As a key part of our global Corporate Social Responsibility programme, we’re working to equip the next generation with the skills they need to support more sustainable business in the future.
We offer a wide range of opportunities for apprentices, graduates and undergraduates. For example, we have a 200-strong research team at Warwick University, working on projects such as hybrids and materials engineering.
Through our ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ initiative, we also partner with schools in the UK to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to help inspire young people to consider careers in engineering or manufacturing.
- We operate five Education Business Partnership Centres (EBPCs) in association with local education authorities and education charities. The EBPCs run plant visits and classroom activities. In 2012, more than 22,000 young people and 2,000 teachers visited our plants.
- The Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge was launched in 2011 for school teams aged 5 to 11. The Challenge involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible in either 2D or 3D. Teams of children aged 5-7 take part in the 2D challenge and design a race car out of card, complete with wheels and body. The design is then printed and assembled ready to race. Older pupils aged 8-11 design and manufacture a race car in the 3D Challenge using CADCAM technology to create a balsa wood model. Students in both classes then perform tests before they race head-to-head against teams from other schools at the competition stage. The challenge teaches students about a range of science and engineering subjects such as design, manufacture and aerodynamics.
More than 1,700 pupils took part in the competition in 2012.
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- The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge is an annual competition for children aged 9+ and engages students in an exciting and motivating mathematics based project. Working together in small teams using a wide range of basic mathematical skills, they compete against each other in a Grand Prix type race to become UK Champions. In the 2012 competition, more than 150,000 students competed in the programme, with 40 teams from all over the UK winning places in the final at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon.