June 30th, 2017 by

Jaguar Land Rover and virtual band, Gorillaz, have partnered to find the next generation of talented engineers! Together, they have released a code-breaking challenge that can be found within Gorillaz’s app. The potential engineers with the best performances will then have the opportunity to be recruited by Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover hopes to employ many talented individuals over the next year as part of their STEM initiative collaboration with Gorillaz, announced in 2016. By looking for candidates through an engineering skills challenge they hope to “attract a diverse range of talent and new thinking.”

“As the automotive industry transforms over the next decade, fueled by software innovation, we have to attract the best talent and that requires a radical rethink of how we recruit,” Alex Heslop, Jaguar Land Rover Head of Electrical Engineering, said. “Here we’ve found an engaging way to recruit a diverse talent pool in software systems, cyber systems, app development and graphics performance. It will be first of its kind.”

The challenge is divided into two parts. This first part requires you to assemble Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE Concept. You will learn about vehicle charge, battery technology, performance, and range.

The second part of the challenge requires you to crack a code in Alternate Reality Game format. You will be taken through a series of puzzles that will test you on problem solving skills, lateral thinking, curiosity, and persistence.

In 2016, Gorillaz’s female guitarist, Noodle, became Jaguar’s Formula E Racing Ambassador. This season of the Formula E, Jaguar Land Rover has aimed to promote themselves as a business that is a part of solving challenges in technology innovation and skills gap. Noodle is helping to bring awareness to the skills gap in manufacturing worldwide.

Are you interested in working for Jaguar Land Rover? Download the Gorillaz app and try your hand at these unique challenges! You can also apply traditionally. However, doing well on these challenges could fast-track your way to employment!

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