Excellence in-motion


Our Graduate programmes have been designed to be just as inspiring as the cars you’ll help produce. Over two-years, 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 two-year 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
  • An opportunity to get behind the wheel of our award-winning vehicles
  • Hands-on experience of working on a production line, making the vehicles that have made our name

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 2014 will receive a starting salary of £29,000, and subject to their performance, should be on track to earn at least £33,000 by the time that they complete the programme.


Other benefits include:

  • 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
  • Joining bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Privilege car purchase scheme
  • 26 days’ holiday allowance
  • Access to gyms and numerous other on-site facilities

Programme Areas

  • Programmes & Engineering

    • 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. It is everything from new concept development to chassis engineering to hybrids and more.
    • 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 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 suspension and engine mounts to wheels and tyres, every chassis component needs to be honed to perfection so our cars work in harmony, and deliver the exhilarating driving experience that our discerning customers will expect.
    • Electronic, Electrical & Software Engineering
      Design, develop and shape the future of our electrical & electronic systems. That’ll be your goal as you use your technical expertise to help develop everything from hybrid vehicles and class-leading infotainment to advanced electronic systems integration.
    • Engineering Technical Services
      Before our vehicles hit the road we need to make sure our ideas work and our innovations are sound. That’s why we have world-class test facilities. It is also why we have this team. They ensure every Jaguar and Land Rover we produce is as near to perfect as it can be.
    • Forward Vehicle Quality
      Dedicated to ensuring the quality of both our vehicles and the ownership experience, this area comprises two teams. In Quality Engineering you’ll focus on our new and future vehicles, while as part of Quality Assurance you’ll provide the customer insights that will deliver improvements for vehicles already in customers’ hands.
    • 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.
    • Engineered to Order
      From ultra-luxury limited editions of some of our products to the bespoke, almost tailored vehicles used by VIPs and dignitaries alike, ETO pushes the luxury and performance boundaries to create truly unique and personalised vehicles.
    • Hybrids
      To create the next generation of ever more advanced and sustainable vehicles, we need the next generation of thinkers. It is an industry-wide challenge and if it’s you, you’ll work with the world’s most advanced technology and systems in one of the most fascinating and rapidly-growing areas of our business.
    • Powertrain Engineering
      This is where the power behind our vehicles is generated. Covering the engine, transmission and driveline, 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 Creation, Processes 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.
    • Vehicle Engineering
      From enthralling handling to the sound of the engine, everything about Vehicle Engineering is designed to give our cars their unique characteristics. Join us here and you’ll be creating the very features that delight our customers around the world.
  • Manufacturing Engineering

    • We have always been renowned for outstanding manufacturing. And thanks to revolutionary technology and innovative lean processes, today it’s even more impressive than ever before.
    • Whether it’s laying out plants, new equipment or refining efficient processes, you’ll be an invaluable part in one of our most progressive 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 drive and ambition to learn and contribute. Not just to help us meet the challenges ahead, but to reach chartered status with the IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers). With mentoring and support, we’ll make sure you achieve it. And your other goals too.
    • Current  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 help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into vehicle manufacture 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 seek out and develop 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. It doesn’t get much better than overseeing the whole process, but that’s exactly what you’ll do here.
    • Plant Quality
      To deliver the highest quality vehicles, we need to ensure the quality of our operations and processes. Comprising two teams, you could be part of Quality Operations and make sure defined vehicle manufacturing standards are met. Or you could join our Quality Strategy & Transformation team and ensure effective, benchmarked quality systems and processes are in place throughout the organisation.
    • International Manufacturing
      Our rapid expansion and growing ambition mean our Strategic Projects team is right at the forefront of our future. Exploring the feasibility of opportunities in current and emerging key markets, you’ll be instrumental in our growth.
  • Commercial Engineering

    • Bringing invaluable and expert engineering knowledge to our commercial business areas, Commercial Engineering ensures our teams – from Finance and 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 Finance 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.
  • Design

    • 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. Our latest creation, the desirable F-Type, has been 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.
    • Digital & Clay 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.
    • Surfacing
      The sweeping curves and celebrated styles of our vehicles would be nothing without the final touches. As part of our Surfacing team, you’ll turn scanning and geometrical data into the results that produce beautiful external finishes and grab attention wherever they’re seen.
  • Purchasing

    • 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.
  • Human Resources

    • 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

    • 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) or ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)  accreditation, and we’ll ensure you have all you need to impact our success around the world.
  • Marketing, Sales & Service

    • 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) and ISMM (Institute of Sales & Marketing Management), 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.
  • Supply Chain

    • 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 two 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?
    • Parts Supply Chain
      Initially placed in our Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Warehousing or Supply Chain Analytics teams, you’ll have huge scope as you organise the distribution, storage and inventory management of dealer parts. Thanks to you, dealers around the world will be able to get hold of any vehicle part, when they need it.
    • Material Planning & Logistics
      Whether it’s ensuring every part required to build our products is delivered to our UK manufacturing plants, or making sure the finished vehicle is delivered to one of over 170 international markets, you’ll take the responsibility. It’s a big challenge and a big responsibility, but with your strategic vision you’ll make it happen.
  • Information Technology

    • 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 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.
  • Property

    • 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 and property management.
    • 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?

