It's an ever-changing, fast-paced environment working with different and emerging technologies.



Whatever programme you decide to join, you’ll be starting your journey to a fantastic career. Our award-winning schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning. And a passion for pioneering. Ambitious, innovative and determined people, who respect our heritage and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, our undergraduates work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.

Our undergraduate placements will intensify your curiosity over a period of 12 months. The reality of the projects we’ll immerse you in will surprise you. The is real-world experience that will prepare you for a rapidly changing world. Show us your passion and performance, and we may give you the opportunity to progress onto our graduate programme.

Areas you may work in

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME)

Working years ahead of production, you’ll learn how to use your creativity to help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into sophisticated vehicle manufacturing. You’ll also gain an insight into how we make sure our plants are designed to achieve innovation, quality and efficiency.

Manufacturing Product Integration

Customer service is everything to us. All of our innovation, ideas and product design is built to satisfy their needs. In order to ensure the highest customer satisfaction, you’ll see how we take product programmes from engineering, through pilot build and on to a flawless launch. You’ll even gain some real responsibility, exploring our entire product process.

Powertrain Manufacturing

Jaguar Land Rover engines are known for their powerful performance or outstanding capabilities. You’ll be tasked with seeking out the most advanced technologies to give us the edge over our competitors. And you’ll also help to develop new techniques for the installation, commissioning and launch phases of our high- tech engine production facilities.

Production Manufacturing Engineering

We live for pushing the boundaries of quality, comfort and innovation. So you’ll learn all about how we refine and enhance the plant manufacturing processes, vehicle body construction and finishing touches people have come to expect from us. And then, you’ll learn to do it yourself.

Supply Chain & Logistics

This is your chance to understand and deliver a customer experience as sleek as our products and develop a strategy that will accelerate our growth. In this business-critical opportunity, you’ll join one of three divisions – Material Planning and Logistics, Parts Logistics or Trading.

Tooling & Pressed Parts Group

We make the parts that give our vehicles their unique presence. Focused on creating superior quality car body parts, we set our standards high and aim to deliver our customers a truly remarkable experience. Join us and you’ll learn from a team of experts doing exciting new work in manufacturing engineering and production processes.

Degree requirements include Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).

These programmes are now closed for our 2020 intake, information will be available from October in regards to our 2021 intake.


You must be a student in your penultimate year and returning to your final year of study following the placement, or applying for a 12-month placement as a formal part of your degree course. You need to be on track for a 2:2 degree 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.


At Jaguar Land Rover, the learning never stops. We believe that life gets better when you learn new skills. That is why we are committed to lifelong learning. We encourage every one of our employees to extend their skills and knowledge through a range of first class programmes.

You can gain any qualification you dare to. These schemes make people’s lives better, enhance careers and are vital in shaping the future of the company.

It is essential that people are curious about things and take their own development seriously, in order to be better equipped to move into different roles, projects or career paths. The value of our people lies in their continued development and in our commitment to invest in their learning and growth in order that they can optimise their performance, whatever their role.

An essential ingredient in our success is the creation of an environment where managers actively share what they are learning and encourage others to grow and where they coach and mentor others to maximise their team’s performance. That’s why we are building The Jaguar Land Rover Learning Academy; a home for lifelong learning. We are creating engaging, relevant and personalised learning content and experiences that can impact personal, team and organisational performance. Here, we are seeking to enable people to learn, create, grow and to support others to do the same; daring each other to embrace the changes and the challenges we face and ensure our future is bright.


  • Salary: £17,000 p.a (or approximately £326 per week)
  • 24 days’ annual leave
  • Mentoring and coaching from industry-leading experts
  • Personal development plan tailored to your ambitions
  • Undergraduate Community socials and events
  • Pension scheme
  • Privilege car purchase scheme
  • Access to gyms, crèches and numerous other on-site facilities

Meet some undergraduates


Forward Model Architects

“I’m so much better at preparing and planning projects in University thanks to the skills I’ve picked up here.”

I love being given the opportunity to develop in a globally recognised business. This has been so helpful when I’ve gone back to University. I’m so much better at preparing and planning projects thanks to the skills I’ve picked up here. I love being given the freedom to come up with ideas for the future and present them to management and even higher. When I applied here, I was amazed that I didn’t have to be a car fanatic to succeed here. Jaguar Land Rover want people with ideas, who are fascinated by overcoming technical and engineering challenges to benefit people and the planet.


Women in Engineering Sponsorship Scheme

“I always wanted to work with cars because I wanted to have an impact on how cars interact with society and how we can change the impact we have on the environment.”

The freedom you get here is great. I’ve been encouraged to go and meet new people, explore possibilities and try new things. What I’ve seen here has really opened my eyes. The investment in R&D is incredible. And the level of detail we go into blows my mind. One of my favourite events is the weekly Electrical Graduate Breakfast Forum. This is where apprentices, graduates and undergraduates all get together to talk about the challenges we are working on and share hints and tips. It’s a brilliant networking opportunity and a great way to build your knowledge and career.



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We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the Manufacturing Undergraduate opportunities, 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.