BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have partnered up to ‘drive up managerial skills in the UK’s automotive industry’ with the ‘ProLead training programme’. The programme adapts existing qualifications to improve automotive leader’s management and technical knowledge.
“The ProLead training is aimed at first line disciplinary manufacturing leaders who have formal responsibility for around 50-60 people,” said Dr Simon Farrall, head of apprentice and associate training at BMW – who has been leading the programme. “It is a big job but those in the role have had little or no formalised training until now.
“Their roles include production management, technical problem resolution, motivating a team and developing strategies to address complex situations.”