Junior Design Engineer - Thomas
1) How long have you worked for Triumph?
2) What education did you have prior to working for Triumph?
I studied Maths, Physics and Graphics at A level, as well as Sport to AS level. I also had relevant work experience within motorsport.
3) Why did you choose to work for Triumph?
I have always been fascinated by automotive engineering and how things work. The opportunity to work in the design of world class motorbikes was very exciting for me! The Junior Design Engineer scheme offered was excellent – A year of work and training before being sponsored through university to study Mechanical Engineering sounded perfect for me.
4) Where else have you worked within Triumph?
I have been working within the Design Office, however this requires interaction with all other departments.
I am involved in the design and development of motorcycle components within my team's current projects. This will involve designing the part on CAD, making tolerance and FEA checks on the part, creating relevant drawings and documents before thoroughly testing the part to ensure it is safe and performs correctly. Working in design I get to take part in a wide range of tasks on a daily basis.
6) What role do you have within your team at Triumph and how do they help you?
Within my team I am delegated certain jobs by my team or project leader. I then fulfil these tasks with the help of other engineers or departments if needed. I support a wide range of testing and other work that is currently required. My team members and others within the company help with any problems or questions I have. I learn something new every day.
The responsibility given straight away and the wide range of jobs. I have worked on so many different things within the last 10 months that have allowed me to learn a great deal.8) How have you progressed whilst working at Triumph?
Since starting work at Triumph I have received numerous training courses. These have included a one month intensive engineering training course at a local college. This course covered engineering drawing, engineering materials and manufacture, as well as engineering mathematics. This helped me establish a basic engineering knowledge for my future work. I have also had advanced CAD and FEA training, as well as Triumph specific systems training. Throughout the past 10 months I have developed my engineering skills and understanding, as well as learning about powertrain specific design.
9) What did the recruitment process involve when you applied to work at Triumph?
The recruitment process started with an introduction to working in design and the opportunity to ask any questions. I then had to take several short tests. After passing these I was asked to return for an interview. My interview lasted just over an hour and included a wide range of questions about engineering design and materials, as well as questions about my own personal experiences and CV. Shortly after I was contacted and offered a position as a Junior Design Engineer!
10) Describe Triumph in 3 words?
Driven, Dynamic and Precise