Jaguar Land Rover announce work placement scheme as part of Invictus Games pledge

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new work placement scheme to help wounded, injured and sick former Servicemen and women find a fulfilling and long-term second career.

The scheme, which has been developed in conjunction with Mission Motorsport – The Armed Forces’ Motorsport Charity – and the MoD’s Recovery Career Services, offers work placements to support rehabilitation back to work following injury or illness and enhance skills and experience. The scheme formalizes a successful Jaguar Land Rover and Mission Motorsport pilot scheme launched in 2013, which led to full time employment for a number of participants.

The establishment of the new placement scheme follows Jaguar Land Rover’s support of the international sporting event, the Invictus Games which took place in September, and used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

The initiative is one of several programmes that Jaguar Land Rover has launched as part of its commitment to enhancing employment opportunities for former Service personnel and creating a lasting legacy of the Invictus Games.

The placement scheme is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s wider commitment to supporting the employment of former Armed Forces personnel, with the company having pledged to achieve 50% year on year improvement to hiring numbers.

Simon Lenton, Human Resources Director of Jaguar Land Rover said, “Our aim at Jaguar Land Rover is to be an employer of choice for military personnel who are leaving or have left the services.  Many of these have the skills and values that we are looking for.  In the last year we hired over 100 ex-Service personnel and this has been a great success for both the individuals and the company.  In the current year we are aiming to recruit 150 ex-Service men and women and it is our ambition that this will include people participating in the placement scheme announced today.

James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport said, “We are delighted to be working closely with Jaguar Land Rover to help those most in need to realise their potential and find rewarding and challenging roles in the automotive industry. It can be very intimidating for Servicemen and women looking at second careers, but for those leaving the Forces early, often through reasons not of their choosing, it can seem a daunting mountain to climb.  We work tirelessly on behalf of the Ministry of Defence in order to secure viable futures for our wounded, injured and sick service leavers, and have been thrilled by Jaguar Land Rover’s heartfelt commitment to help.”

Those interested in taking part in the placement scheme should contact Charlie Catling, [email protected]

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