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Jaguar Land Rover set for undergraduate placement record intake

Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for record numbers of undergraduates for its 2015 work placement scheme.

The firm invests heavily into its products, facilities and staff every year and its focus on attracting the best talent remains as high as ever.

Some £3.6 billion is set to be invested in products and facilities in the next 12 months while more than 6,000 people have applied to the placement scheme.

Of that number, 230 have successfully worked their way through the selection process and around a third of them will eventually land a year-long placement.

The other two-thirds will complete the 12-week scheme and will gain valuable experience in engineering and manufacturing fields.

Opportunities for young people

Jaguar Land Rover has hired 2,000 young people onto graduate and apprenticeship schemes in the last four years two – demonstrating its commitment to helping people into work.

The company’s Graduate Programme is a highly sought-after goal for graduates with a vast range of engineering and technical backgrounds.

However, the process of gaining a place is not a simple one as a number of stages must be completed according to Rob Gill, Jaguar Land Rover’s Graduate and Undergraduate Recruitment Manager.

This is done in order to ensure that potential employees meet the desired criteria that the company wants – such as an ability to work as part of a team or to market products in the right way.

Understanding the process

First up for potential applicants is a Situational Judgement Test which provides scenarios that test different competencies.

Those who do well then complete online multiple choice verbal, numerical and diagrammatical reasoning tests.

Next up is a visit to an Assessment Centre for those who meet the minimum benchmark that it set by Jaguar Land Rover – calculated using UCAS points, an applicant’s SJT score and their responses in past testing.

Those invited to assessment events will then be successful or unsuccessful and they take place until all positions are filled.

Mr Gill added that the undergraduate schemes are viewed as feeders, providing an initial route into the graduate scheme and other roles within the firm.

Grad Plus has a wide range of graduate schemes and other placement roles for those considering their options for life after university 

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