Next generation shadow parents for work inspiration
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover’s Education Centres in Halewood, Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Gaydon, Wolverhampton and Whitley hosted a successful 'Bring your Sons and Daughters to Work Day' this week.
The event provides an opportunity for children of colleagues to experience what it’s like to work at Jaguar Land Rover, career opportunities across the business, and to gain a better understanding of their parents' jobs.
More than 170 young people aged between 11 and 18 participated in the day, which included a careers workshop, and an afternoon shadowing their parents in different departments, or participating in Education Centre activities.
Andy Duffen who works on the Customer Acceptance Line in Solihull said: “My lad Lewis always asks me if he can come and have a look at the factory. It was great having the opportunity to show him around, introduce him to my workmates and hopefully inspire him work here in the future.”
Hannah Baker, whose dad Robert works in the Lean Learning Academy at Halewood, said: “I’ve been inspired to become an engineer. I used the day to find out about the apprenticeship scheme as I want to gain experience and qualifications while in a job. I’m now really motivated to study hard at school so I can get the right qualifications to apply.”
Sons and Daughters day is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s school education programme which aims to inspire students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and to pursue an apprentice, undergraduate or graduate career at the company.