• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Undertaking the key cyber security lifecycle deliverables applied in the context of chassis systems. Applying academic knowledge to industry problems, developing task planning, time management and teamwork skills. Understanding and developing cyber security analysis, automotive cyber security mitigation techniques, automotive cyber security testing and understanding of chassis systems. Working with multiple different teams on multiple different systems to deliver Cyber Security.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Threat Analysis, Risk Assessments, Data Visualization, Cyber Security Analysis, Automotive specific Cyber Security, Cyber Security Mitigation Techniques, Cyber Security Development Lifecycle

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. You are given responsibility to lead on multiple individual (e.g. research) and group (e.g. cyber security analysis of a vehicle system) projects. You are also given responsibility to assist with many other projects where you are not the project lead.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Support and guidance was exceptional. Colleagues are always willing to help and go above and beyond to make sure you fully understand. The HR and Early Careers team are great at guiding you through your placement with continued support throughout.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Welcoming. Friendly. Professional. Helpful. Above & Beyond. Inclusive. Many social events & activities. They have an Early Careers specific social group that organize events such as go-karting & golf for the small fee of £2 per month. However, unfortunately there were no company-wide events such as a vehicle launch event which would have been fun.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I couldn't have enjoyed it any more than I did. Tasks and projects are varied, purposeful and enjoyable. I have been able to greatly develop both my professional and soft skills. I am so glad and grateful that I was able to do a placement year at Jaguar Land Rover.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Jaguar Land Rover
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Jaguar Land Rover to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Jaguar Land Rover
  • Ensure you know the company really well - its purpose, it's history and plans for the future, etc. Ensure you know what you want to do at JLR and why you want to do it.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

West Midlands

August 2021

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