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NEWS: Whitgift Sixth Former to undertake prestigious Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeshipYear 13 pupil, Jordan Evans, received the fantastic news this term that he has been accepted onto a prestigious six-year degree apprenticeship programme with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

Date published: Wed 23 May 2018   Category: Academic

The 18-year-old fended off fierce competition; his course had just 26 applicants accepted out of significant number.

Pupils studying Maths, an engineering-based subject and a science could put themselves forward for the three-stage assessment process. Applicants with suitable CVs then undertook a range of tough online evaluations in Maths and related subjects and, finally, an assessment day with a variety of tests, interviews and practical exercises, whittled them down to the final 26. 

Jordan is confident about his A Level results and looks forward to an Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, specialising in the field of Body Engineering within the automotive industry. The first year will entail a year of college, followed by being based predominantly at one of the JLR plants, with day release to attend his studies and finish the degree. The final three years will involve working alongside JLR engineers, shadowing in various areas of expertise within the company, to work towards gaining industry-standard qualifications to enhance the academic aspect.

Jordan reflects on what he is most looking forward to: “Working with such a reputable and traditional ‘British Company’ really piqued my interest. The introduction into their body engineering sector will allow me to work on real life projects within a matter of years. The prospect of ‘making a difference’ is the most exciting aspect - working on something that will actually impact someone."

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