Engineering, Graduate, Hungary

‘As a graduate, I am given meaningful work which helps me develop my skills.’

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

I am currently a second year graduate on the Electronics & Complex Systems program. I started in the Passenger Entertainment team doing software integration, then completed a placement in virtual reality research at the NAIC, and I am currently on placement in Body & Chassis in the Interior Experiences & Wellbeing team doing system engineering. I am currently working on designing new interior features for the next generation of vehicles.

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

I am a graduate representative for the Digital Product Platform (DPP), where I am responsible for organising graduate and undergraduate inductions, and also supporting the new intake of graduates.

Q: What do you like about working here?

I like that as a graduate, I am given meaningful work which helps me develop my skills. I am also able to do placements in different departments, for example I have completed placements in DPP, research, and body & chassis. This gives me the freedom to explore the business and to find what I really enjoy doing, and also learn about the processes and work other departments do.

I have also done a placement in Solihull, which provided me with an insight into manufacturing and how our vehicles are built.

Additionally, everyone is really friendly and helpful. People are willing to share knowledge to help me develop.

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 manager has been very supportive, he has arranged placements which would allow me to see how interior features on cars are developed, starting at the research stage going all the way to vehicle integration and testing. Doing placements in these areas helps me understand the process end-to-end, which will help me develop into a system engineer.

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

There is a fun and friendly working environment, where everyone is very supportive. My home team has weekly knowledge sharing sessions, where one person prepares a presentation and shares what they do day-to-day. This is really helpful because you get to learn about what other people do, and it highlights the skills present in each squad. It also gives people the chance to be recognised and praised for the work they do.

Q: Tell us 3 interesting facts about yourself.

1. I was born in Hungary and I moved to the UK at the age of 13
2. I was the only girl on my engineering course at university
3. I enjoy climbing in my free time

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

Be your authentic self and do not be afraid of taking on new challenges.