Students go behind the scenes at JLR

Jaguar Land Rover

11 November 2014

Aston University and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continued their partnership to produce the next generation of highly skilled logistics engineers.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant was visited by 43 Aston University Logistics undergraduates and postgraduates, who had the chance to witness the company’s world class supply chains in action during a plant tour.

The visit, that took place on 21 October allowed the students to meet with managers from the Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) team as well as hearing from Aston graduates who are now working with the company.

Students and academics from Aston and the Material Planning and Logistics team felt the visit was a huge success, both parties highlighting their satisfaction.

Dr Aristides Matopoulos, Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, EAS (ESM Group), said: “We are now in the third year of our partnership with JLR and we already see the benefits. It is not just the improved learning experience of our students, but also the direct impact on their employability. The last two years approximately one fourth of the graduates joined JLR’s MP&L team were Aston’s BSc in Logistics graduates which had attended similar events. For the level of competition for graduate jobs in JLR that is quite an achievement.”

Mark Capper, International Plant Group Manager said: “It was a pleasure to host the Aston students and the event was a great success for us. We have had very positive feedback from the students, with many showing their enthusiasm to work for JLR. This event has given students an insight into the working world of automotive logistics and opportunity to meet with teams to understand the diverse disciplines and career opportunities on offer.”


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