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Diversity & Inclusion, Home Page, People, Responsible Business

Introducing our new employee network – Care for Carers

‘Any employee who is a carer – whether paid or unpaid – can join the network. Our vision for the Care for Carers Network is to provide a network of support, advice and information to and for Carers. CfC will work to enable Carers to have an outlet to obtain guidance and enable them to value their own feelings and needs as well as the feelings and needs of the person they care for.

Many people are unaware of what support is out there for carers. This network signposts them not only to the internal support process but also what external help there is such as Carers UK. The end goal is to get Jaguar Land Rover involved with the Carers Rights Day which is held every year across the UK and hold events where carers from across the business can come together and discuss the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them.

I am an unpaid Carer for my husband. The business has really supported me – with my manager and senior manager being flexible, allowing me to work from home but also giving me a listening ear when I was at work.’

Graduate, Home Page, Research, Software, Technology

I have been able to see the impact of data and how it can be used to solve business problems and generate real business value.

‘Jaguar Land Rover has had a profound impact on shaping my career, as I joined on the Analytics graduate scheme directly after completing university. Before joining I wasn’t sure what a career in analytics would consist of, but at the start of the graduate scheme I had 6 weeks of training to familiarise myself with the different analytics tools and technologies (including Tableau, Google BigQuery, Python and even a bit of Excel). I was also taught some basic data science and data engineering.

As soon as I finished training I was thrown into the deep-end, working on key projects, which helped me develop my skills really quickly. I’ve been here for almost 4 years now, and I’ve learnt a lot. I have been able to see the impact of data and how it can be used to solve business problems and generate real business value. I’ve worked on a bunch of different projects and have seen deliverables deployed and used by the business, which has been great.  Everyone in the team is really friendly, and I’ve been able to ask senior management for advice on how to approach difficult situations. I am now working as a Senior Analytics Developer which has a good mix of technical and business facing opportunities.

What’s important to me about my work here? It’s challenging and I have the opportunity to continuously learn. I’m trusted by management to work autonomously and given real responsibility. (e.g. presenting my work to very senior stakeholders including Board of Management members) and – lastly – I work in a dynamic team, with everyone being encouraged to challenge and speak up on how they think we should approach a problem or project.’

Home Page, Software, Technology, Top Story

You rarely get a chance to be part of something truly transformative. It’s what drives our teams and me.

‘ Since setting up the Manchester Hub over 2 ½ years ago, we have really led the way in cloud-based Software Development and DevOps in the industry and within Jaguar Land Rover. Attracting the most passionate and capable talent to our team while building an excellent reputation in Manchester and beyond.

Our aim has always been to become a world recognised leader in DevOps & Engineering.  We embrace and believe in DevOps principles to deliver our digital products. We work on innovative, challenging projects whilst being part of a fun and sociable team.  There are only a few places across the globe where you can work with the kind of tech we are involved in and in the ways we work.

Investing in our people has always been hugely important to us. We believe in supporting progression in our group and not at the expense of losing touch with code. Working in the office on one day or from home the next – we give everyone the flexibility to work in an environment that suits them.

It’s really important that our teams understand their impact on the broader industry and society. The work we are doing is helping to transform the industry to be greener and deliver a shift in mobility as a whole. You rarely get a chance to be part of something truly transformative. It’s what drives our teams and me.’

We have some amazing opportunities to join our team in Manchester – search our Find a Job tab for more details.

Graduate, Home Page, Research, Software, Technology

Since joining I’ve learnt how to build and deploy analytical products to production, communicate recommendations clearly, and collaborate with stakeholders across the business.

‘Jaguar Land Rover has had a huge positive impact on my career. Before I joined I was working in media in data entry. I knew a little coding, but generally did not know about data analytics and knew nothing of how it could be the powerhouse in transforming a business. Since I’ve joined I’ve learnt how to build and deploy analytical products to production, communicate recommendations clearly, and collaborate with stakeholders across the business.

I was taught the basics of analytics, data engineering, and data science in a crash course at the beginning of the graduate scheme. After that I was thrown into a project to learn while delivering. During the crash course in analytics, I learnt that I enjoyed applying data science and made it my goal to become a Data Scientist. As I grew over the two years and worked on a variety of different projects I was guided and mentored by senior members of our team towards that goal. Last month I signed a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover with Data Scientist as my job title.

At the moment, I am working on the Vehicle Data Model (VDM). As cars are quite complicated, it can be difficult to calculate all the information required to assess different scenarios at short notice. The VDM aims to be the one-stop-shop for all information on any vehicle that can be built by Jaguar Land Rover.

At the heart of the VDM is a model I built using binary decision diagrams. While it is currently able to provide data on hundreds of thousands of cars per week, I am developing a new model and architecture to increase the capacity to hundreds of millions of cars per week.

This will allow Jaguar Land Rover an unprecedented amount of data for optimising our decisions in scenario planning, forecasting, supply chain, and emissions of future cars.

I’d say there are three key things that are important with my work.

 The work challenges me and keeps me interested, the opportunity to continuously learn and the inspirational people I work with’.

Join us and you’ll be working alongside – and learning from – recognised digital leaders.

Electrified, Home Page, People, Technology

In my role, I am passionate about leaving an environmental and technical impact.

‘I joined Jaguar Land Rover as a Technical Specialist in Advanced Battery Engineering. It was key for me to build a diverse team who were dedicated and empowered to influence the company to be at the forefront of electrification. It was a big change stepping into a critical role but satisfied my personal purpose of having the opportunity to influence and make changes that affect the future and to be able to leave a positive impact on society.

My team is constantly expanding, encompassing a range of skillsets and experiences required to work in sync. It combines subject matter experts, specialising in techniques required for future technology. I have been given the chance to evolve and define my role and I have really grown into it. I am incredibly proud of what my team have accomplished so far and excited to see what we can achieve in the future.’

I am involved in all stages of the electrification projects, from cradle to grave. This involves influencing the electrification strategy, investigating battery cell scopes, to seeing the battery packs go into vehicles and assessing their end-of-life options. From a cell perspective I delivered the launch of the I-Pace whilst simultaneously working on next generation projects looking into 2030 possibilities. We translate scientific breakthroughs into commercial reality, generation of IP and train the future workforce. The focus is on emerging battery technology, to be truly innovative we need to focus on all areas not just automotive and create a path for the next wave of ecosystem opportunities.

The technology enabling Electric Vehicles to replace the ICE vehicles will have a positive impact on the environment. However, I think it is crucial that we look at the holistic picture of achieving net zero; zero emissions, being as sustainable as possible and leaving only a positive impact. Additionally, to breakdown ideals – and for luxury products to be associated with being green and environmentally friendly. Luxury should attest “green” as standard. The future landscape in the UK energy storage sector is about to change dramatically, in part due to the battery supply chain being developed here, we need the best technology here and now.

I am passionate about leaving an environmental and technical impact. Cutting edge technology should be associated with being green, luxury should be innocuous. Living an environmentally friendly, sustainable life should not mean simple.

It is important to me that my leadership empowers my team to be the best they can be their individual development progresses us as a team and a company. I believe diversity and inclusion are key factors for the success of a company. They allow the creation of a dynamic and innovative environment where people from all backgrounds feel comfortable and included and where all can realise their full potential, generating new ideas. This ultimately provides a competitive advantage.