- Former servicemen and women are to be offered the chance to start a new career by the UK’s largest car firm Jaguar Land Rover
- Jaguar Land Rover launches new training scheme to help tackle high unemployment among former service personnel
- Programme will target some of the 6,500 Early Service Leavers who will leave the military this year before they gain any work-related qualifications, plus others needing support
- Falklands War hero Simon Weston praises the programme
- Plans mark culmination of 12-month accolade as Business in The Community’s ‘Responsible Business of the Year’
Jaguar Land Rover’s latest traineeship programme aims to address the social and economic issues of high unemployment among former service personnel. One in 10 homeless is ex-military and this year, 24,000 military will leave the forces, 6,500 of whom will be Early Service Leavers with no military qualifications, which may make it more difficult for them to find work.
The programme builds on the company’s ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce’ initiative which started last year and offers dedicated training for unemployed young people, aged 16 to 24, who have missed out on apprenticeships and have struggled to find a job. Jaguar Land Rover has already trained 100 unemployed youngsters and 80 percent of those who have already completed the training have gone on to gain a job, including apprenticeships, or undertake further education at college.
Jaguar Land Rover is also offering its training experiences to other leading companies and firms in the UK parts supply industry to encourage them to adopt similar schemes to give thousands of unemployed a jobs life-line.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of 100 UK businesses signed up to the Armed Forces corporate covenant which supports the reintegration of the military forces into successful civilian careers and supports a wide range of events linked to the military. Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting partner for the Invictus Games, the international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, championed by Prince Harry and taking place in London during September.
Jaguar Land Rover was the first ever manufacturer to win the UK’s top responsible business award in July 2013 for placing sustainability at the heart of its business strategy. Over the past 12 months, the company has delivered various events across the UK to demonstrate how responsible business can secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM THE EVENING OF 8TH JULY, INCLUDING:
- IV Captain David Henson - UK Invictus Team Captain
- IV Jonathan Garrett - CSR Director, Jaguar Land Rover
- IV Fran Leedham - Head of Sustainability, Jaguar Land Rover
- IVs Celebrity/VIP Attendees
- GVs Guest and VIP arrivals
- GVs Event space and Jaguar Land Rover vehicles