Lifelong Learning Academy: Developing skills for the future
QEPrize donor company Jaguar Land Rover has recently launched a Lifelong Learning Academy, enabling its staff to access training and development opportunities to enhance their careers.
The Academy will build upon the training that is already on offer at Jaguar Land Rover, to ensure that staff are able to develop the skills the company needs for the future. Employees at all stages of their working career will be offered learning opportunities through the Academy, whether they are new recruits or more experienced workers. The opportunities available will range from engineering up-skilling programmes to postgraduate qualifications, advanced and degree apprenticeships as well as the existing graduate scheme. The curriculum will also expand to cover business and management training.
Commenting on the launch, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ralf Speth said, “For me, our workforce is our most crucial asset and I see the Jaguar Land Rover Academy as the lifeblood of our organisation. The aim of the Academy is to maximise the talents of our workforce and give them new chances to develop their careers to the full.”The new Academy will be run in partnership with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick. The Academy will begin its training programme in the UK, with a view to expanding its reach to the company’s global workforce of 36,000 people. Chairman of WMG, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya commented, “The Academy will be the first of its kind in the UK automotive sector and will provide excellent opportunities for the company's current workforce and future employees.”To find out more about the Jaguar Land Rover Academy, click here to visit their website.
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