Emma Hind

Emma Hind | Jaguar Land Rover

Emma Hind

At the age of 21, after a short stint at University studying Geography and 2 years training to be an accountant, I decided it was time for a change.

I'd always wanted to study at degree level, and both enjoyed and excelled at Science and Maths throughout school. The opportunity to join Jaguar Land Rover as a Degree Apprentice arose and as I already had the required grades I applied. To my delight I was accepted!

Throughout my time at Jaguar Land Rover I completed the 6 year apprenticeship whereby I completed:

○ Range of NVQ 2's in engineering disciplines (mix of hard/soft skills - milling, turning, hand fitting, electronics, project management etc.)
○ Foundation Degree in Engineering - achieved distinction with commendation
○ Part time Degree in Applied Engineering at Warwick University - achieved 1st class hons
○ Completed NVQ 4 in Product Design and Development Engineering

Alongside this I have worked full time in the Advanced Emissions Team as part of Powertrain. My role has primarily been focussed on quality and has involved a lot of self-learning and implementing new tools and processes within the department. My main role has consisted of Issue Tracking, Facility Improvement, Facility Metrics and Data Analysis as well as supporting the wider department. These roles have seen me expand my knowledge and skillsets within quality processes, data analysis, coding, process creation, writing and management as well as interpretation and application of emissions legislation. I have also had the opportunity to coach and mentor other members of the department; something I thoroughly enjoy.

Finally, over the past year, I have lead and promoted Diversity & Inclusion across the wider department, specifically focussing on Women in Engineering. This is something I have become passionate about due to the lack of diversity witnessed specifically in my department; especially at leadership and management level. Activties have involved meeting regularly with Senior Management to discuss negative cultural behaviours, lack of access to necessities such as sanitary products and increasing opportunity for all through access to mentorship. I have also presented my research and findings to my Chief Engineer.

Overall, my career at JLR so far has been enjoyable and enabled me to learn and grow as an engineer in industry.

Tamanna Haque

Tamanna Haque | Jaguar Land Rover

Tamanna Haque

I am a Senior Data Scientist at Jaguar Land Rover, using data science and the connected car to unlock business value and shape cars of the future.

I joined Jaguar Land Rover in Manchester last year, which has offered both a challenging and rewarding experience. This has allowed me to use AI to create new products, improve experiences, streamline operations and update strategy.

I have previous data science and analytics experience within retail and financial services- after graduating with a Mathematics degree from The University of Manchester, I joined a leading, digital fashion retailer based in Manchester, where I enjoyed the shift from academia to industry and gained valuable experience. My initial focus was on descriptive analytics, data visualisation and automation, to support hundreds of stakeholders with decision making, before moving towards advanced analytics, modelling and insights to renew and inform business strategy.

My defining competencies are my technical skills (which are always changing, to ensure my solutions are modern, quick and optimal for internal and external customers alike), commercial awareness and people-orientation.

Chloe Crutchlow

Chloe Crutchlow | Jaguar Land Rover

Chloe Crutchlow

I am a final year Degree Apprentice with Jaguar Land Rover, working within the Analytical Measurement Technologies department for over 6 years.

I began in the Chassis Dyno team, working with dilute emissions systems and vehicle testing to maintain equipment to legislative standards, allowing JLR to legally sell vehicles in various different markets. I then moved to the Engine Test side of the team, to learn more about raw emissions measurement – I have so far spent around 4 years in Engine Test, and now have full responsibility for the emissions measurement equipment.

I began my journey into technology during my A-Levels, where I studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry. This led to applying for university courses and for apprenticeships, settling on the JLR Degree Apprenticeship for interest, paid-for education, and career opportunities. I have already completed a Foundation Degree in Engineering, an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations, and an NVQ Level 4 in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. I will be completing my BEng (Hons) Degree in Applied Engineering with the University of Warwick within the next few months, with a target of a First Class grade.

Anastasia Perysinakis

Anastasia Perysinakis | Jaguar Land Rover

Anastasia Perysinakis

Currently studying MEng Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University, Anastasia has featured live on BBC Inside Business and been recognised by Barclays as a Female Founder of the Future, leading to being invited to share a coveted space at Eagle Labs to work on her social care focused SaaS start-up inspired by her experience as an economic migrant with a disabled brother.

She has secured £10,000 in pre-seed Venture Capital funding as well as two government partnerships, and has been profiled by Belfast City Council as a young leader in business.

While on placement year at Jaguar Land Rover, she was selected for the Manufacturing Strategy Team in the Business Excellence function, beating off over 20,000 applicants for this highly competitive placement. Her role involves working alongside executive leadership on implementing lean problem solving frameworks in root-cause analysing complex systemic issues, and delivering a cultural and material restructuring of the company across the UK and EU manufacturing plants, with a focus on bench-marking and statistical analysis.

At university, she is the President of the Consulting Society as well as Head of Client Projects (NI) of the Irish Student Consulting Group specialising in tech consulting, Vice President and Corporate Relations Executive of Enactus NI, a Local Councillor for the International Exchange for Students with Technical Experience (IAESTE), and a technical designer at Engineers Without Borders. Within these roles, she has managed to apply technological advances to humanitarian aid problems, facilitate cultural exchange between women in tech globally, and develop strategic partnerships with top tech consulting firms.

She has been invited to consult on the Greek Government’s European Central Bank spending strategy regarding a novel social care problem, and works as a strategic advisor to a notable humanitarian aid NGO in Greece with a focus on helping children who are refugees of war. Within this role, she focuses on developing WiFi access initiatives through global Telcos to enable remote STEM and coding teaching to young people who have been displaced from formal technical education.

In recognition of her work and contribution to applying technology to social causes, she has received a selective Environmental Leadership Award from her university, as well as being nominated by a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Young Professionals Board for the prestigious Young Member Visionary Award. She has also accepted an invitation by McKinsey & Company to attend their competitive Women In Operations Insight Programme.

Finally, Anastasia has reached the final 4 in the on-going elections to become the UK Young Ambassador to the European Youth Forum, exemplifying her belief that people with technical experience are best positioned to be the business and political leaders of the future, especially within the context of the Global Climate Crisis and Covid-19.

Isabel Ashworth

Isabel Ashworth | Jaguar Land Rover

Isabel Ashworth

I started my career in science studying a Masters in Physics at the University of Manchester and now I’m an engineer using technology in the form of virtual simulations to predict the climate performance of future products.

I joined Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) through the “Women in Engineering Undergraduate Sponsorship Scheme” in 2012. Through the early years of my career I undertook placements in various departments, developing skills in aerodynamics, simulation, coding and market research. Now I test the climate systems on future JLR products whilst they are in the development stages, by using computational fluid dynamics to look at the aerodynamic and thermal performances of the system. Together with my colleagues, I change the system designs to create a product that meets the requirements of the customer. This is an iterative process of change and re-testing until it is successfully made into a practical part to test in the “real-world”, at which point I can confirm and correlate the virtual analysis. Techniques I learnt through Green Belt accreditation and on-going Black Belt development enable me to critique the virtual modelling methods and suggest improvements to the sensitivity and robustness. The automotive industry is increasingly reliant on virtual analysis in order to develop products quickly. Not only must the current techniques be robust, but we must also expand our capabilities. Currently I am working on integrating a new method of understanding the customer’s thermal comfort into programme delivery. The latest challenge with electric vehicles is the limited amount of energy to be shared between systems, as it is predominantly needed for range. The methods to predict customer comfort, enable us to trial new methods of providing comfort that use the limited energy available more efficiently. I love my job because of its deep rooting in scientific principles and because I can see how this directly benefits the customers that will ultimately enjoy our products.