Early Careers, Undergraduate

Hear from Taha, Digital Experience Undergraduate at Jaguar.

Q: What position did you start in and what is your position now? Please describe your current responsibilities. 

I joined the Reimagine Jaguar Undergraduate Placement program. I am in the digital experience team. My current responsibilities involve contributing to innovative projects shaping the digital experience for our clients, collaborating with industry experts, and actively participating in shaping our transformation towards an all-electric luxury brand from 2025. This journey has been an invaluable learning experience.

Q: Are you involved in any other projects / networks? If so, please describe what they are and what your contributions are. 

I actively follow the Islamic Society of JLR. However, I am not currently participating in any additional projects. My focus has been dedicated to my role within the digital experience team.

Q: What do you like about working here?

Working here at JLR has been an incredible journey. The opportunity to be a part of such a prominent company is both exciting and fulfilling. Learning from industry experts has enriched my skills immensely. The respectful and supportive atmosphere, along with invaluable mentorship, has made me enjoy each day. Furthermore, the inclusivity, including dedicated prayer spaces, makes me truly feel like a valued member of the team.

Q: What are your career aspirations? Do you feel that you get the necessary support from your management / department to help achieve your learning & development goal? 

My career aspirations revolve around becoming a leader in the realm of digital technologies and products. I am fortunate to receive essential support from my management, particularly my line manager. Their guidance and setting of achievable goals for my placement have been instrumental in my skill enhancement. For instance, I will be engaged in observing a multi-week website development agile sprint, a practical exposure that vividly illustrates industry practices. This support propels me toward achieving my learning and development goals.

Q: Describe your team / department, and what makes it stand out from our competition? 

Our team at new Jaguar is exceptional and stands out remarkably in the industry. What sets us apart is our commitment to innovation and the pursuit of ground-breaking ideas. The team’s ability to think beyond the conventional is astounding, as we’re conceptualizing ideas that break away from the norm. This approach involves incorporating futuristic technologies and crafting digital experiences that redefine our clients’ interactions with our products.

Q: Tell us 3 interesting facts about yourself.

Certainly! Here are three interesting facts about me:

1. Tech Enthusiast: Ever since I was a child, I’ve been captivated by the world of technology. My passion led me to pursue a degree in Information Technology for Business, and now, I’m fortunate to work in the digital experience team at JLR, where I’m immersed in the latest innovations.

2. Cross-Cultural Journey: Being of South Asia descent but raised in the vibrant multicultural hub of Dubai, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing a blend of cultures and perspectives from a young age. This unique upbringing has helped me acquire a global outlook. Moving to the UK in my teens further enriched my life with diverse experiences, shaping me into someone who values the richness that different cultures bring to the table.

3. Curious Knowledge Seeker: Beyond my tech pursuits, I’m an avid reader with a curiosity for knowledge. Books allow me to explore various subjects and broaden my horizons. But my quest for learning doesn’t stop there. I actively seek insights from podcasts, online courses, and engaging discussions, making sure I gain wisdom from diverse channels and perspectives. This passion for continuous learning fuels my professional and personal growth.

Q: What hints and tips can you share with the potential candidates who are going through the application / interview process? 

Here are a few valuable hints and tips I’d like to share with potential candidates navigating the application and interview process:

1. Thorough Research: Take the time to deeply understand the company’s values, mission, and recent achievements.

2. Showcase Your Skills: Be confident in highlighting your unique skills and experiences. Focus on how your abilities align with the company’s needs and how you can contribute to their growth.

3. Practice Confidence: Confidence goes a long way in making a positive impression. Practice your responses to common interview questions and work on projecting a poised and self-assured demeanour.

4. Ask Questions: Come prepared with insightful questions about the company, team dynamics, and role expectations. This showcases your eagerness and proactive approach.

5. Be genuine, well-prepared, and confident, and you’ll increase your chances of making a strong impression.