Analtyics, Analytics, Early Careers, Featured, Graduate, Home Page

I am able to express my thoughts and ideas openly.

‘Pursuing a career in analytics has always been an aspiration of mine because I believe that data-driven decision making is key to providing value to your business.

I knew the Jaguar Land Rover People Analytics graduate scheme would be a perfect fit for me because the team’s mission is to drive business value, decision-making and insights from data.

The first 6 weeks of the graduate scheme involved training that introduced me to the basics of data science, data engineering, data visualisation and stakeholder management – this training has been beneficial to my learning and development. It has helped me to build upon my existing knowledge and enabled me to become confident in presenting to senior stakeholders. During such a short space of time, I can already see an improvement in my technical skills, and I am excited to continue developing my skills throughout my career at Jaguar Land Rover.

Being a part of the People Analytics team is exciting because I will be part of a newly formed team that is leading a change in HR. The people analytics team are aiming to develop a culture in HR of data-based decision-making by moving from instinct based people decisions towards the use of analytical dashboards and predictive modelling by business and HR leaders.

At Jaguar Land Rover I feel that my contributions are valued, and I am able to express my thoughts and ideas openly. My mentor and manager continue to encourage my professional development and learning and having this level of support is a great indication that I am in the right environment to grow.’

We still have opportunities to join us on our Graduate Analytics and Digital Programme. Find out more here Analytics and Digital Graduate Programme – Jaguar Land Rover (jaguarlandrovercareers.com)

Design, Early Careers, Graduate, Home Page

Jaguar Land Rover is an incredibly supportive environment in which to work and learn.

‘I joined Jaguar Land Rover in November 2020 and was given 6 weeks of intensive training starting immediately so I could begin working on live projects independently as soon as possible. It was great to get involved straight away and I was made to feel incredibly welcome by the whole department.

After my training I was assigned a mentor, a lead surface engineer, to help guide me through the departmental processes and support me in my early meetings and projects. Having a mentor has really helped my transition into live project work without being thrown in the deep end and provides me with exceptional support when needed.

A surprising part of the graduate programme was the focus on personal development outside of my role. I was impressed to find Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to increase personal skills such as confidence, communication and wellbeing within their graduates. New to the 2020 graduate scheme was the introduction of PERS (Professional Excellence Recording System), in which graduates record their personal development progress quarterly. This is then reviewed with their managers and mentors who provide valuable personal feedback and can help provide opportunities to improve in areas which may not be progressing as quickly as others.

At the end of my first year, PERS has helped me identify a lack of experience in managing the inputs of others within group projects. This was then raised in my quarterly meeting with my manager who has created the opportunity for me to gain more experience in this area going forward to my second year.

Alongside PERS, graduates have weekly interactive lessons on a range of personal development topics through ‘Ashorne Hill’. These sessions fit in around my work and help with skills such as presenting, self-awareness and project management. One of my highlights of the programme are the two-day classroom sessions run at the end of each term. These provide graduates with a chance to discuss and collaborate the terms topics with their cohort and instructors in the beautiful setting of Ashorne Hill in Leamington Spa.

The programme has been invaluable as my role incorporates continuously presenting ideas and proposals. My confidence has increased, I am much more efficient with my verbal and written communication, and more comfortable with hosting meetings which were 3 of the main topics from the first year.

Outside of formal training I have found that I can ask anyone within my team for help and they will happily take time out of their day to answer my questions and point me in the right direction. Jaguar Land Rover is truly an incredibly supportive environment in which to work and learn and I can’t recommend the graduate scheme enough. It will bring out the best in you.’

If you’re interested in joining one of our graduate programmes in 2022, applications are now open.

Find out more and apply here: https://lnkd.in/dA4UYyG2

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Analytics, Early Careers, Graduate, Home Page, People

I’m building strong technical skills that are key for my career.

‘Jaguar Land Rover has given me the best opportunity any graduate can have to start their professional career. After completing 6 weeks of training, I started making real impact and within few weeks, I found myself presenting to a Finance Director, and before finishing my Graduate programme I was already presenting insights to the CFO!’

Not only has the Analytics Graduate programme helped build my technical skills, but it has allowed me to build strong interpersonal skills that are key for my career.

I have worked on a multitude of projects. Today, I am leading an initiative that reports key KPIs to the board and facilitate their conversations. It’s really amazing that in less than 4 years, I’m already in a position where I am leading an initiative that has the CEO and his first line as end users.

The work my team and I do facilitates key conversations at board level which are focused on improving business performance, creating excellent customer experiences and leaving a positive impact on our society and the environment.

The people around me are very important to me. We learn a lot from each other. From technical things to career coaching and advice, and across all levels from our directors to our apprentices; we truly all learn from each other while having great fun and working hard to support the business.’

Our graduate programmes open soon and you can register your interest here now on our careersite.

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Analytics, Graduate, Home Page, People, Software

Jaguar Land Rover has already had a major impact on my career.

‘The idea that we are surrounded by large amounts of data that can be used to improve our decision making process in all business domains was very exciting- so I decided to pursue a career in Analytics.

Learning about Jaguar Land Rover’s Analytics team I was certain that this would be a place where I could learn from excellent individuals, get training and exposure to exciting projects.

When starting the graduate scheme, the initial training introduced me to the basics of data engineering, data science and data visualisation. Going into the first project I was able to put my learnings into practice: building data pipelines, creating visualisations, and presenting to senior stakeholders.

During my time at Jaguar Land Rover I have also been given the opportunity to support the initial start-up stages of the Data Office, creating content and resources for the enterprise roll out of Tableau. Being involved in such an impactful initiative at the early stages, has been a valuable experience. I am now starting my second rotation within the team, diving into the Data Engineering world.

In Jaguar Land Rover I feel that I am able to contribute and given the opportunity to express and implement my ideas, while learning from an awesome team!’

Explore www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com to find out more about the opportunities available to join our InDigital team.

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.’