GRADUATE CORPORATE PROGRAMME

CORPORATE GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Duration: 2 years

We offer next-generation graduates, next-generation careers: opportunities that balance personal and professional development, that deliver purpose and develop potential, and that offer all the stability and security of a heritage brand that is at the forefront of an industry moving faster than ever. This is where you can define the future.

Along the way, you’ll build your network. You’ll benefit from a dedicated graduate development team whose focus is to equip you for the future. And you won’t only watch your career grow in an industry where the potential is exponential: you’ll be in the driving seat as you go from A to B to Z and beyond. And you’ll do it as part of a team that is shaping the future.

Pathways

GLOBAL PURCHASING

On the surface, we create value by driving quality, cost, delivery, innovation and sustainability. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that we lead supplier performance excellence to deliver a razor-sharp competitive edge. And we do it on a global scale. We’re connectors and facilitators, oiling the vehicle design and engineering process by enabling the reliable supply of quality components to our colleagues in manufacturing. We’re also specialists.

Supplier Technical Assistance

Our STA teams are building the future of movement right here, right now. Ensuring every part in every car meets our exceptional quality standards offers graduates incredible scope to get involved with almost every aspect of a car’s production lifecycle. Along the way, you’ll build a global network, develop problem-solving skills and manage quality concerns on everything from new vehicles to warranty support. It’s both a technical and tactical role in which you’ll have all the freedom and support you need to develop at pace.

Production Purchasing

Our Purchasing teams operate in international markets negotiating complex commercial deals. And you’ll do the same from day one, joining us as a Buyer with your own portfolio of commodities. It’s a business-critical area that presents challenges as diverse as our products, from developing supplier strategies to managing relationships, to sourcing new products and negotiating costs. Process improvement and sustainability are key areas of focus for us, essential to driving innovation and achieving our world-leading ambitions. And our relentless focus on learning more and thinking bigger means you’ll develop world class negotiating and influencing skills along the way.

Degree requirements

STA - You should be currently studying for, or have achieved, a degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing, any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths), and have achieved or are on track for at least a 2:2.

Production Purchasing - Alongside a 2:2 degree (or higher) in Business; Economics; Supply Chain & Logistics; or other STEM, you’ll have strong numerical and analytical competence, the ability to work effectively in a challenging environment and possess a never-ending commitment to delivering results. As travel between sites and suppliers will be required, a full driving license is also essential.

IT - Software Engineering

We believe that all of our customers deserve a great connected digital experience, and you have a chance to be a part of realising that vision. The teams here at the Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) are on a journey to transform the digital future of Jaguar Land Rover, designing and building innovative systems and products for one of the world’s leading luxury automotive brands in new and exciting ways. Our Software Over The Air (SOTA) platform has delivered over 1 million software updates to customers vehicles. Our subscription platform has enabled over 100k customers to enjoy our connected vehicle services. And we’ve built systems that help JLR engineers design and build our vehicles more effectively.

Our work is exciting, dynamic and can be high pressure. But we never compromise on our values. As a Software Engineer here, you’ll work on live projects from day one, learning from experienced, multi-disciplinary engineers as we transform how we build and operate digital vehicles.

Degree requirements

To be eligible for this pathway, you must have or be on track for a 2:2 degree of higher in Computer Science, IT or other technology focussed subject.

HR

From attraction and recruitment through onboarding and the whole way to retirement, we are all about looking after our people. Right now, in the spirit of our overarching Reimagine ethos, we’re driving an ambitious people transformation agenda that reflects how fast we’re transforming as a business. In fact, we’re not just moving into the future, we are moving the future.

The next-generation of luxury, sustainable cars will be powered by our next-generation of talent. And that’s where you come in, learning from colleagues, thinking bigger and driving us all forward.

You could find yourself working with People Transformation or Process Optimisation team.

People Transformation

Our People Transformation team sits within the Organisation Design Centre of Expertise focuses on delivering the roll out of Agile working practices, change management, and takes the lead on organisation design. You’ll be at the forefront of people transformation and gain a high level of exposure to a variety of key cross functional stakeholders whilst generating new ideas to engage the business and deploy the People Transformation agenda across the business.

Process Optimisation

Only by transforming the digital experience of our employees and creating efficient HR processes can we enable all teams, across the business, to focus on achieving their objectives and competitive advantage for Jaguar Land Rover. Process Optimisation Graduates will work at pace to deliver value to our stakeholders across HR and the wider business focusing on driving the Employee Digital experience and HR efficiency through the optimisation of HR processes and the development of digital and automated solutions.

