GRADUATE Industrial Operations (Manufacturing / Supply Chain & Logistics / Purchasing)


Duration: 2 years

Location: West Midlands (Multiple Sites), Halewood, Battery Assembly Centre (BAC)

Salary: Our current salary is £29,000 with a £2,000 joining bonus

Manufacturing is at the very heart of Jaguar Land Rover, 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 industry-leading scheme is aimed at undergraduates who have a passion for learning and a pioneering mindset: ambitious, innovative and determined individuals who respect our heritage can and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, you will work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.

Manufacturing sits within our new Industrial Operations function. Our Industrial Operations function incorporates all teams across manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain and consolidates accountability for the complete ecosystem of how we produce our vehicles, in one place.

We make cars that are the future of movement. That puts manufacturing at the front and centre of everything we do.


Within Industrial Operations (Manufacturing/ Supply Chain & Logistics / Purchasing), you will have the opportunity to select from the following programmes, each with a differing responsibility:


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On the Industrial Operations: Manufacturing graduate programme in the West Midlands you could work in one of the following departments. You will be allocated to a department based on personal preferences and business need.

Manufacturing Engineering (ME) - Here, you will be responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of manufacturing facilities and processes to build the modern luxury vehicles of the future.
Manufacturing Programme Management (MPM) - MPM drives the business by uniting cross-functional teams through our end-to-end sustainable manufacturing process. Learning how we satisfy customers at every stage of manufacturing, you will help us deliver products that meet stretching cost, quality and time targets.
Solihull Plant: Materials, Planning & Logistics (MP&L) - MP&L manages the logistics and flow of parts from suppliers around the globe. We specialise in supplier management, material flow, parts delivery and vehicle planning for each production hall and beyond.
Solihull Plant: Trim and Final - Our final assembly maintenance team is responsible for ensuring we optimise our equipment to meet production order volumes and exacting quality and cost targets.


What you'll need

You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in Engineering: mechanical, industrial or manufacturing, or aeronautical or automotive engineering if you have a strong interest in manufacturing. We may also require civil engineers for construction roles.



Engage in a learning programme, delivered by an industry-recognised provider. Develop core skills and technical expertise tailored to your programme.


Learn and grow from industry-leading experts with your personal and professional development as their focus – together, we achieve great things!


Join a community of Graduates and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and a summer ball – there’s lots to enjoy!


Apply your degree. Lead crucial projects. Make an impact across your two-year programme. Become a rounded professional and unlock your future career.

What to expect

Our two-year Graduate programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional training and development. We encourage you to think big, showcase creativity and innovation. Learn from industry experts and support networks, who are there for you every step of the way. Develop your core skills through our Graduate curriculum, build experiences through the opportunities on offer at Jaguar Land Rover, and improve your technical expertise through learning tailored to your programme.


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

Find out more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion at Jaguar Land Rover.

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Current opportunities


Please register your interest in the 2024 programme below.


Please note that we reserve the right to close our programmes earlier than advertised, based on the volume of applications received, so we strongly advise you to apply early.



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