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    Training: Lean Learning Academy at Halewood

    The Jaguar Land Rover Lean Learning Academy, based at Halewood Operations in Merseyside, teaches Lean Leadership skills and techniques to Supervisors, Engineers and Managers from Jaguar Land Rover, automotive industry suppliers and other manufacturers. During the course, delegates learn how to deploy lean tools to eliminate waste and continuously improve manufacturing processes.

    Halewood Operations is home to the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Range Rover Evoque. Located in the North West of England, the Halewood plant has a reputation for excellent manufacturing quality and is recognised throughout the industry as a centre of excellence for Lean Manufacturing.

    In 2000, the plant was transformed into a world class manufacturing facility suitable for producing premium products and the workforce underwent a significant culture change and retraining programme.

    Halewood’s award winning X-Type model was launched in 2001, receiving a great deal of external recognition for quality, including the J.D. Power Plant Gold Quality Award. This accolade recognised the X-Type as the best quality European vehicle in its class and placed Halewood as the top European car plant. Freelander 2 was launched in late 2006 and has won a number of awards including Top Gear SUV of the Year and What Car? Best Compact 4×4. Freelander 2 and X-Type were built on the same line although they were based on completely different architecture and shared no common parts. This was a unique achievement in the automotive industry and demonstrated Halewood’s commitment to efficiency and flexibility. The Range Rover Evoque was designed from this learning to share build philosophy and minimise waste.

    The Range Rover Evoque was launched in July 2011 to great worldwide acclaim; named ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best SUV of 2011’ in the Auto Express New Car Awards 2011, worldwide interest in the Evoque has been exceptional and Halewood Operations is central to the success of the Evoque, with the workforce doubling to more than 3000 employees in order to deliver the new model.



    Safety and Introduction

    Team Exercise

    Visual Factory and 5S

    Plant Tour


    Driving Change

    Policy Deployment Tools



    Quality Mapping

    Process Confirmation

    Value Stream Mapping


    Total Preventative Maintenance

    Synchronous Material Flow

    Problem Solving

    Health and Safety

    Shop Floor Experience

    Lean Leadership

    Senior Executive Forum


    Who is the Lean Learning Academy for?

    The academy is suitable for managers and team leaders in any company committed to continuous improvement.

    How many people will be on the programme at any one time?

    Each programme has capacity for a maximum of 18 candidates.

    How much does the programme cost?

    The cost of the two week programme is £3000 + VAT. This price includes a flash drive, light refreshments (an onsite canteen is available for lunch), all shop floor and classroom activities, plus full use of the Lean Learning Academy’s facilities. Funding may be available, please contact the co-ordinator for details.

    Lean Immersion days (1-day programme) are also available at a cost of £1800 + VAT for a maximum of 12 delegates. This price includes lunch, refreshments and the opportunity to experience the Land Rover products first hand on the Land Rover Experience.

    How often does the programme run?

    Programmes run approximately every two months.

    Do candidates have to complete the two weeks together in one block?

    No, candidates can complete Weeks One and Two over 6-month period, however it is highly recommended that both weeks are completed at the same time.

    Where will I stay whilst on the course?

    We can provide you with details of local hotels situated close to the plant and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Please ask the co-ordinator for details.

    Is work wear provided?

    Everything you will need is provided, except for safety shoes.

    For more information contact Sarah Boulton,
HR Consultant – Education, Training and Development, Halewood Operations
Jaguar Land Rover
Tel: 0151 448 4307, email:

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