17 October 2023

  • JLR to help boost future skills and opportunities for 40,000 secondary school students from a diversity of backgrounds at schools located near JLR sites
  • New JLR Schools Partnership Programme will offer pupils from 40 secondary schools support through STEM lesson plans, soft skills and careers guidance, and networking for teachers
  • JLR Engineers to support teachers with enhanced curriculum resources focused on STEM careers
  • Jaguar TCS Racing Formula E Team to electrify the programme and guide pupils through term-time seminars and assemblies

Gaydon, UK, 17 October 2023: JLR today launched an all-new Schools Partnership Programme to help 40,000 students from diverse backgrounds build electrifying future careers in areas such as electrical and software engineering, digital and data roles and autonomous technologies. 

The programme is focused on improving opportunities for groups underrepresented in the industry including young females, pupils from challenging socio-economic backgrounds and those with English as a second language, creating a pipeline of talent to build JLR’s next generation of modern luxury vehicles. 

In collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company, JLR identified 40 secondary schools that reflected the company’s diversity and inclusion aspirations. The schools are located close to JLR sites in Coventry & Warwickshire, Birmingham, the Black Country, Solihull and Liverpool as well as local University Technical Colleges.


Three times per academic year, each school will benefit from: 

  • JLR engineers will meet teachers to help them to build STEM-focused lesson plans in order to apply the curriculum to real-world future career opportunities;
  • JLR's STEM Propulsion Network will offer pupils opportunities to work with JLR Engineers on projects like building mini-electric vehicles;
  • JLR will facilitate networking amongst teachers to increase school-to-school support;
  • JLR will run careers workshops, supporting pupils from key stage 3 to 5 with decision making and application submissions

The Jaguar TCS Racing Team has committed to supporting the new Programme, aiming to inspire, educate and nurture a next generation of talent that is diverse and inclusive.

The team will form an essential part of the programme with opportunities including:

  • Term-time seminars and assemblies delivered by Jaguar TCS Racing technical and commercial team members to educate about the varied opportunities
  • Visits from Jaguar TCS Racing Drivers, Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy along with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 race car;
  • Learning activities at the race team's technical base

We recognise that young people from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic minorities and women are underrepresented in our business, so we are proud to be able to work with these schools to nurture future workplace skills and opportunities for the next generation of talent.

JLR is committed to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and unified culture to better understand and serve our clients, fuel our innovation and engage and inspire our people.

Nigel Blenkinsop
JLR’s Executive Director of Enterprise Performance & Quality

JLR's programme is a fantastic example of why employer outreach matters and is fundamental to modern careers education - supporting young people and communities. Employers tell us it is helping increase diversity, connecting companies with future talent and developing the skills of the workforce of tomorrow.

Oli de Botton Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company

The JLR Schools Partnership Programme provides our students with opportunities and experiences far beyond those which would normally be available in schools careers programmes, and, more widely, the secondary curriculum. We have been able to give our young people a real insight into early careers, apprenticeships, and STEM in a way which would not have been possible without the support of JLR. The resources, sessions and visits are inspirational, and are ensuring that we can help to shape the next generation of engineers ready to work in this exciting and dynamic industry.

Jo Kerr
Careers Lead at Finham Park 2 Secondary School

Further information

For media enquiries please contact the JLR Corporate Press Office team:

JLR Media:

Francis Robertson-Marriott

E: jlrmedia@jaguarlandrover.com

Global External Corporate Communications Officer

T: +44 (0) 2475 361000

E: frobert4@jaguarlandrover.com


JLR Schools Partnership Programme:

Morgan Gore

Early Careers Lead – Schools Engagement

E: mgore2@jaguarlandrover.com


Jaguar TCS Racing Team:

Ella Seager

Senior Communications Officer

E: Eseager@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

About JLR’s Schools Partnership Programme:

In collaboration with The Careers & Enterprise Company, JLR took a data-led approach to identify 40 schools in communities local to JLR’s UK footprint where there is a higher proportion of female learners, a higher percentage of free school meals claimed and parents who have not attended university. These criteria provided JLR with the insights necessary to identify those who need opportunities the most.

JLR’s newest Schools Partnership Programme aims to deepen and strengthen the ties it has with secondary schools where JLR operates, offering sustained and regular support for young people from diverse backgrounds to help them realise their potential and obtain the jobs of the future.

About JLR’s Early Careers Strategy:

The JLR Schools' Partnership Programme is a part of JLR’s Early Careers strategy. This year, JLR welcomed 700 apprentices, undergraduates and graduates to start their careers with us in September 2023. We are pleased that our undergraduate and graduate, as well as Level 7 Finance apprenticeships, are currently open for applications with our Level 3, Level 4 and Level 6 apprenticeships to be open for applications in January 2024.

The Schools:

West Coventry Academy

Jewellery Quarter Academy

Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form

Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Waverley School

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

John Henry Newman Catholic College

Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham

Meadow Park

Cardinal Wiseman

Kineton High School

Lyng Hall School

Selly Park Girls' School

Eden Girls' School Coventry

Myton School

Oakley School

Nicholas Chamberlaine

Harris School

Sidney Stringer

Ernesford Grange Community Academy

Finham Park

Finham Park 2

Barrs Hill, Coventry

Southam College

North Liverpool Academy

Kings Leadership Academcy

The Academy of St Nicholas

Gateacre School

Holly Lodge Girls College

St Julies Catholic School

St Margarets, Liverpool

Trinity Church Of England School, Manchester

The Phoenix Collegiate

Grace Academy Solihull

Tudor Grange

West Walsall E-ACT Academy

Moseley Park

Moreton School

Aston Manor Academy

Heartlands Academy

Eden Boys School Birmingham