Duration: 2 years

Make the future move. That’s what we do here. And we do it by driving change, breaking new ground and pioneering every element of our production process. A heritage brand that’s driving the future of automotive, we imagine the possibilities and then we reimagine them: over and over again. It makes for a dynamic environment with incredible scope and all the freedom you need to explore it.

Ambitious, innovative and determined people thrive here, diving in to get a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications that powers progressive careers. Ours is meaningful, purposeful work that has scope far beyond the vehicle industry and you’ll be well placed to accelerate it. Think big. Learn from your colleagues. And make more of every opportunity.



Innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of everything we do. Stamping Group combines both Engineering and Production Operations, responsible for the manufacture of Tooling and the production of quality Pressed parts to our customers’ satisfaction. The Engineering team work closely with both Design and Body Engineering to realise the unique Jaguar and Land Rover styling cues and the functional requirements of the major pressed parts that make up the body complete structure. Our teams use the latest technology to model both the forming of flat sheet metal into a finished part but also how presses, tooling and automation work in unison to produce parts at the most efficient rate possible. During your Graduate Scheme you will be based at the Halewood Press Shop, the largest of the three stamping facilities within the JLR Group, constructed of ten press lines, two blanking lines and a full Toolroom capability. Whether you join our Facilities Engineering, Die and Maintenance Launch or Production Control and Quality team you’ll be supported to develop your expertise and knowledge to prepare you for a fast-paced and exciting career in manufacturing.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).

Manufacturing Engineering

Here, there’s no rule book. We tore it up and we’re rethinking everything we do, innovating the lean and agile processes that deliver more, for less, faster than ever.

Our Manufacturing Engineering team design, develop and operate integrated product systems that deliver high quality, competitive products. Right now, they’re defining the future of movement by bringing design and commissioning back in house, taking ownership in a way that feels more like a start-up. Joining them over 24 months, your rotation will take you through facility design, mechanical and electrical engineering, a project delivery role and time at our new Technology Centre.

This is only the beginning. Make of it all what you will.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).


To make pioneering programmes and innovative vehicles, we first have to make pioneering, innovative Manufacturing Programme Engineers. That starts with giving you career-building insight into everything from an initial concept to finished mass production, exposure to key stakeholders from across the group and beyond, and hands on learning and structured training designed to power all-round development.

Rotation is structured to give you exposure to critical manufacturing experiences, from Strategy, through Concept Confirmation and Industrialisation, to Launch & Mass Production.

It’s a powerful environment in which to learn. Everyone here is empowered to drive the business, and you’ll be encouraged and supported to work cross-functionally and collaboratively, end-to-end, to deliver the most sustainable manufacturing solutions.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).

Plant MP&L (Material Planning & Logistics)

Join us where we’re driving the future of logistics forward, faster than ever, to deliver the future of movement. Here in Solihull, our teams manage parts logistics from global suppliers, from material flow through to parts delivery and vehicle planning for production halls.

Joining them as a pivotal member of the team, you’ll get hands on experience across our business, working with Purchasing, Supplier Development, Manufacturing, 3PL, Transport, Packaging and Finance to shape how we work towards Industry 4.0 and the factory of the future. And you’ll do that over two years and two placements, guided by your manager to find where you can grow best.

Working in different, dynamic environments, using a mix of logistics toolsets, learning problem-solving and data analysis techniques and engaging with all training will power your technical knowledge across the board. All the freedom you need to challenge how we work and influence innovation are right here, right now.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).

Trim and Final

Join our Trim and Final team who are responsible for ensuring the equipment for assembling our vehicles is optimised to meet our production order books and produce the vehicles at the optimum quality and cost levels. Graduates will be primarily based within our Final Assembly Maintenance central planning office using our many data streams to identify underperforming assets and then designing, planning and implementing improvement activities.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).

Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)

Join our Special Vehicle Operations team who are responsible for the most luxury and specialist vehicles across the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio. We’re home to a range of diverse business areas and skillsets and you will have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience during the graduate programme. As a Manufacturing Graduate in SVO you could be working in a number of teams from Launch to Quality in a role in one of the following areas:

Special Vehicles (SV) – This team bring to life our luxury and performance halo derivatives of core models. Our team of experts look after our commissioning suite, where customers can configure bespoke vehicles.

Event Vehicle Operations (EVO) - We are trusted providers of specialised vehicle preparation and event services to the entire business. Our team prepare vehicles for all of our key events including motor shows, press drives and magazine shoots.

Degree requirements

Engineering and STEM (excluding Biology/Life Science).



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.


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

Meet our people


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.


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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