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Jaguar Land Rover looking for female apprentices

West Midlands based car manufacturers Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have announced they are looking to take on more female students at their sites at Lode Lane in Solihull and the new i54 business park factory in South Staffordshire.

JLR are hoping to encourage young women to become engineers Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

The company launched its 2014 recruitment campaign yesterday and hopes to take on 150 new recruits. They also unveiled a brand new initiative targeted at teenage girls in an effort to inspire more female engineers of the future to get involved.

JLR provide the UK’s largest automotive apprenticeship scheme with 500 students across its five sites in the country. However, out of those 500, only 24 are female apprentices.

Commenting on the launch of the new programme, Mike Wright, Executive Director of JLR said: “The Automotive sector is incredibly competitive and never has the challenge and opportunity for engineers in this industry been greater."

"It is therefore critical that Jaguar Land Rover attracts the next generation of engineers and innovators to help."