Our Graduate programmes have been designed to be just as inspiring as the cars you’ll help produce. Throughout the programme, you’ll use your creativity to bring your ideas to life, develop specialist, commercial and managerial skills and push the boundaries of your potential.

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Programme Outline

We are proud of our heritage. We are excited by our cars. But it is our people who are our biggest asset.

Our graduate development programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, along with opportunities to network with other graduates and build relationships across the entire business.

We have a dedicated graduate development team, who will be working to design, update and develop a range of learning experiences for you. Some of these will build up your technical expertise and enable you to perform confidently in your business area and role. Others will prepare you for your career after the programme ends. You’ll also take part in training to help you understand yourself and others and gain insight into our business. From the start, we’ll provide you with support specifically tailored to your role. You’ll also be assigned a buddy from the graduate population that joined the year before.

What to expect

The aim is to help you gain broad experience of our business and activities. So whichever part of the business you join, your programme will include:

  • A warm welcome, including a tour of our facilities
  • Comprehensive induction to your business area
  • Exposure to our award-winning vehicles
  • Hands-on experience of working on a production line, making some of the world’s most desired vehicles

Benefits & Rewards

The opportunity to develop an outstanding career.
To work with some of the world’s most exhilarating brands.
To get behind the wheel. These are not the only great rewards we offer.

Graduates joining us in 2015 will receive a starting salary of £29,000, and a £2,000 joining bonus. In addition to this, you’ll also receive:

  • Mentoring and coaching from industry-leading experts
  • Personal development plan tailored to your ambitions
  • Support to gain professional accreditation
  • Graduate association organising socials and events
  • Pension scheme
  • Privilege car purchase scheme
  • 26 days’ holiday allowance
  • Access to gyms and numerous other on-site facilities

Programme Areas

    • This is where our inspiration, and yours, comes to life. Working right at the cutting-edge and utilising the world’s most advanced technologies and systems, you’ll enhance our existing vehicles and shape new ones.

      This is a huge part of our business, offering massive variety in the pathways, roles and projects you can take on – from new concept development to detailed systems engineering to production launch for all our award-winning vehicles.

      From mentoring and coaching to on-going training and development, you’ll receive all the help you need to take your career further and reach chartered status (CEng) with the IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) or IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology). After that, your vision, creativity and ambition will help keep us out in front.

      • Advanced Engineering
        This is where it starts. With an emphasis on building strong strategic, technical and financial foundations, this is where new concepts are developed and the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles start to become reality.
      • Body Engineering
        Iconic styling. Luxurious interiors. Stimulating attention to detail. Our customers expect to be rewarded before they have even sat behind the wheel. And that’s what you’ll use your determination to deliver.
      • Chassis Engineering
        From brakes, suspension and engine mounts to steering, tyres and wheels, every chassis system and component needs to be honed to perfection. Our cars work in harmony to deliver the exhilarating driving experience that our discerning customers will expect.
      • Electronic, Electrical & Software Engineering
        Design, develop and shape the future of our electrical and electronic systems; that’ll be your goal as you apply your technical expertise to help develop robust hard and software in our vehicles. This includes everything from hybrid vehicles and advanced control systems to class-leading infotainment, cloud connected features and integration of consumer electronic technologies.
      • Engineering Technical Services
        Before our vehicles hit the road we need to make sure our ideas work and our innovations are sound. In dedicated test facilities you’ll be the one to ensure every Jaguar and Land Rover offers the outstanding quality we, and our customers, expect.
      • Special Vehicle Operations
        From ultra-luxury limited editions of some of our products to bespoke heritage products and the almost-tailored vehicles specified by discerning customers and VIPs alike, SVO pushes the luxury and performance boundaries to create truly unique and personalised vehicles.
      • Powertrain Engineering
        This is where the drive behind our vehicles is generated. Covering the engine and power units, transmission, driveline and hybridisation, you’ll utilise leading-edge technology to find that ideal balance between performance, sustainability and refinement. It’s a balance that delivers the impeccable driving experiences our customers love.
      • Product, Processes, Programmes & Operations
        To deliver our future vehicle programmes, we need the most advanced tools, processes and technologies. Leaving no questions unanswered and no possibilities left unexplored, that’s what you’ll provide in our incredibly diverse operation.
      • Product Strategy
        With a clear focus on the future, you’ll work across the business to keep our product programmes on the road to success. The business planning and long-term studies you carry out will ensure we don’t hesitate when the challenges ahead try to slow us down.
      • Research
        Invent and create ideas, and put them to the test. In Research, you’ll be collaborating with industry experts to make your ideas a reality. Nothing is more exciting than having an impact on our iconic brands and leaving your legacy behind.
      • Vehicle Engineering
        From enthralling handling and dynamics to the perfectly-tuned sound of the engine, everything about Vehicle Engineering is designed to give our cars their unique characteristics. Join us here and you’ll be leading the technical development of each vehicle, delivering the very features that delight our customers around the world.
    • We have always been renowned for outstanding manufacturing  – the kind that can produce a staggering 370,000 Range Rover Evoques in just 36 months. And thanks to revolutionary technology, innovative lean processes, continued investment and expansion across the globe, today it’s even more impressive and inspiring than ever before.

      Whether it’s laying out plants, new equipment or refining efficient processes or managing world-class contractors, you’ll be an invaluable part in one of our most progressive and globally-minded business areas. And with an ambitious programme of new models, increased customer demand, vehicle lines and engines in the pipeline, it’s set to become even more exhilarating.

      We need graduates with ambition and drive to help us meet the challenges ahead. Supported to reach chartered status (CEng) with the IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) or IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), you’ll be pushed to take your career further, with the chance to work and ultimately lead at our facilities across the world.

      • Production  Manufacturing Engineering
        Like you, we’re driven by a commitment to quality. And whether it’s our plant manufacturing processes, the construction of vehicle bodies or the application of crucial finishing touches, you’ll make sure we’re meeting, and exceeding, the high standards everyone expects.
      • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME)
        When it comes to the future, our AME teams are planning it today. Working up to three years ahead of production, you’ll use your creativity to help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into vehicle manufacturing, and ensure our plants are designed to achieve the best quality and efficiency.
      • Powertrain Manufacturing
        The engine. Whether it’s for powerful performance or outstanding capability, it’s the heart of our vehicles. Here, you’ll work at the cutting-edge of manufacturing, seeking out and developing the most advanced technologies and techniques for the installation, commissioning and launch phases of lean, internationally-revered engine production facilities.
      • Production Supervision
        With such a vast range of products, it’s essential that they’re delivered seamlessly. So as well as providing strong leadership to a team of Production Operators, you’ll improve processes, set targets and maintain a positive environment. Focusing on safety, delivery and, above all, quality.
      • New Model Programmes
        Taking product programmes from engineering, through pilot build and on to a flawless launch, you’ll ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction. It doesn’t get much better than overseeing the whole process, but with real responsibility from day one, that’s exactly what you’ll do here.
      • International Manufacturing
        Our rapid expansion and growing ambition mean our Strategic Projects team is right at the forefront of our future. Experiencing global exposure from the start, you’ll explore the feasibility of opportunities in current and emerging key markets, you’ll be instrumental in our growth.
      • Tooling & Pressed Parts Group
        Our team purpose is simple; we’re here to deliver great quality car body parts into the rest of the manufacturing teams. As our customers have high expectations of our premium products, we set high expectations for our suppliers, and ourselves. You will be part of a team at the forefront of our manufacturing engineering and production processes.
    • Bringing invaluable and expert engineering knowledge to our commercial business areas, Commercial Engineering ensures our teams – from Purchasing through to Marketing, Sales & Service – produce the incredible results that define who we are.

      You’ll enjoy real responsibility and genuine global exposure from the start. Whether you’re building relationships with suppliers, delivering exceptional after-sales service or increasing growth in new markets, it’ll be the insights, expertise and perspectives you share that will drive our excellence.

      Receiving support and coaching from industry-leading experts in your field, you’ll have the opportunity to gain relevant professional accreditation and develop the skills that will see you, and us, achieve even greater feats.

      • Cost Engineering
        Bringing Engineering and Purchasing data together, you’ll work with an internationally-focused team to drive our profitable growth. This will be achieved as you target core vehicle commodities; delivering the robust material cost information and expert strategic insights that influence the direction of current and future programmes.
      • Supplier Quality
        Involved in a number of key roles, from new model launch to supplier readiness, you’ll help in the selection and development of our supply base. It’s a critical role within our Purchasing team, which will see you work with key stakeholders both in and outside of the business. All so we continue to deliver the highest quality and manufacturing capability.
      • Customer Services Engineering
        Covering a broad range of activities including attribute management, technical assessments, technical publications and commercial activity, our Customer Service Engineering team is part of Global Customer Services. Joining them you’ll ensure exceptional customer service and support is delivered across the world, wherever a vehicle is sold.Service Technical and Service Programmes Delivery are also part of this business area. In the former, you’ll build links with our overseas markets on a regular basis and act as the voice of the customer and dealer technician in our engineering environment. While in our Service Programmes Delivery team, you’ll help shape all future vehicle lines from earliest conception right through to product launch by providing data and insight from customer service input.
    • A role as a Quality Engineer involves understanding the processes that are currently in place and improving on them using key metrics and problem solving techniques. Problem solving and analysis are an essential part, requiring the individual to be well organised and driven with an attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills for communication. Quality roles work closely with suppliers to ensure the parts meet Jaguar Land Rover’s high standards and specifications, and that the safety and quality of our products is as high as possible. This fast-paced, hands-on role aims to find root causes of complex problems for current and future vehicle lines to bring about quality improvements that will make a real difference to our customers.

