ERIN RILEY

University of Birmingham

“I completed my first three-month placement last year, and have now returned for a 15-month undergraduate placement. My project during the three months was to test the correlation of NVH Finite Element Analysis models. This involved looking at the current practices for developing and running theoretical simulations, and recreating those simulations in real life to compare the data. This project allowed me to gain an understanding into FEA and its applications, and find methods of improving it.

Jaguar Land Rover is a modern company with a friendly culture. I have a fantastic team leader who has guided me throughout my time here. She helped me improve my skills and gain as much experience as possible.

The undergraduate community at Jaguar Land Rover is incredibly supportive as well. We do weekly lunches and after-work meets, giving us the chance to share our experiences of workingin different departments.”

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JOSEPH TAYLOR

Aston University

“Working as part of the Owner Experience team, focusing on developing Jaguar Land Rover’s
Body Shop Network, I’ve had the chance to take part in numerous exciting projects, such as
helping run a global conference alongside my manager. My role was to organise the
event’s agenda, locations and accommodation, and to present to delegates on the day itself. I learnt a lot, as I’d never been involved in an event this size before.

I also took part in developing a Cosmetic Repair Programme. My role was to conduct market research to support the business case and produce support material. I identified pilot locations and suppliers to work with.

My ambition is to return to Jaguar Land Rover on the Graduate Programme and make a significant impact on the future success of the business. I’m excited for what’s next.”

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EMILY SHAW

Sheffield Hallam University

“I joined the Human Resources team so that I could really learn the ins and outs of the business – how to find, attract, retain and help develop the best of talent out there.

Jaguar Land Rover have offered me a lot of support and training opportunities throughout
my year-long placement. I’ve developed my communication skills and successfully formed relationships with people on all levels of the business, including senior managers.

One of the many projects I enjoyed working on, was increasing diversity at the Engineering Manufacturing Centre (EMC). I completed a plant-wide survey and ran focus groups to gain an idea of why our female employees were first attracted to work here, and to get their views on how we could encourage more women to apply. I felt this project could really make a difference and have a real and positive impact at the EMC.”

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