Jack Copson

Jack Copson

Propulsion Technician

Jack's job title is Engine Test Technician at Cosworth

What I do

The propulsion system of a car is the engine. I test the engines before they go into cars, or I develop them so that they are the best they can be when they do go into cars. I also test boats and planes – any kind of propulsion device.

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What I love most about my job

I love problem solving. With the development side of things there are, unfortunately, so many problems that need to be overcome. When you come to it you have to think on your feet and find a solution; it is very satisfying.  

The best bits about working in a team

We are a close-knit group. The team is incredible, and I have learnt so much. You work together to get things done – even if we need to work until one in the morning, the team keeps you going. 

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

Playing a part in the Aston Martin Valkyrie project was special – that car will be a record breaker for many years to come. Knowing I have worked on it and that I have given that engine a much harder test than anyone who will ever drive it is exciting! It’s a childhood dream to be working here.

The next steps in my career journey

Outside of work, I am currently getting an Engineering HND (Higher National Diploma). After that I would like to move into a management role and run the dynamometer. Alternatively, once I get my HND, I could become an engineer in any field.

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