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Jaguar and Land Rover apprentices gear up for global community projects

Seventy apprentices from Jaguar and Land Rover's dealer training programme will soon be packing up their overalls and preparing to embark on two global community projects.

The 36 strong team from Land Rover will be heading to rural Africa in support of the Tanzanian Children's Fund. Here, the team will build and furnish two classrooms which will provide over 100 children with learning facilities.

The Jaguar team is off to Peru and will focus their attention on building a community centre in the shanty town of Pamplona Alta, situated on the outskirts of the country's capital, Lima. The centre will provide a base for social activities, medical clinic and recreation area for the poor and disadvantaged children of the town.

The community projects are entirely funded by those apprentices fortunate enough to be selected to take part. Quiz nights, car washes and collections are just some of the methods this year's teams have employed to raise the £10,000 required to complete the work.

This is the third project of its kind run by the dealer academy, with previous groups having completed projects in Kenya, India and the Amazon Basin.

Adrian Birch, manager of the apprentice training programme and founder of the initiative said: "Many members of our group have not travelled further than Spain, so taking them to the remote recesses of some of the world’s poorest countries has a profound effect.

Each year we are amazed by how individuals grow and mature personally as a result of their experiences. It is certainly an inspiring and thought provoking programme which leaves behind a lasting legacy in the hearts of our apprentices and the communities we help."

  • For further information about the Jaguar and Land Rover apprenticeship programme visit www.landroverapprenticeships.com.


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