JLR staff get EV-trained


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19 June 2024
Electrification is creating more opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds : credit: © JLR
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that 95 per cent of its global retail partner technician workforce is now EV trained

That's more than 10,000 individuals, ensuring workshops are prepared to service JLR’s forthcoming generation of electric vehicles. Impressive given it’s currently got only one fully electric model in its line-up thus far.

And with work to transform JLR facilities for electric vehicle production progressing quickly, electrification training for a further  11,000 JLR manufacturing staff is now underway. A further 950 electrification roles in engineering are also planned.

Looking forward, JLR will be training at least a further 15,000 employees across manufacturing, engineering and workshops as part of the programme.

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Electrification is creating more opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, too. In contrast to traditional ICE engine work, EV work is often more focused on process-oriented approaches rather than intense manual labour, making it accessible to a wider range of employees, including those from neurodiverse backgrounds.

Chloe Taylor, JLR Retail Master Technician at a Sytner showroom in Northampton said: “I started my career as an apprentice, learning to work with combustion technology and more recently qualified to dismantle high-voltage electric vehicle batteries.

“The transition to EVs presents lots of learning opportunities, shifting from much of the heavy parts lifting associated with ICE vehicles, to more process-driven, technology-centred diagnostics work. I hope this shift will encourage more women to follow my path.”