Q: What position did you start in and what is your position now? Please describe your current responsibilities.
I started as a Product Engineering Software Undergraduate within the Suspension Systems team under the Chassis Engineering Department.
My current responsibilities include; Suspension Controller Integration & Rapid Prototyping, Controller Software builds, Parameter Management, Data Visualisation Layouts, Testing Data Library Management, Test Data Processing & Analysis.
I am also responsible for building vehicle suspension energy consumption models and thermal modelling design and analysis for the Suspension Systems team.
Q: Are you involved in any other projects / networks? If so, please describe what they are and what your contributions are.
I am an Early Careers committee member and the Undergraduate Newsletter lead for the monthly JLR Early Careers Newsletter.
Q: What do you like about working here?
JLR often invests in employee development and offers opportunities for growth and advancement within the company which gives me boundless networking opportunities. I often find myself surrounded by like-minded individuals who are enthusiastic about what they do and are car enthusiasts. Moreover the sense of unity, flexibility of working at my own time and collaboration space provided by JLR is what I really enjoy.
I have been following JLR cars since I was a child and Jaguar and Land Rover are iconic brands with a rich history and a strong global presence. I have always been impressed by the quality of JLR’s vehicles. I love how they are built with performance in mind but also offer luxury features like heated seats and navigation systems. Being part of these brands’ legacy is rewarding.
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?
I would like to explore the various facets of the corporate world in my foundation years as a graduate and find my niche. In the next two years during my final year in university. I plan on taking up electives from different verticals of engineering to get a holistic perspective on how things run. I plan on meeting people from diverse backgrounds and varied experience and understand their perspective and eventually find my niche and work on related challenging and advanced projects. My future goal is to rise to an influential position in the organization and impact its growth with my innovative use of technology.
I feel that I receive excellent support from my management and department to help me achieve my learning and development goals. They have provided me with opportunities for training and growth, and I appreciate their commitment to helping me succeed. The best explanation, responses, and opportunities are provided, and I get support when I need it.
Q: Describe your team / department, and what makes it stand out from our competition?
My team has experts in suspension systems who possess in-depth knowledge of the field. This expertise leads to innovative solutions and a deeper understanding of the technology. The ability to develop and implement unique designs, materials, or adaptive systems that enhance vehicle performance and comfort. Not all suspension needs are the same, and a team that can tailor solutions is valuable and gives the company a competitive advantage.
We follow comprehensive testing protocols that helps build trust with customers. My team excels at cross-functional collaboration, maintaining strict quality control processes to ensure consistency and reliability of suspension systems. The team stays up to date with market trends and customer demands allowing the department to proactively address changing needs.
Q: Tell us 3 interesting facts about yourself.
- I went on a study year abroad to Singapore last year, just before starting the placement. I travelled across several countries in South East Asia such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. I stayed and travelled with random strangers across the world in the Philippines who I met at party hostels.
- I like hiking and trekking. I have completed a 12 day trek in the Himalayas with an Indian Youth trekking organisation.
- I have studied and lived in 3 different countries. (India, United Kingdom, Singapore)
Q: What hints and tips can you share with the potential candidates who are going through the application / interview process?
Start by thoroughly researching the company. Understand its history, values, mission, products, recent news, and any specific initiatives or projects they are involved in. Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight relevant skills and experiences that align with the specific job you’re applying for at JLR. Be sure to showcase how your background can contribute to their goals.
Be prepared to discuss relevant industry trends, technologies, and innovations. Show that you’re adaptable and open to learning and growth, especially if you’re entering a technical role and expect questions about your past experiences and how you’ve handled various situations. Emphasize your ability to work effectively in a team, as collaboration is often vital in large organizations like JLR.