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REQ ID: 119059   
JOB TITLE: Industrial Operations: Programme Delivery Graduate 

POSTING END DATE: 03/01/2024 – JLR reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.  

START DATE:  9th September 2024 


LOCATION: Gaydon, Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Ryton 


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. 


For our JLR graduate programmes we only sponsor skilled worker visas for shortage occupations which include electrical engineering, software engineering and creative (design). Therefore, JLR will only accept applications for this programme from candidates with the unrestricted right to work in the UK for an indefinite period (if you are on a tier 4 student visa or a graduate route visa you are not eligible to apply to this programme).


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: Manufacturing


Manufacturing is at the heart of our Industrial Operations function, which incorporates our manufacturing, procurement and supply chain teams, and consolidates accountability for the production of our vehicles. 


Manufacturing is central to JLR, 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 award-winning scheme is aimed at graduates who have a passion for learning and a pioneering mindset: ambitious, innovative and determined individuals who respect our heritage and can think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. Whilst gaining wide-ranging hands-on experience and pursuing your ongoing studies, you will work on projects that are fundamental to our global success. 


Industrial Operations: Programme Delivery  


Excellence in Manufacturing Delivery – Manufacturing Programme Management drives the business by uniting cross-functional teams through our end-to-end process, to ensure the most sustainable manufacturing solution is in place for all vehicle and unit programmes. At every stage of the process, we satisfy our customers by creating products that are ready to meet cost, quality and time targets. 


During this programme, you will learn how manufacturing delivers new programmes and vehicles from initial concept to finished mass production. You’ll be interfacing with key stakeholders from inside and outside the wider manufacturing group, including manufacturing engineering, programme management, product engineering and quality. Benefiting from both in-role learning and structured training, you will quickly develop into a well-rounded manufacturing programmes engineer. 


What’s more, you will also assist with the tracking and robust resolution of manufacturing and programme issues to achieve product feasibility and manufacturing launch readiness and provide robust input into launch quality deliverables, the high hurts process and Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA). Finally, you will learn to collect, co-ordinate and analyse technical and investment inputs for programme gateway submission, while focusing on capital investment and cost per unit. 




You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in manufacturing engineering or any science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline (not including biology or life sciences). 


In addition, you will have 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.  


Once you’ve successfully completed your graduate programme, you can look forward to a long-term career with us. The role you take on will depend on your performance, personal preferences and business needs.  


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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