobs - that's what's happening here at Jaguar Land Rover."

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover, Chief Executive Officer, said: "It's great to see Government continuing to support apprenticeships with this initiative. We are dedicated to the training and development of our employees and our award-winning apprentice scheme has been developing a generation of engineers for many years. We work very closely with schools and academic institutions across the UK to help inspire and create the next generation of engineers and technologists. It is these apprentices - and graduates - who will ultimately help drive and shape the future of our business."

This year, over one hundred apprentices have joined Jaguar Land Rover's apprentice scheme, kick starting their careers in the fields manufacturing, engineering and technology with an initial 36 to 42 month training programme, alongside more than 330 graduates.

Currently, Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting 1,300 new employees to include 1000 engineers, as part of their growth strategy, which will see 40 significant product actions introduced over the next five years, including all new vehicles and powertrain upgrades.

David Cameron was also provided with the opportunity to view Jaguar and Land Rover products as well as a short drive the Range_e, the plug-in hybrid offering 85mpg and CO2 emissions of 89g/km.

Published : 22/07/11 Author : Staff

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