Recruiting young staff for cleaner technology
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.avature.net/FormulaeOverview?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.