Following Jaguar Land Rover’s support of the inaugural Invictus Games, the manufacturer launched a work placement legacy programme, with the first five successful participants already being offered a permanent position within the business.
Designed to help rehabilitate wounded, injured and sick ex-personnel as they transfer into civilian careers and lives, the twelve week bespoke training programme is already making a difference.
Last year, 100 ex-military personnel were recruited by JLR, with a further 150 in 2015. Having gained transferable skills in the armed forces, including engineering expertise, discipline, the value of team work and communication skills, military training is applicable to many roles within Jaguar Land Rover.
With the 2016 Invictus Games being held in Orlando next May, supported by Jaguar Land Rover, things will no doubt be hotting up in Florida - and the work placement legacy programme will only go from strength to strength.