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Friya Tailor

Friya Tailor

Graduate Engineer, Energy Innovation

Friya Tailor, Graduate Engineer, Energy Innovation.What attracted you to the scheme?

I became aware of the WMG Graduate Development Programme during my MSc project at the University of Nottingham. My research involved the development of Lithium-Sulfur cells for a range of applications. This closely linked to the everyday activities performed at WMG, which was my motivation for applying to the program. The graduate scheme allowed me to translate the knowledge and skills obtained during my degree and use it in world-class projects with automotive industry partners. The rotational program encompasses various placements that pushed me to work proactively and develop vital skills required in any working environment.

A typical day as a Graduate Engineer

A typical day involves attending a weekly update meeting with the team to go through the tasks that need completing, and this also gives the chance to raise any issues related to the project. After this, most of my time is spent carrying out thermal analyses using finite element analysis simulations for a stator used in a state-of-the-art motor. I will also have other tasks to complete, such as outreach activities to plan for the IMechE group or organise events for the Arkwright Scholars Programme.

What projects have you worked on

A huge range of projects that have enhanced a range of skills and allowed me to develop knowledge across different areas. I have completed four placements so far including;

  • The Faraday Challenge
  • The forensic examination of cells
  • Cost modelling of an inverter for an e-Machine
  • FEA analysis of an electrical machine.

Why should someone apply?

If you have a keen interest in next-generation science and engineering, WMG is the best place to apply. We work with industry-leading partners, which exposes you to individuals from various backgrounds, which in turn, broadens your network.

What are the best parts of the scheme?

  • The competitive salary
  • Ability to network
  • Ability to take on qualifications such as the MSc and APM project management
  • Ability to attend external events, e.g. Faraday conference, outreach events to schools and universities