Graduate Opportunity

Product Engineering - Hardware & Mechatronics Graduates

Gaydon, Warwickshire. Multiple vacancies.

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We’re reimagining the future of movement. Our vision of a sustainable future of modern luxury by design is at the heart of our next generation thinking and our new generation of talent. Pioneering apprentices, change-driving undergraduates and ground-breaking graduates all play their part. 

Together with everyone who proudly works at Jaguar Land Rover, you can be the future of movement. Going from A-B is changing, for good. Can you take us there?

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Hardware & Mechatronics

Hardware & Mechatronics engineering is responsible for all aspects of vehicle delivery. From defining features and attributes, integrating complex devices (that control electromechanical systems) and for the detailed engineering design, release and verification processes which results in our award-winning products that provide the experiences our customers love for life.

Hardware and Mechatronics is at the heart of all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and fundamental to how we respond to the future challenges in the automotive industry. From the vehicle dynamics and off-road capability (key differentiators for Jaguar Land Rover) through to noise vibration harshness (NVH), the door systems and headlamps, to glazing and seats, our engineers focus on everything from mechanical design, integration and system engineering to ensure detailed execution and the highest levels of craftsmanship.
We believe in delivering outstanding customer experiences. This is supported by the creative and innovative skills of our people as well as the range of tools and processes we use. Failure mode and effect analysis is fundamental to provide safety critical, high performing and high-quality systems for our customers. Through the design and verification process you will utilise both Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) toolsets to deliver the engineering specifications, and with world class System Engineering tools, assist us in designing our electromechanical control systems. 
As the customers vehicle interactions become more automated, an increasing amount of interactions with the mechanical systems are controlled with electronic modules. So, in order to Reimagine Jaguar Land Rover, the team needs to think differently, bringing a new mindset & capability.  Innovation is key.  Graduates help introduce a different mindset and skills set into the team and importantly challenge the way we do things.  

On the Hardware and Mechatronics graduate programme you will be assigned to one of the following teams: Body & Chassis, Vehicle Engineering, Product Engineering Operations (PE Ops) or Research. Based on the information you provide we will allocate you to an appropriate team. You will be assigned based on a number of factors, suitability being our main aim, as this will ideally be the job you will do at the end of the programme. However, if we didn't find your best fit, we will look to allocate you to a permanent job within the Core Engineering, balancing business and individual preference.

On completion of the scheme you could find yourself in one of the following areas:

Core Engineering

Core Engineering builds the precision and pride into every vehicle that inspires loyalty in our customers. Every conceivable aspect of the manufacturing process is overseen, refined and continuously improved and reinvented here.

Body & Chassis Engineering

Body & Chassis Engineering is where the vehicle design and character become the actual product. It’s the Engineering's role to provide our customers a great car to look at, live with and live in, which is both safe and sustainable. This requires engineering excellence, precision, and attention to detail. 

Body Engineering is everything that you touch and see in the car. The Body commodities are Lids, Doors, Structures, Cabin and Safety, Cockpit, Climate, Seats, Exteriors, Lighting and Glazing & Roofs. The Body attributes areas are Perceived Quality, Materials & Sustainability, and Vehicle Safety.

Chassis Engineering is everything that moves you in the car to provide a wonderful driving experience on and off road and to deliver wonderful dynamics and motion control systems for every situation. The Chassis commodities are Axle Group, Steering Function, Brakes Engineering and Suspension Function. The Chassis attributes area looks after Driving Dynamics and Off-Road Capability.

Vehicle Engineering (VE)

Vehicle Engineering is the key technical department for the product creation process leading the engineering from concept to customer. We manage the technical content of programmes, balancing customer attributes and commodities to achieve delivery of content to launch and to create vehicles that provide customers with 'experiences they will love for life'. Vehicle Engineering is organised into three specific disciplines: Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA), Forward Model architecture (FMA), and Vehicle Integration and Attributes.

Product Engineering Operations (PE Ops)

Product Engineering Operations underpin technical innovation and product delivery with engineering delivery, tools and processes and specialist technical services to deliver our world class products. We are a diverse team that harnesses a variety of skill sets, from information management and data analytics, to building and testing prototypes.

We are fundamentally involved at every stage of the engineering process, and are driving an exciting transformation in the way we Engineer and deliver our products with class leading technology and quality.


Research covers all the different engineering elements that make up the car in the early stages of discovery, feasibility and invention. The team focuses on problem solving difficult scientific and engineering problems, doing technical feasibility, building prototypes (both physical and software), and creating proof of concepts. The team drives about 1/3 of new innovation patents for Jaguar Land Rover and is the driving spirit of innovation.

Reimagine Jaguar

The Jaguar Product Team is responsible for Product Strategy, Product Engineering, Programme Delivery and Product Lifecycle for all new Jaguar products. The Hardware & Mechatronics team within this will lead the development of class leading commodities and systems in conjunction with our external Engineering Partners. Redefining Jaguar as a luxury pure-electric brand is a core component of our Reimagine strategy and you will be responsible for helping to turn this strategy into reality.  

Special Operations (SO)

SO Special Operations is responsible for the most luxury and specialist vehicles within the premium brands of Jaguar and Land Rover. SO is home to diverse business areas and skillsets and you will have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience during the graduate programme to suit your interests and skills.

SO comprises the following 5 areas:

  • Special Vehicles (SV) - offers luxury and performance halo derivatives of Core models.
  • Vehicle Personalisation - offers Accessories, Commercial vehicles, Armoured vehicles,  SV Premium Palette Paint and SV Bespoke vehicles.

  • Classic - Classic restores and recreates the most iconic past Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and maintains parts supply for classics. 

  • Event Vehicle Operations (EVO) - trusted providers of specialised vehicle preparation and event services to the whole business.

  • Commercial – focuses on the Marketing, Sales, Communications and Service.

What’s required:

Excellence runs throughout our entire business, and we expect you to be the same. You will have or expect to achieve a 2:2 degree or higher in one of the following: Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or Mechatronics. More importantly is a passion for problem solving, the curiosity to understand a business problem and explore innovative solutions, the confidence to champion new initiatives, strong numerical skills and be an excellent communicator.

Rewards and Benefits

You will:

Join us on a starting salary of £29,000, you’ll also receive a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to Jaguar Land Rover. 
A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits such as our privilege car purchase scheme, our pension scheme and access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.

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Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce.
Please be aware that we close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme please apply early.

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £29,000 + £2,000 sign on bonus + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Gaydon, Warwickshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Software
  • Systems

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