Design, Featured

I never thought I’d be doing what I’m doing now; creating full size models from 2D sketches

‘I’ve always thought about things differently; analysing and improving with an artistic approach, so going into the creative industry was a natural career path. The first time I came across clay modelling, I was totally engrossed, and it was the first time I truly enjoyed working. I zone out and time stands still when I clay model, it’s a unique feeling!

Jaguar Land Rover has had a massive impact on my career.  I’m grateful to my manager for allowing me to show the world what I can do. I’ve led projects shown to board members and had one exhibited in the V&A Dundee design museum. I never thought I’d be doing what I’m doing now; creating full size models from 2D sketches. Each time you reach your deadline, either on your own or most likely with a team, is a great feeling.

A career highlight for me was appearing on Amazon in a documentary about Jaguar Land Rover being the first OEM to create an electric car –  I never thought that would be me! I’m very fortunate to be working in such a niche market, do something I love and have people appreciate my work.   

In the creative industry, it’s important to have the freedom and space to do what you love doing; restrictions and boundaries limit creativity. We constantly want to push boundaries and look towards the future. Having a real family-feel to the culture in design, allows people to truly be themselves and really add value to the business.’

Business Area, Diversity & Inclusion, Featured, Shannon, Shannon Life, Software

We have a strong Diversity & Inclusion culture here

‘During the 11th year of my Software Engineering career working in Healthcare domain, I took the most difficult decision in my life – to apply abroad for Software Engineer roles. My husband motivated me to do so, while I was thinking of switching jobs.

On February 2019, we moved to Ireland with our child, and I started my role as a Senior Software Developer at Jaguar Land Rover. This was a huge transition, with everything being so new – but we settled well.

One of the best things working here in Jaguar Land Rover,  Shannon is that we are a relatively small and diverse group of people – from so many diverse cultures and countries. You can be part of a project team of six people from five continents – it’s amazing. I feel the company provides us with a very non – hierarchical organization structure – with a culture that has made me become a more confident person. Everyone has a voice here, I truly feel.

I am part of the Onboard Software Development Team. I currently work for Vehicle Analytics project. We have the opportunity to work on Jaguar Land Rover’s next generation vehicle software platform development. It’s very satisfying to see the code we develop gets deployed onto our premium vehicles – it’s always a proud moment for me.

We have a strong Diversity & Inclusion culture here. This year I joined as a committee member in She++ community – which is  Shannon’s in-house community that supports women in Jaguar Land Rover, Shannon. She++ community has women in Shannon and their allies as members. As part of She++ community activities, I was fortunate enough to participate as a panelist in a She++ panel discussion and get involved in various other programmes organized by She++ community. She++ community activities really resonates with my passion to contribute back to the community – especially to inspire girls to consider a career in technology and engineering.

One final thing that has impressed me about the company culture is the support from the business and how valued it makes you feel. The past two years have been difficult for everyone with the pandemic – but our managers have always made sure our work life balance and wellbeing have been looked after.’

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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)