‘At the start of my placement, I was assigned to the Human Factors team, an attribute in Vehicle Engineering. Human Factors develop ergonomic requirements for the vehicles, applying knowledge of people, their abilities, characteristic and limitations, with the aim of creating a high functioning and luxury experience for the customer.
I hadn’t previously had any experience within ergonomics, but so far, I’ve found it incredibly interesting and learnt more than I ever expected in such a short space of time. My manager gave me the opportunity to learn to use a human modelling software and the main CAD platform, which have now become the core part of my job. This made my role feel key to the team and means I get to work on projects with disciplines across the company.
Engineering is notoriously a male dominated field, however Jaguar Land Rover have put a lot of work into improving diversity and making a comfortable and inclusive environment. I have always felt valued and listened to and have been truly impressed with Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to increasing the number of women in engineering, particularly within Early Careers.
I’d really recommend that any new starter come in with the confidence to speak up and get involved with everything they find interesting. As an undergraduate, you’ll never know everything, but people will want to hear a new perspective and help you learn as much as possible.’
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