      • Quality Engineering
        Quality Engineering works with the Product Development teams to deploy failure mode avoidance tools and processes within new vehicle programmes. The team identifies and deploys the customers’ quality requirements and expectations for new vehicle designs within Product Creation & Delivery. Furthermore, the team works across the full diversity of vehicle systems to ensure safe and compliant products for our customers at launch and during the products life.
      • Quality Operations
        Quality Operations work with the Manufacturing teams within global assembly plants to ensure the flawless launch of new vehicle products. By definition of the manufacturing quality procedures and their audit, the team ensure that current production vehicles achieve the quality standards that our customers require. The team also provide engineering problem solving knowledge and support for the resolution of complex product issues within the manufacturing environment.
      • Quality Assurance
        The Quality Assurance function identifies issues by analysis of data sources from customer surveys, dealer and customer feedback, as well as warranty claims. The aim is to identify projects that the company can then deploy to provide a rapid response to ensure customer satisfaction during vehicle ownership. The warranty data harvested by the team is made available to all engineering functions. This enables the engineers to analyse the data to allow structured and informed decisions to be made on current and future vehicle programmes.
      • Quality Strategy and Transformation
        Quality Strategy and Transformation (QS&T) support all areas of the business to ensure that Jaguar Land Rover has effective, benchmarked, company-wide quality systems and processes. The team define the Quality Operating System, whilst pursuing enhancements to Jaguar Land Rover’s Integrated Production System to ensure world-class manufacturing quality. The team also deliver training in quality tools, processes and techniques through Best Practice evaluation in all business areas.
    • From the Defender and the E-Type to the Evoque and the XJ, our designers have created some of the most recognisable vehicles ever made. But that’s not stopping us from looking ahead.  One of our latest creations, the desirable F-TYPE, was imagined by a new generation of designers.  And you can join them.

      We make products that customers aspire to. Whether it’s iconic body styling or flourishing interior details, your challenge will be to push the boundaries of what’s possible and keep us at the forefront of automotive style.

      The only limit to the possibilities is your imagination. With the motivation of designing for two of the world’s most iconic brands, revered design studios and an inspiring team, you’ll have everything you need to create the designs that are admired and desired. What will you come up with?

      • Colour & Materials
        Creating a blend of performance and luxury through the use of innovative materials, you’ll use your creativity to translate 2D concepts to 3D products in the development of interior and exterior body and trim projects.
      • Modelling
        Playing a crucial role in taking the biggest ideas through to the reality of production, this is a fascinating stage of vehicle development. Whether it’s in the virtual or physical world, you’ll translate concepts and data into models, all with the aim of solving the problems that will shape the final scintillating design.
      • Design Technical
        The sweeping curves and celebrated styles of our vehicles would be nothing without the accuracy and craftsmanship of our Design Technical teams. Joining one of our key disciplines – Surfacing, Studio Engineering and Cubing Engineering, you’ll help to perfect the flourishing finishes that grab attention wherever they’re seen.
      • Creative Design
        Our vehicles set the benchmark for innovative and high-quality design across the world. Working with our Creative Design or Experience Design areas our challenge here will be to push that benchmark ever higher. Utilising a variety of 2D and 3D media, you’ll use your vision to transform insights into global trends and your creativity to generate highly innovative product solutions that set our customers’ pulses racing time and again.
    • International markets, global negotiations and £billions spent with suppliers worldwide. Purchasing is a challenging and crucial part of our success, and the reason why our customers continue to enjoy the highest quality products on the market.

      Joining us as a Buyer, you’ll take on a portfolio of commodities and tackle a wide range of commercial challenges, including planning supplier strategies and managing relationships, negotiating costs, planning and controlling manufacturing processes, benchmarking products, analysing market trends, sourcing new products and services and working with engineers to improve design, cost and quality.

      With support from the day you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications in the form of the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) and develop the influencing and negotiation skills that will not only enable you to have a big impact on our bottom line, but ensure the next-generation of prestigious vehicles are soon rolling off the production line.

    • To grow our business and bring our vehicles to life, we need talented people. People with very different capabilities, but all with the energy and determination that makes us who we are. You’ll be one of them yourself and you’ll help us find and develop more.

      Your task will be to attract, retain and develop the very best individuals and create a forward-looking environment where they can thrive. From producing training and development programmes to building partnerships with people across the business, you’ll work across an exceptionally broad HR career path and help us face the challenges of tomorrow.

