UNDERGRADUATE Product engineering


Duration: 12 months

Location: West Midlands (Multiple Sites), Manchester

Salary: £19,492

Our strong heritage in engineering means we’re best placed to power the future of movement. And right now, we’re putting more energy than ever into reimagining what that looks like. It makes for meaningful work that’s always evolving in an environment that is collaborative, open, diverse and dynamic. We’re engineering the future of movement.

The scale of our knowledge and expertise informs our ambition. So the scope to take us even further, faster, is unlimited. Our Engineering undergraduates don’t just get to define modern luxury design that is better for the planet. We invest in them with an ever-evolving range of training and technology, wrapped up in a collaborative approach to developing their skills and knowledge where career development is decided in consultation.

Here, you’ll get to put your theory into practice on real life projects. You’ll start to build a professional network that is as supportive as it is social: there’s a wealth of expertise to share and a willingness to help each other learn. And from the start, you’ll be guided to make sure you get out as much as you put in.



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Our future-focused vehicles incorporate some of the most advanced technology in everyday use on the planet, utilising software that is essential in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), Infotainment and new electric propulsion. That puts our Software Engineers at the heart of innovating world-class products, and at the forefront of moving automotive.

As a successful undergraduate in this area of engineering, you will work alongside experienced engineers who will guide and support your growth into becoming an experienced member of the software engineering community.

During your placement, you’ll work within one of our software teams to deliver best quality, reliable features that delight customers – gaining valuable insight into robust design and implementation and advanced validation techniques or developing tools and processes to support the work of our engineering teams. Along the way, you could find yourself operating within our body chassis, vehicle engineering, engineering operations, powertrain, digital products platform (DPP) or research divisions.


What you'll need

You will need to be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in software engineering, computer science, cyber engineering or a related discipline.

Equally importantly, you will require a real passion for problem solving and the curiosity to understand business challenges and deliver innovative solutions, backed by strong numerical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to champion new initiatives.

what you'll need

Please note that our undergraduate placement opportunities are open only to penultimate-year students (those who will be returning to their final year of study after their placement with us). All our undergraduate programmes have a fixed start date, commencing 3 July 2023.

You need to be on track for a 2:2 or above. Please only apply to one of our undergraduate programmes. We want you to be confident in the path you’ve chosen – using your qualifications, developing your skills and appealing to your interest.



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


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 Undergraduates and early careers hires. From rock-climbing and football to coffee roulettes and festive fun – there’s lots to enjoy!


Deliver on crucial projects. Gain real experiences to enhance your degree. Make an impact and you’ll fast-track your offer to join our Graduate scheme.

What to expect

Our Undergraduate 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 experiences which will provide you with real-life industry insights to support you in the completion of your degree. On successful completion of the undergraduate programme, you will be considered for a place on one of our graduate programmes.


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.



We’re always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the Undergraduate Programme, or if there’s anything else you’d like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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