I’m not only changing the way people drive cars, but also the way we design cars of the future.



Whatever programme you decide to join, you’ll be starting your journey to a fantastic career. Our award-winning schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning. And a passion for pioneering. Ambitious, innovative and determined people, who respect our heritage and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, our undergraduates work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.

Our undergraduate placements will intensify your curiosity over a period of either 6 or 12 months. The reality of the projects we’ll immerse you in will surprise you. This is real-world experience that will prepare you for a rapidly changing world. Show us your passion and performance, and we may give you the opportunity to progress onto our graduate programme.

Our programmes


This programme is now closed for our 2020 intake, we will be open again in September 2020 for our 2021 intake.

This programme is a lesson in design that ignites the world’s passion. Jaguar Land Rover is a pioneer of sleek, modern vehicles ahead of their time because we have the insights. We predict global trends before they occur and will use them to fuel your creativity. You’ll learn how to perfect your use of 2D and 3D media to deliver products that set our customers’ pulses racing time and again. From the Defender and the XJ to the Evoque and the F-TYPE, our design team has produced some of the most recognisable vehicles ever made, from the interiors to the exteriors, colour & materials to the Interface design.

A design degree is required.

Studio Modelling

Enter a truly fascinating and exciting stage of automotive design and development and play a major role in taking appealing and inspirational ideas from initial concept into production. Whether it’s in our virtual or physical world, you will translate concepts and data into physical models, digital models or computer generated animations. All with the aim of solving the problems that will shape the final scintillating design.

A design degree is required.


The sweeping curves and celebrated styles of our vehicles would be nothing without the craftsmanship of our Design Technical teams working in these three innovative disciplines:

Surfacing – detailed 3D A-Surface geometry honouring design intent while delivering manufacturing feasibility.

Studio Engineering – a team of highly skilled whole vehicle engineers managing the critical interactions between Design, Engineering and Vehicle Attribute teams, with the aim to deliver a feasible Design intent.

Cubing - interfacing closely with Surfacing and Studio Engineering, the Cubing team's role is the production of highly accurate 1:1 scale models for the assessment of quality interface craftsmanship and production surfaces.

Degree requirements include Design or Engineering - Surfacing, Studio, Cubing Engineering.

Please be aware that we may close some programmes earlier than others depending on the volume of applications received.


You must be a student in your penultimate year and returning to your final year of study following the placement, or applying for a 12-month placement as a formal part of your degree course. 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.


At Jaguar Land Rover, the learning never stops. We believe that life gets better when you learn new skills. That is why we are committed to lifelong learning. We encourage every one of our employees to extend their skills and knowledge through a range of first class programmes.

You can gain any qualification you dare to. These schemes make people’s lives better, enhance careers and are vital in shaping the future of the company.

It is essential that people are curious about things and take their own development seriously, in order to be better equipped to move into different roles, projects or career paths. The value of our people lies in their continued development and in our commitment to invest in their learning and growth in order that they can optimise their performance, whatever their role.

An essential ingredient in our success is the creation of an environment where managers actively share what they are learning and encourage others to grow and where they coach and mentor others to maximise their team’s performance. That’s why we are building The Jaguar Land Rover Learning Academy; a home for lifelong learning. We are creating engaging, relevant and personalised learning content and experiences that can impact personal, team and organisational performance. Here, we are seeking to enable people to learn, create, grow and to support others to do the same; daring each other to embrace the changes and the challenges we face and ensure our future is bright.


  • Salary: £17,000 p.a (or approximately £326 per week)
  • Our Sponsorship Schemes also pay a bursary payment of £1,500 – on the understanding that you return for your placement the following year
  • 24 days’ annual leave for those on placements longer than 3 months
  • Mentoring and coaching from industry-leading experts
  • Personal development plan tailored to your ambitions
  • Undergraduate Community socials and events
  • Pension scheme
  • Privilege car purchase scheme
  • Access to gyms, crèches and numerous other on-site facilities

Meet some undergraduates


Forward Model Architects

“I’m so much better at preparing and planning projects in University thanks to the skills I’ve picked up here.”

I love being given the opportunity to develop in a globally recognised business. This has been so helpful when I’ve gone back to University. I’m so much better at preparing and planning projects thanks to the skills I’ve picked up here. I love being given the freedom to come up with ideas for the future and present them to management and even higher. When I applied here, I was amazed that I didn’t have to be a car fanatic to succeed here. Jaguar Land Rover want people with ideas, who are fascinated by overcoming technical and engineering challenges to benefit people and the planet.


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.



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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 Design Undergraduate 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