Added: 27th October 2021 by Jaguar Land Rover
Jake started as an Undergraduate in the Exterior Surfacing Team at Jaguar Land Rover in June this year. Here he tells us about his experience so far.
‘Everything has been incredibly positive- at work and socially. In the office the team has welcomed me with open arms, the Early Careers team has done a fantastic job of setting up events so that we can all meet each other outside of work.
My role in Surfacing has been a steep learning curve. The programme we learn is so complex that we’ve had one-on-one training for 3 months. I’ve just graduated from that though and, having got to grips with the programme now, I can say it’s really rewarding and feels like a key role to finalise the design process.
I came from SolidWorks which is a parametric modeller and ICEM Surf I work with now is a freeform tool so it’s like a completely different language. Using nodes to control surfaces allows us to be incredibly accurate, which is the main priority for an A-Class Surfacer.
I’d say the most exciting part of the role so far is the environment I’m working in. The studios are state-of-the-art and the number of things I’ve seen that I can’t talk about really makes the role feel special! Moving forwards, I’m hoping to work on production vehicles so that in a few years, when the vehicles are out, I’ll be able to point and say, ‘I surfaced that.’