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REQ ID: 119060 
JOB TITLE: Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) Procurement Graduate 
POSTING END DATE: 27/11/2023 – JLR reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.  
START DATE:  9th September 2024 
LOCATION: West Midlands (frequent travel may be required). 


Hybrid working is potentially available, depending on the area and manager. JLR is a multi-site business and you’ll be required to spend time working with different departments at several locations.  


A graduate programme at JLR gives you access to some of the most innovative and visionary industry experts, networking opportunities and invaluable industry insight. By the time you finish the programme, you’ll play a vital part in JLR’s future and build the exceptional long-term career you’ve proved you're capable of.


Arrive with ambition. Grow with freedom. 


Industrial Operations: Procurement 


Procurement Supplier Technical Assistant (STA) Graduate 


The STA team are responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our cars to ensure we deliver excellence. As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in almost every aspect of one of our cars’ lifecycles. 


Along the way, you will focus on developing your manufacturing and problem-solving skills as you manage quality concerns from new vehicle introduction through to warranty support. As well as developing technical knowledge of general engineering specifics, you will build and maintain relationships with key contacts within the supply base and our own community. At the same time, you will gain the ability to confidently manage your stakeholders and suppliers and develop extensive knowledge of the approval processes for all parts. 


You could find yourself enjoying a combination of manufacturing, supplier and office-based placements, giving you exposure to multiple functions across the business. This will give you diverse problems to solve, from dealing with day-to-day quality concerns to assisting suppliers in distress and generating new processes for new vehicles. 


On finishing your programme, you will transition into a substantive role within STA. The specific role will depend on your experiences and interests during your time on the graduate programme. 




You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in engineering, materials science, manufacturing or any science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) discipline. As you will regularly travel between sites and to suppliers, A FULL UK DRIVING LICENSE IS ALSO ESSENTIAL. 


In addition, you will have a real passion for problem-solving and the curiosity to understand business challenges and deliver innovative solutions. You will also have strong numerical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to champion new initiatives.  




Our 2024 graduate programme salary is £31,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to JLR. After two years, you will progress from the graduate programme on a £38,000 salary. In addition, JLR offer a generous holiday allowance, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, excellent pension provisions and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from well-known retailers and sports clubs.  


You will be applying your curiosity and creativity every day as you begin to hone your skills for a successful, impactful career. You own your development, and only you can make it happen. We’ll be right by your side in your pursuit of exceptional, and we’ll give you all the encouragement and support you need. 


Your future starts here.  


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


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At JLR, 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.


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