17th Sep, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover launches campaign to inspire female engineers

Felix Nobes 21st Jul, 2018

JAGUAR Land Rover has launched a campaign to inspire more talented female students to pursue careers with the company.

The campaign aims to tackle stereotypes by giving young women an accurate look at careers in the automotive sector with opportunities to meet women from around the business.

The Furthering Futures launch event attracted 80 talented female A-level and undergraduate students from across the UK.

The company says students participated in talks and career networking sessions and learned how to join its growing numbers of female degree apprentices, undergraduates and graduates.

Elizabeth Hill, chief product engineer at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), who was recently named in Autocar’s Top 100 2018 Great British Women in the Car Industry, said: “During my time at Jaguar Land Rover I have worked on developing some of the most innovative technology in the automotive sector.

“My most recent achievement was leading the development and launch of the new 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, including JLR’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

“I oversaw the entire product development process, managing the cross-functional teams that delivered the vehicles.

“Furthering Futures will give talented young women insights into a world they may never have considered before.”

Other female engineers from across the company are helping to inspire female students by supporting the campaign.

Shannon Lynch, a degree apprentice, said: “I participated in the girls in engineering course in 2014.

“I made some really good friends and realised that this was the right company for me.

“I saw how this company supported its female workforce and I love working here.

“I’ve worked on amazing projects​ in the Chassis department which has supported programmes such as the ​Jaguar​ F-PACE and​ I-PACE”.

JLR says it needs more talented IT specialists, software engineers and developers to lead on exciting projects such as automated driving, artificial intelligence and robotics to support engineering capabilities and ongoing technological innovation. Jaguar Land Rover has recruited more than 2,400 young people on its graduate and apprentice programmes in the last five years and is searching for bright new talent and agile minds.

In September, JLR will launch its Furthering Futures degree apprenticeship application route for female A-level students for the first time.

Students can register their interest on www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com.

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