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Supplier Technical Assistence Engineering Graduate

Grade C, local Nitra

Salary:  From 1250 eur monthly, 13th salary, 0-15% yearly bonus, other benefits according JLR rules



The Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) team is responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our vehicles, ensuring we deliver excellence. As a graduate you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in almost every aspect of one of our vehicles’ life cycle.  


PROGRAMME: Twenty-four months split into five placements, which are: Manufacturing (1st month), STA SPQ, STA Senior Engineer, STA New Model Launch and Purchasing.

  • Placement 1: 1st month you will spend in Manufacturing as operator to gain some experience how to build a car (working on shift base is required)
  • Placement 2: Next 7 months you will be in STA SPQ department (Supplier Parts Quality). During this period your role will be STA Inspector, Group Leader, Shift Engineer. Your responsibility will be to manage supplier quality issues to D3 level (as part of 8D report)
  • Placement 3: 6 months period where you will be in role of STA Senior Engineer – active communication with suppliers, checking the supplier`s 8D reports and follow up actions to close 8D report with supplier.
  • Placement 4: Another 6 months period you will stay in STA Site Team (New Model Launch Engineer/Supplier Management Engineer). During this time you will visit JLR suppliers and working on introduction of new products at supplier site but also to manage changes in serial production at supplier side.
  • Placement 5: Your last 4 months placement will be on Purchasing department, where you will be in Buyer role.


Upon completion of the scheme you will have a possibility join the STA team as an engineer with permanent contract.



There are many stakeholders including our suppliers who collaborate to create our products, and you’ll be able to gain exposure to many of these through structured placements. During your placements, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experiences, including: 

  • Managing the quality, development and implementation of new and existing components from our supply base. 
  • Developing your problem-solving skills through part quality concerns, from new vehicle introduction
  • through to warranty support on our vehicles. 
  • Assessing of processes and design feasibility to suit manufacturing requirements. 
  • Analysing timing plans for component and facility delivery, as part of cross-functional teams. 
  • Having genuine responsibility in supporting supplier selection and management. 
  • Applying Lean Manufacturing and Design principles in suppliers’ facilities. 
  • Determining process capability of equipment, including Dimensional Management applications. 
  • Manufacturing assessments and diagnostics of new and existing supplier manufacturing facilities, including within European locations. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key contacts within the supply base and the Jaguar Land Rover community.
  • Upon completion of the scheme you will have a possibility join the STA team as an engineer



Excellence runs throughout our entire business. We expect you to be the same. You should be currently studying for, or have achieved, a degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing, any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths).


You’ll be a person who doesn’t shy away and grasps opportunity firmly with both hands, and can demonstrate leadership experience and responsibility in managing projects, this will make you the perfect fit. If you have technical experience or exposure to the engineering industry through a past placement, or an ongoing interest in the automotive industry, then this may also support your application.  

We are looking for graduates with strong communication skills, who can present confidently whilst being eager to learn. Organisation, time-keeping and self-motivation are also attributes you must possess, and we’ll also need you to have a full driving license for commuting between sites and suppliers.  



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


Find out what to expect at each stage of the process along with some hints and tips.


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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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