Degree requirements

You will have or expect to achieve a 2:2 degree or higher in any discipline however, we are particularly keen to receive applications from students with Business Studies or Human Resource Management; and UI/UX Design for the Optimisation roles and Psychology or Sociology for the Transformation roles.

Finance

In the West Midlands, our industry-leading Finance teams are powering the future of movement by delivering the supporting strategies that make next-generation luxury, innovative and sustainable vehicles possible. Joining them, you’ll do all that too from day one, picking up specialist, commercial and project skills as you partner the business, support projects and provide financial analysis.

This early careers programme is shaped to empower your personal and professional development, to grow your network, establish career-building relationships and to push the boundaries of your creative potential.

That begins with support specifically tailored to your role, wherever you join us. Over two years and through two placements that are guided by your personal career ambitions, you could gain experience in Business Partnering, Management Information & Analytics, Global Financial Shared Services or Group Finance. You’ll be exposed to all areas of the business, get a thorough grounding in accountancy fundamentals, achieve industry qualifications and the confidence to look ahead to a leadership role.

Degree requirements

To be eligible for this graduate programme, you need to have obtained or be on track for a 2:2 degree qualification in one of the following; Economics, Business Studies, Finance, Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

INDIGITAL

InDigital is helping to shape the future of our global business by transforming us into a data-driven, digitally focussed company. From global projects to organisational design, delivery costs to quality targets, the team is helping to create a more agile, flexible and data-savvy business. Our vision is to become a digital leader and InDigital will act as the core engine, delivering digital initiatives at pace, in collaboration with IT, and transforming the business to achieve our Reimagine global strategy.

Join InDigital and you’ll be part of a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial team that’s at the forefront of Jaguar Land Rover innovation. You’ll be contributing to pioneering projects, solving complex commercial problems and influencing every aspect of our business. You’ll be creating an environment for future growth and success. And you’ll be helping to develop the skills and culture that will turn us into a digital powerhouse.

WHAT TO EXPECT

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online

Complete your application by telling us about you and your background. You’ll be screened on meeting the entry requirements for the programme.

Online Application and Psychometric Tests

  • Situational judgement test
  • Numerical reasoning test
  • Verbal reasoning test
  • Diagrammatical reasoning test
  • Match 6.5 personality profiling test

Virtual Technical Presentation

Here we’ll be looking for you to demonstrate your technical knowledge. Ahead of your assessment you’ll be provided with a brief help you prepare.

In our assessment process we will be looking for evidence of key behaviours and characteristics that are important for success in our business. We will share these with you ahead of your assessment to help you prepare.

Face to Face Assessment

  • 90 minute assessment
  • Motivational interview (30 minutes) including reasons to join Jaguar Land Rover and understanding of the industry
  • Behavioural Interview (30 minutes)

In our assessment process we will be looking for evidence of key behaviours and characteristics that are important for success in our business. We will share these with you ahead of your assessment to help you prepare.

Offer

Candidates that make it through all the steps successfully will be offered a place on the programme.

Meet some graduates

Sonia

Sonia
Women in Engineering Sponsorship Scheme

“I always wanted to work with cars because I wanted to have an impact on how cars interact with society and how we can change the impact we have on the environment.”

The freedom you get here is great. I’ve been encouraged to go and meet new people, explore possibilities and try new things. What I’ve seen here has really opened my eyes. The investment in R&D is incredible. And the level of detail we go into blows my mind. One of my favourite events is the weekly Electrical Graduate Breakfast Forum. This is where apprentices, graduates and undergraduates all get together to talk about the challenges we are working on and share hints and tips. It’s a brilliant networking opportunity and a great way to build your knowledge and career.

Victor

Victor
Controls and Calibration Engineer

“For me Jaguar Land Rover is the perfect blend of passionate people in a supportive culture, all with a clear aim to change the way the world moves.”

The induction day really set the tone for what it’s like to work here. The presenter on the day told us that more will happen in the automotive industry in the next five years than the last 50 years! I’m an undergraduate on a years’ placement. I’ve only been here for eight weeks, but I’ve seen so much that brings that statement to life. I’ve seen how our commitment to making sure every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020 is being brought to life in everything we do.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

All programmes are currently closed but you can register your interest below.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

 
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Contact the recruitment team

We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the Corporate Graduate opportunities, 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.

Email: graduate@jaguarlandrover.com

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