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I am proud of my successes and being able to say I work for Jaguar Land Rover.

‘Over my time here I have been lucky enough to work in five different departments within finance (Accounts Payable, Product Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and Pricing) and have been able to meet a broad variety of people. Being able to work in different areas of the business has allowed me to see how they all fit together and that we are all one team working towards the same goals.’

The scheme has allowed me to study the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. This is a professional accountancy qualification and highly sought after by individuals and employers. There’s a range of study methods available for taking the courses and also flexibility around taking the exams to suit you. JLR are very supportive of our studying and where possible aim to reduce the stress and pressure on us; both your cohort manager and line manager will be there for you along the way. It is not an easy qualification, but the hard work really does pay off and its completely worth it. Next for me is starting a Master’s in Accounting and Finance in the new year.

Another great opportunity that I have really valued is being able to make a difference, this has involved being part of a structured process improvement programme which has given me the chance to present to senior directors and have a real impact on the business. One particular project I have been working on is reducing waste and improving the way the harnesses are fitted to our cars – all while expanding my network within JLR. This project has made a real difference to the production of our cars and therefore had an impact on the customer too. Its great to know the work I am doing is having a real impact on the people who buy our cars.

For me, the part of JLR I enjoy the most is networking – I have met so many different people throughout my time here, all inspirational in their own way. They have helped me to build my confidence, develop as a person and get to where I am today – I am proud of my successes and being able to say I work for Jaguar Land Rover.’

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Jaguar Land Rover helped me develop a range of skills including my professional presentation ability, individual project management skills and negotiation skills.

Through out the year I was challenged with a range of projects which developed my experience and knowledge in the automotive industry. Not only this, but my confidence rocketed during my year at JLR as I was pushed out of my comfort zone and had to solve a number of problems.

I would return to JLR due to its opportunities for graduates on the graduate scheme including the chance to try out different departments. It’s also an innovative and forward thinking company, that would be exciting to be a part of in the coming years.


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Finance Undergraduate- Matt Hopkins

How have you seen your role develop since you first started?

My first few weeks were spent being introduced to the various teams and functions within Trading Division, getting brought up to speed on my own job role, and learning the inner day-to-day workings of the business. Initially, it was a lot of information to take on, and difficult to digest. My training was mainly on-the-job. My supervisor would take me through processes and tasks during the role, rather than structured, classroom-based learning. After a couple of months, I felt fully integrated into my working team, and confident in my ability to carry out processes. In the run up to Christmas, I began to feel like a fully-fledged employee.

How would you describe a typical working day?

Typically, my working day runs from 8 to 4:30, with a half an hour lunch (for a cheeky trip to Tesco to get a meal deal). Throughout the day, I will typically have a couple of meetings, but when it comes to the end of the month I have a lot more meetings and reviews with vendors.

What was a project you were proud to be part of?

The project I was set at the beginning of my placement was to create a high-level executive financial summary document that was to be distributed to management and directors. The aim of this project was to create a quick-and-easy-to-use, high-level reference that would influence management decision-making. Having no structure or template to begin with, the most challenging but rewarding part of this project was having a blank canvas to create my own.

How would you describe the undergraduate community at Jaguar Land Rover?

Within Trading Division, there is a strong bond between the undergraduates and graduates. Getting involved in activities outside of working hours, such as 5-a-side football, has helped me to get to know and develop relationships with other graduates and employees outside of my direct contact.

What’s the best thing about being part of the Undergraduate Programme?

The greatest advantage of being on the Undergraduate Programme is the exposure to real-life working environment challenges and situations, and developing yourself to tackle these challenges. Compared to university, the Undergraduate Programme gives a better and more realistic insight into the world of work, and the experience to leapfrog over other candidates when applying for further jobs in the future. It is very encouraging to witness your own personal development and increased responsibility too, as you progress through the programme. It is a great opportunity to gain a good understanding of a particular working area that you’re interested in, with so many extracurricular opportunities available.

How would you describe your placement to a friend?

Challenging but rewarding. Definitely worth it, I would encourage anyone to apply.