3,300 chase Jaguar Land Rover places

Jaguar Land Rover has extended its deadline for apprentices – after being inundated with applications from more than 3,300 people.

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More than 22 applicants are fighting for every apprenticeship that is being offered by the buoyant luxury Midland car maker.

But the company wants more – especially candidates for its university-level Higher Apprenticeships. The deadline was last night but that has now been extended by a week until midnight next Friday.

The current round of recruitment is for 90 advanced apprentices and 60 higher apprentices for the 2013 training programme. They will join more than 300 young people already signed up over the last two years on the firm’s apprenticeship scheme, including apprentices who will eventually work at the £355 million i54 engine plant being built in Wolverhampton.

A JLR spokeswoman said today: “We are particularly looking to increase the number of applications received for our Higher Apprenticeship scheme.” Higher apprenticeships are open to A-Level qualified candidates with maths and a science or technology subject.

Successful candidates will be put through both NVQ qualifications and an undergraduate engineering degree over the next six years, working at university and one of JLR’s sites.

Advanced apprenticeships are for GCSE qualified candidates. Apply at www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com