Early Careers Programme Spotlight-Jaguar Land Rover, Electronics and Complex Systems Engineering Graduate programme

Written by Zoe Cresswell

Here at Developing a Student, we aim to showcase the best possible employment opportunities for young people throughout the UK. This is why we are proud to shine the spotlight on Jaguar Land Rover, who are committed to supporting young people with education and development. They have a number of open graduate and undergraduate programmes currently available, including roles in their Design, Engineering and Digital/IT departments. Today we focus on an exciting opportunity within their Engineering department. 

Early careers programme  

Jaguar Land Rover offer several routes through their early careers programmes from supporting schools and apprentices to undergraduates and graduates. At Jaguar Land Rover they ‘believe today’s curious young minds are tomorrow’s engineers, designers, and innovators’ which is why they have provided numerous opportunities for young people to progress with them. The early careers programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career. 

Electronics and Complex Systems Engineering Graduate programme 

Jaguar Land Rover have provided a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified young professional to join their team on their Electronics and Complex Systems Engineering Graduate programme. 

Programme Duration – 2 years 

Location – Gaydon, Manchester or Shannon. All employees are required to spend time in different departments at a number of company locations in order to meet the needs of the business. 

Salary – Circa £29,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus 

The Electronics and Complex Systems engineering teams are responsible for designing and developing complex systems and their components. The teams within Electronics and Complex Systems are: Body & Chassis, Electrical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain, Product Engineering Operations (PE Ops) and Research. 

Your first 6-month placement of 4 will be with your ‘home’ team, which will be assigned to you based on a number of factors, suitability being our main aim. Based on the information you will be allocated to an appropriate ‘home’ team, as this will ideally be the job you will do at the end of the programme. 

During your placements there are many different projects that you could be engaged in from day one including electronics product delivery or development. As a graduate in Electronic and Complex Systems area you will have the opportunity to work on the most advanced technologies, applying all you have learned so far in real life products whilst having the perfect blend of personal and professional development. You will build up your technical expertise and capability to perform confidently in your business area and role. 

On completion of the scheme, you could become an experienced member of the electronics engineering community in Body & Chassis, Electrical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain, Product Engineering Operations or Research. 

 Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering. They use world class processes to create innovative British craftsmanship and engineering excellence, shaping an industry that’s accelerating faster than ever.  

Jaguar Land Rover are passionate about people, believing today’s curious young minds are tomorrow’s engineers, designers, and innovators. They are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture that is representative of their customers and society, and lead their industry in championing equality through multiple partnerships and campaigns. 

Jaguar Land Rover pride themselves on their culture in which all of their employees can be their authentic self at work, and reach their full potential. 

The recruitment Process 

In order to make sure the successful applicant is the right fit for the company, Jaguar Land Rover have a thorough application and selection process.  

The process is designed to be as fair and straightforward as possible and Jaguar Land Rover provide some valuable hints and tips to help you make the most out of your application. 

If you would like to apply for this role or take a look at other graduate and undergraduate opportunities provided by Jaguar Land Rover, you can do so by visiting our graduate jobs board. If you want to find out more about Jaguar Land Rover, you can also take a look at their company profile. 

Last Updated: Sunday November 28 2021
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