Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has a long history of supporting the British Military, and is committed to helping ex-Service personnel transition into successful civilian careers.
The car manufacturer signed the British Armed Forces Military Covenant in 2014, and was official partner of the first Invictus Games in London and subsequent events in Orlando (2016) and Toronto (2017).
JLR works with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to provide insight days and work experience opportunities for Service personnel. These opportunities help people to understand what careers are available outside of the military and are offered to all Service leavers and veterans. Subject to availability and individual circumstances, participants can spend time with different teams at JLR, to help identify the right roles for their skill set, while gaining CV and vocational advice. This gives the opportunity to meet with hiring managers and veterans who have already been through the transition process. Since April 2017, more than 60 veterans have visited JLR before submitting an application.
JLR has an Armed Forces Steering Committee, which is comprised of JLR employees from relevant functions, including veterans and HR professionals. It provides advice and support, ensuring JLR is focused on its Covenant commitments to the Armed Forces family.
JLR is proud of its programme for Wounded, Injured or Sick (WIS) Servicemen and women. The initiative enables applicants to consider vocational options to suit their particular limitations. JLR tries to reduce barriers where possible, by providing specialist equipment or adapting processes. 45 people have joined the programme, with 28 gaining ongoing employment with JLR. Six further placements led to employment with suppliers or related organisations.