On the 23rd of January, Year 12 Business BTEC and A-Level students took part in a trip to the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Halewood, South Liverpool. The trip allowed students to experience, first hand, a number of theoretical concepts in an applied environment as both the lecture and the tour covered a range of topics relevant to the student’s curriculum. During the visit students experienced a pre-tour presentation containing interesting information about the factory and the company, such as; the internal and external influences on the business, the innovation of each product and the operations management, all of which were relevant to the student’s curriculum. There was then a tour of the factory where students were able to view the progressive stages of manufacturing which resulted in the production of a fully completed Range Rover. Overall the trip was very interesting and enjoyable. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to see how a modern manufacturing facility is actually operated. It also included an interesting insight into the company’s ongoing commitment to the future of the factory and the future success of Jaguar Land Rover.
Ella Byrne, Year 12 Business Studies Student