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Business students move up the gears at skills week

Twenty-one first year business students enjoyed a visit to the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Halewood, Merseyside as part of the study skills enhancement week.

The students toured the body and assembly plant and had a back seat view when they were passengers in an exhibition of off-road driving as part of the Land Rover Experience.

On the production line, the students learned how Halewood builds the best-selling Evoque and the Freelander models. They also attended a presentation which covered supply chain management, the Asian export market and the importance of manufacturing to the UK economy.

The field trip was organised by Giles McClelland, course leader for the BA Business Administration and BA Business Studies programmes.

He said: “Jaguar Land Rover made this an excellent day for staff and students. Touring the plant showed students the manufacturing process at first hand and it also gave them lots of ideas about future placement and career options.”

First year Business Studies students Mariya Missa and Jaysin Rifai were among the students who toured the plant.

Mariya said: “The off-road experience was really enjoyable and I learned a lot about how important car manufacturing is in the UK.”

Jaysin added: “It was good to see inside the factory and watch the cars being assembled.”