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REQ ID: 69505
JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Undergraduate

LOCATION: West Midlands. All employees are required to spend time in different departments at a number of company locations in order to meet the needs of the business.
SALARY: Circa £17,000 

START DATE: 20/06/2022
POSTING END DATE: 31/12/21 - Jaguar Land Rover reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.


We’re reimagining the future of movement. Our vision of a sustainable future of modern luxury by design is at the heart of our next generation thinking and our new generation of talent. Pioneering apprentices, change-driving undergraduates and ground-breaking graduates all play their part. 

Together with everyone who proudly works at Jaguar Land Rover, you can be the future of movement. Going from A-B is changing, for good. Can you take us there?


Our programmes 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. 


Show us your passion and performance, and we may give you the opportunity to progress onto our graduate programme. 


Manufacturing Engineering & Operations

The automotive industry as a whole is going through significant change and if we’re to survive and thrive, we need to become leaner and more agile. As such, we have torn up the rulebook and are transforming the way we manufacture vehicles to deliver more, for less, faster. A significant part of this transformation is bringing much of the design and commissioning activities back in-house. With thousands of vehicles being produced every day across our production facilities, Manufacturing sits at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover. 


The Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team is a support function to Manufacturing with a focus on the design, development and operation of integrated production systems to achieve high quality and economically competitive products. 


The Team

As an Undergraduates on the Manufacturing Programme, within Manufacturing Engineering, you could go into one of the following roles: Process, Facilities, Joining, Controls and Dimensional Systems engineering. You could be involved in activities as varied as the strategic planning of a new plant right through to installing and commissioning new production facilities.


We will train you to effectively implement and manage a lean operation and how to interpret the digital engineering lifecycle of a vehicle, whilst developing your core competence in engineering. This will form your foundation knowledge as a Manufacturing Engineer.


We will train you to use your creativity to help translate, plan and implement engineering outputs into sophisticated vehicle manufacturing. You will gain insight into how we make sure our plants are designed to achieve innovation, quality and efficiency. This is real-world experience that will prepare you for a rapidly changing world of manufacturing.  



What’s required

Excellence runs throughout our entire business we expect you to be the same. You’ll be currently studying for a relevant Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree (not including Biology, Life Sciences), or similar and on track for at least a 2:2. Driven, determined to learn and with impressive commercial awareness, you’ll have no doubts that our Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate programme is the next challenge for you.  


Please be aware that our undergraduate placement opportunities are only open to penultimate year students (i.e. students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.


All our undergraduate programmes have a fixed start date commencing June 20th 2022 and will run for a duration of 12 months.


Rewards and Benefits

Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce.


Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits such as our privilege car purchase scheme, our pension scheme and access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs. 


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Join us on the Manufacturing Engineering and Operations programme and you’ll start influencing our success in activities across our entire business helping us to deliver our extensive plans for further growth. You’ll learn about and apply techniques and procedures to solve manufacturing and operational problems and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating. 


Please be aware that we close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme please apply early.


You can find out more about our undergraduates and how they play their part on:
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Jaguar Land Rover

We are the future of movement. We’re the pioneers, the change-drivers and ground-breakers. We’re the next generation of luxury, innovative, sustainable car makers. We’re focused and restless for better. We’re defining the future of movement. We think big, learn from each other and use our diverse skills, experience and expertise to propel ourselves, our team and our business forward.
And no matter where we are in the world, we’re all proudly shaping an industry that’s accelerating faster than ever. Going from A-B is changing. Can you take us there?


Be the future of movement.


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


Find out what to expect at each stage of the process along with some hints and tips.


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If you have any questions about the role you are applying for or the recruitment process, please email the relevant team.




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