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Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers: An Overview

 

Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for global growth which can only be supported by innovation in new products, engines and environmental technologies. The company is the UK’s leading investor in automotive research and development and is successfully delivering breakthroughs in engineering, performance and sustainability. However, it’s critical that we encourage talented young people to become the next generation of engineers and technologists to sustain the business over the long term.

The company’s ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ programme promotes learning and engagement on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects programme is designed to do just that in collaboration with schools and colleges to to help inspire young people to consider engineering and manufacturing careers.

We work with young people from primary school to university age and deliver a range of engaging STEM challenges and activities which also develop employability skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving, so we’re also helping prepare them for the world of work. 

The programme has three main elements:

Education Business Partnership Centres - click here for more information

National School STEM Challenges - click here for more information

STEM outreach activities - click here for more information

Achievements:

  • ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ won Business in The Community’s national Education Award 2013 in recognition of the positive impact its long term school partnerships are having on increasing employability skills and promoting engineering careers to young people. Click on the adjacent link to see the BITC case study about this achievement.
  • More than two million young people have participated in ITE activities since 1999.
  • In 2013, more than 328,000 young people directly participated in our education activities.
  • 95% of the 5,000 teachers we worked with last year said ITE had increased students’ engagement with STEM.
  • More than 2,600 employees donated 11,250 hours to education activities in 2013 as part of their professional development.
  • Jaguar Land Rover recruited 150 apprentices, 273 graduates and 90 undergraduate industrial placements in 2013 to develop the next generation of engineers, some of whom had previously participated in the ITE programme.