Re­cruit­ing young staff for cleaner tech­nol­ogy

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

JAGUAR Land Rover is in­spir­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of soft­ware en­gi­neers by help­ing them find place­ments and jobs.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of its 2017 cod­ing chal­lenge, the busi­ness has an­nounced it will be fast-track­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate place­ments for com­puter science, elec­tron­ics or soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents to work on Jaguar Land Rover’s ACES strat­egy – Au­ton­o­mous, Con­nected, Elec­tri­fied and Shared in the UK, Ire­land and China.

Post­grad­u­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties are also avail­able in these re­gions and in the U.S.

Sum­mer place­ments with bur­saries for un­der­grad­u­ates of­fer valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence on in­dus­try-lead­ing projects. Tal­ented stu­dents want­ing to elec­trify their ca­reer prospects should ap­ply via https://jlr.ava­­mu­laeOverview?tags=for­mula-e%7Cfor­mula-e-over­view.

The cam­paign is be­ing sup­ported by Pana­sonic Jaguar Rac­ing through its com­mit­ment to elec­tric mo­tor­sport. The first premium man­u­fac­turer to en­ter the ABB FIA For­mula E Cham­pi­onship, it has also launched the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first sin­gle-make race se­ries for pro­duc­tion-spec elec­tric cars.

Go­ril­laz found­ing mem­ber Noo­dle con­tin­ues to sup­port the cam­paign for new tal­ent. The Pana­sonic Jaguar Rac­ing am­bas­sador fronted a code­break­ing chal­lenge through a mixed-re­al­ity app to un­cover new soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing tal­ent.

There have been in ex­cess of 220 000 app down­loads, with 555 com­pleted chal­lenges, and 32 en­trants have passed or are in dis­cus­sion with the soft­ware team about fu­ture roles.

Jaguar Land Rover made its first hire through the app in Septem­ber 2017. The com­pany said it has re­cruited more than 2 400 young peo­ple since 2013 and will con­tinue to hire peo­ple with en­gi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal skills to trans­form to clean, safe and smart tech­nolo­gies. — WR.

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