Jaguar Land Rover encourages more women apprentices
Summary of story from Engineering Apprentice, April 15, 2011
The automotive group Jaguar Land Rover is working to increase the proportion of women taking apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing in its organisation.
The company is recruiting 104 apprentices in 2011 and existing women apprentices are giving presentations about their work to local schools and colleges.
The company also stresses its committment to flexible working policies and an inclusive environment to try to attract more women to this male-dominated environment.
According to their spokesperson, on average only 2 per cent of applications for apprenticeships in the UK come from women.
Currently 10 per cent of the vacancies at Jaguar Land Rover have been filled by women.
The company has been placed in The Times 50 Top Employers for Women list.