Jaguar Land Rover has helped inspire the next generation during the Fully Electric Engagement Programme event at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
A group of 50 STEM undergraduate students from under-represented groups explored why the future of battery technology and energy storage, and the engineering opportunities these fields provide.
Linda Luong, Jaguar Land Rover’s Senior Early Careers Consultant and Electrical Undergraduate Harriet Musson answered questions from students about developments in the industry and the potential careers.
Harriet also shared her experience at Jaguar Land Rover with the attendees and formed part of the panel discussion on battery technology. Speaking on the day, she said:
“It was a real insight into other areas compared to the automotive industry. It was also great to see other students so interested in the future and how they can help shape it.”
The event also gave the undergraduates the opportunity to improve their interview techniques and presentations skills ahead of applying for internships or graduate schemes in the future.
The event hosted by The Faraday Institution and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) charity was also attended by Rolls-Royce, Siemens, and Williams Advanced Engineering.
The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electro-chemical energy storage science and technology.
They bring together scientists and industry partners on research projects to reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; to improve performance and reliability; and to develop whole-life strategies from mining to recycling to second use.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Electrification Director Dr Stefan Berger is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Faraday Institution.