During October half-term, the Halewood Education Centre ran a special one-day course aimed at inspiring more girls to consider engineering careers at the plant.
The course was a huge success thanks to excellent support from our female apprentices, graduates and the Halewood HR team.
In the morning, the local students were given a tour of the production process, and also took part in a manual dexterity test. There was also a chance to meet and talk with female apprentices and find out valuable information about the JLR apprenticeship programme.
The afternoon was spent with the HR team to strengthen employability skills, with sessions covering CV writing, interview skills and the apprentice application process.
Tia from Upton Hall School said: “It’s been a really enjoyable course that’s given me a valuable insight into manufacturing and engineering.”
Shannon from Holly Lodge Girls School added: “The course has made me think of career paths and routes that I hadn’t considered before. It’s been very beneficial, helpful and enjoyable.”
Rijuta from Altringham Grammar School for Girls commented: “The factory tour was great. I really enjoyed being able to ask questions whilst walking around as it helped me to understand how the factory works so efficiently. We also learned a lot of useful stuff about CV’s and interviews as well.”
Special thanks to Julia Saell from Data Integrity, Halewood apprentices Stephanie Lee and Bethany Evans and Paula Keegan from HR. Thanks also to Maureen McGuire and the Halewood Education Centre team for for their much-needed help in the organisation and delivery of the course.
Steph Lee added: “It was a day full of challenges, laughs and information about what we offer. It was a privilege to represent JLR and raise awareness of our apprenticeship programmes to inspire future engineers.”