Early Careers, People, Post-Graduate, Powertrain, Research

Joan Abdennebi – Postgraduate Engineer

Whilst studying MSc Automotive Engineering at ISAT University (France), I chose to write my Master’s Thesis  in Jaguar Land Rover’s Powertrain Research Department – Engine Simulation Team.

I was excited to be part of a key project; requiring focused skills and allowing me to apply and improve my Engineering knowledge. This was a great way to learn to deliver a project in accordance with time, cost and quality consideration and working with people from the industry, meant that my business behaviours and presentation skills also significantly improved.

I had undertaken a number of placements during my studies and the one at Jaguar Land Rover gave a good balance between my desires and motivation. I received all the support I needed from my manager in order to feel integrated, achieve my objectives and ultimately find a permanent role.

Once my Placement was complete; JLR offered me a role as Lead Engineer for the Simulation Development team, within the Performance, Efficiency and Driveability Department; a role which allowed me to further improve my interpersonal and technical skills. My objective was to improve fuel consumption and emissions simulation at vehicle level for the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation cycle and I even got the opportunity to act as Mentor to one of the newer Postgraduate Engineers.

I have recently moved to a new role within the Engine Programme team and am looking forward to the different challenges this will bring.

Starting my adventure as a Postgraduate in Jaguar Land Rover was the best decision I ever made for my career.