UNDERGRADUATE Industrial Operations (Manufacturing)


Duration: 12 months

Location: Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Battery Assembly Centre in Birmingham; Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, Gaydon, Whitley, Halewood

Salary: £19,492

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, with thousands of vehicles being created every day across our production facilities. Here you will have the opportunity to influence the future of manufacturing. This industry-leading scheme is aimed at undergraduates who have a passion for learning and a pioneering mindset: ambitious, innovative and determined individuals who respect our heritage can and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, you will work on projects that are fundamental to our global success. We’re manufacturing the future of movement.

Manufacturing sits within our new Industrial Operations function. Our Industrial Operations function incorporates all teams across manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain and consolidates accountability for the complete ecosystem of how we produce our vehicles, in one place.

We make cars that are the future of movement. That puts manufacturing at the front and centre of everything we do.


Within Industrial Operations (Manufacturing), you will have the opportunity to select from the following programmes, each with a differing responsibility:


Applications closed

Manufacturing Engineering (ME) is the team responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of manufacturing facilities and processes to build our modern luxury vehicles. Join this team and it will be your responsibility to ensure that colleagues in our manufacturing plant teams have everything they need to deliver vehicles in agreed quantities and to defined quality standards – meaning we can exceed our customers’ expectations.

You could find yourself focusing on a key manufacturing area such as bodyshop, paintshop, final assembly or powertrain or operating more broadly across logistics, construction and manufacturing research. Wherever you end up, you will gain invaluable real-world experience, developing the skills to play a key role in transforming the Jaguar and Land Rover brands to support our electrification targets.

What you'll need

You will need to be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in Engineering: mechanical, industrial or manufacturing, or aeronautical or automotive engineering if you have a strong interest in manufacturing. We may also require civil engineers for construction roles.

Equally importantly, you will require a real passion for problem solving and the curiosity to understand business challenges and deliver innovative solutions, backed by strong numerical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to champion new initiatives.

what you'll need

Please note that our undergraduate placement opportunities are open only to penultimate-year students (those who will be returning to their final year of study after their placement with us). All our undergraduate programmes have a fixed start date, commencing 3 July 2023.

You need to be on track for a 2:2 or above. Please only apply to one of our undergraduate programmes. We want you to be confident in the path you’ve chosen – using your qualifications, developing your skills and appealing to your interest.



Engage in a learning programme, delivered by an industry-recognised provider. Develop core skills and technical learning to excel on your placement.


Learn and grow from industry-leading experts with your personal and professional development as their focus – together, we achieve great things!


Join a community of Undergraduates and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and festive fun – there’s lots to enjoy!


Deliver on crucial projects. Gain real experiences to enhance your degree. Make an impact and you’ll fast-track your offer to join our Graduate scheme.

What to expect

Our Undergraduate programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional training and development. We encourage you to think big, showcase creativity and innovation. Learn from industry experts and support networks who are there for you every step of the way. Develop experiences which will provide you with real-life industry insights to support you in the completion of your degree. On successful completion of the undergraduate programme, you will be considered for a place on one of our graduate programmes.


At Jaguar Land Rover we are passionate about our people. We are committed to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and unified culture that is representative of our customers and the society in which we live; a culture where every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work and feel empowered to reach their full potential.

Find out more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion at Jaguar Land Rover.

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Current opportunities


Please register your interest in the 2024 programme below.


Please note that we reserve the right to close our programmes earlier than advertised, based on the volume of applications received, so we strongly advise you to apply early.



We’re always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the Undergraduate Programme, or if there’s anything else you’d like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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