Jaguar Land Rover
Graduate Vacancies: Approx 300
Apprenticeships: Approx 200
Internships: Approx 300
Other (please specify): Sponsored schemes approx 60 - 100
What does your organisation do?
As the world of digitalisation and electrification is changing the automotive industry, this means that production, IT and the internet are becoming more and more intertwined.
Entire business processes are now digitalised and the vehicles we are manufacturing are increasingly connected and electronically controlled.
At Jaguar Land Rover, we have an academy of lifelong learning to address the needs of an ever-evolving world. Today’s curious young minds are tomorrow’s engineers, designers, innovators and business leaders.
Our vehicles are world-class but it’s our people who are at the heart of everything we do, and what sets us apart.
Undergraduates can join us for a 3, 6 or 12 month placement, to gain experience across our world-class engineering and commercial functions. You will work on real projects with real global impact and develop the knowledge that will supplement your academic studies
Our graduate programmes offer the opportunity to gain professional qualifications alongside comprehensive in-house training. Placement rotations are available for certain schemes. We also have a range of Apprenticeship opportunities on offer.
Whichever role you choose, your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you bring our vehicles to life and develop a commercially focused approach to your work.
What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you recruit?
- Virtual Modelling (CAE)
- Engineering strategy and project management
- Testing & Verification
- Controls and Calibration
- Advanced manufacturing engineering apprenticeships - Advanced & Degree level
- Engineering manufacture (craft and technician) apprenticeships - Advanced & Degree level
- IT, software, web and telecoms professionals apprenticeships - Degree level
What five top-tips would you give to candidates applying to your company?
- Research the organisation
- Demonstrate knowledge of the role you are applying for
- Evidence your motivation or engagement with the sector on your CV
- Look at the recruitment process and practice tests beforehand
- Make sure you use your soft skills as well as interpersonal skills at assessment centre
Name: Sam Warren
Title: Exterior Trim Engineer – Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)
Engineering Discipline: – Product Development – Exterior Trim. My degree was Automotive Engineering with Motorsport (BEng).
As an Exterior Trim Engineer in SVO, I specialise in engineering and developing the Exterior Components for our most Luxurious, Capable and High-Performance vehicles JLR offer.
Tasks include developing the initial feasibility of Surfaces with the Studio and Designers, to the testing and launching of the Exterior Trim through to the first production vehicles.
I have been fortunate to have always worked in inclusive and welcoming workplaces. Being able to be myself has allowed me to do the very best in my role and to progress in my career.
I would encourage any future LGBT Engineers to not be afraid to be themselves and to find a workplace and team that they enjoy being a part of, so they too can enjoy a rewarding career in Engineering.
Title: Navigation Engineer
Engineering Discipline: Electrical Engineering
My role involves working out what a vehicle may want from a navigation system. It’s an exciting area with a lot of variety. Typical examples of my day to day role can involve working on websites, phone applications, mapping, electric vehicles etc. Navigation assists a user in driving to their destination, but some of the functionality is hidden. For example, map information can be used to support other vehicle systems. Being out as pansexual and genderfluid at work has grown my confidence, and definitely affected my career in a positive way. Engineering as an industry is changing rapidly and in ways not seen before. I would encourage any LGBT students to be visible and proud of who they are in the workplace if possible. I would also suggest researching organisations to find out more about their diversity and inclusivity.
Name: Peter Hughes
Job Title: Graduate Engineer (Electrical Distribution Systems)
Engineering Discipline: Automotive
I work in the electrical distribution systems department at Jaguar Land Rover, currently supporting the delivery of wiring harnesses for future Jaguar cars.
I have previously completed internships with GE Power Conversion in dynamic positioning systems and with Jaguar Land Rover in software architecture. Both experiences gave me an insight into the environment I would be working in upon graduation, alleviating the concerns I had as a young engineer that my work would not be treated as equal with more experienced colleagues. The opportunities to develop my technical and personal skills have been excellent at JLR and ensure that I’m able to continue building my career effectively.
As a practising Christian, it has always been important to me to work somewhere I am free to hold and express my beliefs as they are a large part of my identity both in and away from the office. I am fortunate that the environment in JLR is one that accepts and welcomes people from different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. In particular the diversity in the office is vast which seems to aid building strong working relationships and friendships and is part of what makes JLR a great company to work for.
Name: Fiona Burns
Job Title: Lead Engineer
Engineering Discipline: Body Engineering
Degree studied: General Engineering (Mechanical) MEng, Durham University
I chose Engineering because it fitted well with the subjects that I found most interesting at school, the more I researched it, the more interesting it became to me. Having already decided to take a year out before beginning University, I started working as the Engineering Assistant on Crossrail in London for Jacobs. This job was what cemented the idea of a career in Engineering post-University.
Before my final year at Durham, I completed a 3 month undergraduate placement in Jaguar Land Rover through their Women in Engineering Sponsorship Scheme. I worked in the Special Vehicle Operations department of the company, working with various teams over the 3 months. Through this, I was offered a place on the Graduate Scheme and chose to work in the Body Engineering department. I was placed in the Advanced Product Creation area of Body Engineering and spent a year of the Graduate Scheme on placements in XF Launch, Global Business Expansion, Product Marketing and Climate Components CAE. I have spent the last 2 years in Advanced Product Creation, working on various vehicles to be launched from 2022. I am now in the process of transitioning into a new role as Lead Engineer for Glazing on Range Rover Sport.