Body Engineering, Engineering, People, Undergraduate

The real faces of JLR – Michael Schneider

Hi everyone,

I’m the Jaguar Land Rover Campus Ambassador for Durham University. Currently, I am studying for the final year of my Aeronautical Engineering degree.

Over the summer I worked at JLR as part of the undergraduate scheme, where I was placed in the frontal crash team within body engineering – computer aided engineering. This area involves the simulation and analysis of crash load cases, in order to ensure our vehicles are meeting and exceeding crash legislation. The placement provided me with numerous personal development opportunities through mentorship, training and insight workshops.

As part of the placement, I completed projects owned by myself and as part of the team. These projects allowed me to develop appropriate technical skills, whilst mentorship and workshops allowed me to explore opportunities within the company and provided me with a greater understanding of the automotive and technology industry. The interpersonal and communication skills developed over the summer have strongly improved my confidence and have already been applicable to my last year of university in all aspects.

The graduate scheme would offer me the perfect opportunity to take the next steps in my engineering career and I would be very excited to return to the company next year!



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