Applications for 2014 have now closed
Click here to register your interest for future opportunites



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.

  • January 2014

    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      27/01/2014Loughborough Graduate Campus Stunt - Loughborough University 11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      27/01/2014StrathclydeGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Strathclyde11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      28/01/2014ReadingGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Reading11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      28/01/2014LiverpoolGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Liverpool11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      28/01/2014EdinburghGraduate Campus Stunt - The University of Edinburgh11.30 - 2.30Bristol Square
      29/01/2014LancasterGraduate Campus Stunt - Lancaster University11.30 - 2.30Alexandra Square
      29/01/2014DurhamGraduate Campus Stunt - Durham University 11.30 - 2.30Calman Learning Centre
      29/01/2014YorkGraduate Campus Stunt - University of York11.30 - 2.30Banburgh Paradise
      30/01/2014LeedsGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Leeds11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      30/01/2014Imperial College LondonScience Careers Fair17.00 - 19.30Queens Tower Rooms, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
  • February 2014

    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      03/02/2014NewcastleGraduate Campus Stunt - Newcastle University11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      03/02/2014CardiffGraduate Campus Stunt - Cardiff University11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      03/02/2014UCLGraduate Campus Stunt - UCL11.30 - 2.30Front Quad
      04/02/2014NottinghamGraduate Campus Stunt - The University of Nottingham11.30 - 2.30Portland Building, Amphitheatre
      04/02/2014ManchesterGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Manchester11.30 - 2.30Outside University Place
      04/02/2014BristolGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Bristol 11.30 - 2.30Outside Sports Hall
      05/02/2014Queen's BelfastQUB Work Experience Fair11.00 - 15.00Whitla Hall, QUB
      05/02/2014Aston Graduate Campus Stunt - Aston University11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      06/02/2014ExeterGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Exeter11.30 - 2.30Piazza - outside The Street
      06/02/2014CoventryGraduate Campus Stunt - Coventry University11.30 - 2.30Outside The Hub, Jordan Well
      06/02/2014BirminghamGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Birmingham11.30 - 2.30University Square
      10/02/2014SheffieldGraduate Campus Stunt - The University of Sheffield11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      10/02/2014WarwickGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Warwick11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      11/02/2014OxfordGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Oxford11.30 - 2.30Bonn Square
      11/02/2014Southampton Graduate Campus Stunt - University of Southampton 11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
      12/02/2014Coventry UniversityBES Careers Fair08.00 - 17.00Coventry University
      12/02/2014DurhamScience, Engineering and IT Careers Fair12.00 - 15.30The Ogden Centre, Department of Physics
      13/02/2014Imperial College LondonGraduate Campus Stunt - Imperial College London11.30 - 2.30Queens Lawn
      13/02/2014BrunelGraduate Campus Stunt - Brunel University11.30 - 2.30Outside Hamilton Centre
      13/02/2014BathGraduate Campus Stunt - University of Bath11.30 - 2.30Outside Student Union
  • March 2014

    • DateUniversityEvent TitleTimeVenue
      12/03/2014CoventryCareers Fair08.00 - 17.00Coventry University

Undergraduate Programme


If you are in the middle of your degree, and looking to supplement your academic studies with real-life projects that have a real global impact, there is no better route to take than one of our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Our expanding range of Undergraduate Programmes will see you join us for anywhere between 3 and 15 months and are a great way to supplement your academic studies. Focused on you realising your potential, each programme has been designed to allow you to develop invaluable skills and gain world-class experiences. Prove yourself and you may well be offered early assessment for a place on our Graduate Programme.

  • Undergraduate Placements

    • Our undergraduate placements will see you join us for a one-off 3, 6 or 12 month placement and gain first-hand experience working on real projects with real impact. If you enjoy your time with us and perform well, then you could be offered a return placement the following year too.
  • Sponsorship Schemes

    • Involving a two-way commitment, you will join us every summer until you graduate, and if appropriate, you’ll also join us for your Industrial Placement too.
    • Systems Integration/Electronic/Electrical/Computer & Software Engineering Sponsorship Scheme
    • Immersing yourself in our world and taking real projects from initial design to production, you can take your summer and Industrial Placement with us. Acquiring experience in our diverse operation, you could find yourself working in our specialist engineering fields ranging from infotainment and Powertrain Control to Electrical Distribution and Body Electronics.
    • Women in Engineering Sponsorship Scheme
    • New perspectives and fresh ideas. Diversity within our workforce gives us the competitive edge we want to stay out in front. Our unique training scheme has been designed to support ambitious women engineers who want to make an impression whilst studying for their degree.
  • Rewards

    • Whichever path you follow, your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. So as well as ongoing support and learning opportunities, you’ll receive a competitive salary. This will be £300 per week, or £15,600 p.a. In addition, our Sponsorship Schemes pay a bursary payment of £1,500 when you return to university – on the understanding that you return for your placement the following year.

Applications for 2014 have now closed
Click here to register your interest for future opportunites