An engineer at McLaren

An engineer at McLaren


my name is Chris Gosling I’m an engineer and McLaren I’ve joined as a graduate around four years ago and I’m now working I’ve obviously worked on the mp4-12c and responsibilities for the exterior body panels closures which include the door engine cover bonnet starting out literally it was a concept sketch and this stylist did they did their work to make a one-to-one model and then the engineering work really started and I was developing my engineering skills and I can look around the car and point out so many little areas where I’ve had a really specific involvement and feel that it’s made a difference to the final product a levels I studied maths and physics as my fall a levels and after did a s levels in IT and electronics so all of them are very very focused towards engineering I knew I wanted to do automotive engineering it’s getting more and more of a popular degree now but when I think when I looked at it probably eight years ago now there was sort of limited numbers of universities that specified lots and lots of mechanical engineering that automotive was quite a new subject and kingston fitted the bill for what i was looking for i found my way in following my degree i applied to an engineering agency and i was lucky enough to get an interview for a graduate role in the company and the rest is history i’ve worked my way up through the company i’ve managed in sort of four years of working here i’ve managed to get to the project engineer level which was always my aspiration of my first kind of five years of work going forward into my next five years i mean i’m really enjoying my time at McLaren i don’t see there’s anywhere else that want to go it would be to really develop into that rolled project engineer sort of senior project engineer and almost looking looking up to my function group manager in front of me joined as a graduate so obviously i had the support of the graduate role we created a development matrix and followed through various all different areas of the business my development matrix ends up with completing the master’s and getting chartered never think anything is impossible so always follow your dreams to what you want do these things are stepping-stones and critical bits of learning you have to to go through to get their maths may seem a bit mundane and boring in the classroom but believe me sometimes you’re very grateful that you’ve learned that stuff when you come across a problem that you need to apply some maths or physics or whatever that subject may be as long as you’ve got an interest in engineering then it’s an absolutely fantastic job really really satisfying them for me it’s really satisfying to know that obviously looking at finished products and knowing all the details of how things what went into making that product because before before as an engineer I just look at the product and wonder


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