      Responsibility will come straight away, but we’ll help you prepare for the demands by supporting you to attain CIPD (Charted Institute of Personnel and Development) accreditation. Inspired by energetic colleagues, you’ll develop the skills that will mean you’re the one driving our change.

    • Finance has, and always will be, crucial to our progress. From budgeting and forecasting, to profit planning and financial analysis, it’s a fascinating and evolving area of our business, with every idea and every decision affecting our entire operation.

      Seeking out every opportunity for improvement, you’ll turn your hand to a vast range of challenges and work with teams in, Corporate Finance, Profit Planning, Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Sales & Service, Financial Analysis, Funding Modelling and Budget Creation and Forecasting.

      Nowhere else will you gain the experience and international exposure you will here. We’ll support your professional development with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) accreditation, and we’ll ensure you have all you need to impact our success around the world.

    • Already admired in over 170 countries, we have ambitions to expand even further. As we discover new opportunities and breakthrough into new markets we need to provide more customers than ever before with an unrivalled experience. That’s what you’ll join our teams to do.

      Fast-moving and dynamic, every day will provide you with stimulating opportunities. Developing invaluable skills and gaining experience across multiple areas – including field sales, supply planning, parts and customer service, brand development and marketing programmes – you’ll be the one to get our customers’ pulses racing faster.

      With the opportunity to undertake relevant qualifications such as the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), you’ll become an instrumental part of our business, both protecting our heritage and unique brand values, whilst ensuring our brands continue to grow and seize attention.

    • This is where some of the most advanced supply chains in the automotive industry are planned and executed. With over 1000 suppliers located around the world, the task is to get the right part, at the right price, at the right quality, at the right time. You’ll use your logic to meet the challenge.

      Joining one of three key teams, real responsibility will be yours from the day you join us. In our fast-paced environment, you’ll make a significant contribution to our continued success as you ensure our worldwide customer-base receives the premium experience they expect.

      Working alongside a team as ambitious as you, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop your professional skills and be supported to achieve chartered status with the Institute of Logistics and Transport. Who knows where it’ll take you?

      • Material Planning & Logistics
        Every minute of every day, thousands of parts are delivered to our plants, ready to be utilised on the production lines within hours. At the same time, hundreds of vehicles are shipped internationally to awaiting customers across the globe.  A feat like this doesn’t just happen though. Join us here, and it will be your strategic vision meeting the challenge
      • Parts Logistics
        Joining our Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Warehousing or Supply Chain Analytics teams, you’ll organise the distribution, storage and inventory management of dealer parts, ensuring their delivery to over 170 international markets world-wide – wherever and whenever they are needed.
      • Trading Division
        Working within our ever-expanding manufacturing base, our Trading Division team is responsible for the project management and delivery of Jaguar Land Rover’s global supply chains.  Join us in this complex and fast-moving area, and it will be you ensuring the international import and export of parts and materials to our Manufacturing plants in the UK and beyond.
    • Anticipating change, reacting to every business need and developing the solutions that keep our business running, we wouldn’t be where we are without IT. So join us here and you’ll immediately find yourself in a position where you can make a real impact.

      From providing consultancy to the business and building strong relationships with key suppliers, to supporting process re-engineering and working with customers to identify their needs, your ideas and solutions will not only help manage our operations, but transform our entire business.

      Working alongside and learning from IT and Business Relationship specialists, you’ll develop your personal and professional skills as you have an impact on how every one of our business areas work. Your contribution will keep us heading in the right direction. And we’ll make sure your career is too.

    • New markets, new vehicle lines, new facilities. Our vision for the future is clear; we want to build on our success. Delivering strategically important projects that support our growing infrastructure, our Property team moves quickly to put the foundations in place that will make our ambitions a reality.

      Working with a portfolio that spans almost 30 countries, you’ll help provide the tactical advice that ensures we’re responding to operational needs. From test tracks to training facilities, the challenges you face will range across the spectrum of real estate, property management and costruction.

      As our business grows so does the importance of Property. Our brand new Engine Manufacturing Centre – the most advanced ever built in the UK – is a prime example of the type of project you’ll influence and the impact you’ll have on the entire automotive industry. What legacy will you build?



Throughout the year we visit Universities and Recruitment Fairs up and down the country.

It’s a great chance to learn about our programmes and to meet the graduates who are currently steering our success. Take a look at the events below to see when we’re heading in your direction.

    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      27/01/2016CoventryAssessment Centre Presentation12:00 - 13:00TBC
    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      05/02/2016OxfordWorcester College Engineering Dinner17.30 - 21.00Worcester College
      10/02/2016CoventryBusiness, Environmental and Society Employment Fair12:00 - 15:00The Hub
    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      02/03/2016CoventryEngineering and Computing Careers Fair12:00 - 15:00Engineering & Comuting Building


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