Integral POwertrain 2019 Enfgineering Graduates Integral e-Drive

The Future Starts Here | The Next Generation of Engineers

Integral Powertrain Ltd (IP) has a rich and storied history of developing world class electric machines and inverters for the automotive, motorsport and aerospace sectors. Working with clients such as Volkswagen Motorsport, Aston Martin, Lotus Cars and Triumph Motorcycles they are pushing the boundaries of the impossible and designing technologies which are instrumental in helping reduce CO2 emissions.

IP has over 100 high caliber engineers and this week they welcomed the next generation of graduate engineers to their team. The IP graduate scheme is designed to support promising, passionate engineers reach their full potential and make a valued contribution from day one. Working with IP’s world leading engineering teams, graduates will have a rare and unique opportunity to gain an invaluable understanding of engineering processes, methods and products from first concept to track, road and air.

As David, Dan, Kevin and Gokul get started on working on the next wave of exciting projects, meet them below and learn why they chose to join IP.

David Barnes

What did you study at University?

I studied BEng Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth with the intention to work in the motorsport sector. At university I enjoyed the CAD/design units of the course which allowed me to create and develop different ideas. I am a very big sports fan of anything ranging from formula 1 to road cycling. I enjoy both participating and watching most sports.

Why did you choose to join Integral Powertrain Ltd?

I was inspired to join Integral Powertrain as they are a market leading e-motor design company with an excellent graduate development scheme, which will enable me to see and experience all the areas of the business – not only engineering. IP are unique in their ability to work from a blank canvas and develop all aspects of a motor to achieve optimum peak efficiencies. No stone gets left unturned.

I enjoy knowing that every day I will be working on world leading projects and having a real impact on the performance of the motors. I can see real benefit in the jobs that I undertake at work.

Kevin Kato

Where did you study and which course did follow?

I am originally from the United States, where I got my BSc in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Irvine.  I was heavily involved in the electric formula student team there, which allowed me to explore my interest in electric powertrains and motorsport. After graduating, I most notably worked as a design engineer with an exciting land speed record race car team.  I eventually decided to study for my MSc in automotive engineering at the University of Leeds in the hopes of gaining access to the exciting array of motorsport engineering opportunities in the UK.

What interested you about Integral Powertrain Ltd?

I was interested in joining Integral Powertrain because I wanted to get experience in the electric powertrain field, as it is clearly the way of the future.  On the job, I will be exposed to state-of-the-art technology and processes, which I would not be able to learn elsewhere. I will also be able to explore the many different facets of automotive engineering that only this kind of graduate scheme can offer. I am grateful that Integral Powertrain has given me the opportunity to participate in this industry. This job will provide me the professional training and inspiration to pursue the exciting career I have long wanted.

Gokul Chandrasekaran

What did you study at University?

I have completed a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Space Engineering. I have always had an interest in learning new technologies and how systems work. Both my degrees have given me a wide range of knowledge which I believe is going to help my future career as an engineer.

So why choose Integral Powertrain Ltd?

I wanted to be a part of an organisation where I can use my skills to help with the development of technology in an eco-friendly way. The opportunity to work with Integral Powertrain in developing Electric Motors inspired me to join them.

As a Graduate in Software and electronics part, I will be directly involved in live projects, working on various applications which will have a huge impact in the electric motor controller innovation.

Outside of work, I love fine art painting, my work involves portraits and figurative oil painting. I enjoy learning new techniques and improvising.

Want to be part of our next generartion of engineering?

Are you interested in a career in motorsport, automotive or aerospace in the fields of mechanical, software, electronics or design engineering? Then learn more about the amazing graduate opportunities on offer at Integral Powertrain’s e-Drive division and register you interest for the 2020 programme on our website. One of our team will be in touch with further information about our next assessment days.

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Matthew Longman

  • In-house Recruiter, Integral Powertrain Ltd

Matt began recruiting in 2008, working for two engineering and technical focused agencies recruiting highly skilled engineers for prestigious customers in Aerospace, Automotive and Formula One.

In 2016 he decided to move in house with Integral Powertrain where he has been instrumental in recruiting staff across the business during our period of significant growth, seeing the company more than double in size during his tenure.

Matt is now helping us build for our future, meeting new generations of engineers and a part of our friendly HR team dedicated to making IP a great place to work.