Early Careers Programme Spotlight-Jaguar Land Rover, Software Undergraduate 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 several 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 IT 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. 

Software Undergraduate programme

Jaguar Land Rover have provided a fantastic opportunity for a developing student to join their team on their Software Undergraduate programme. 

Programme Duration – 12 Months 

Location – Gaydon, Manchester or Shannon. All employees are required to spend time in different departments at several company locations to meet the business’s needs. 

Salary – Circa £17,000 

The software engineering teams at Jaguar Land Rover are responsible for designing and developing the software running both inside and outside of the vehicle, supporting all of the features a customer expects from a Jaguar Land Rover product. Software is key to driving technological advances, whether in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, Infotainment or new Electric Propulsion.  Software Engineers are fundamental to the future of Jaguar Land Rover in creating world-class products, and you are invited to join them.  

The Software teams use iterative and concurrent engineering approaches to provide robust software innovation and integration and many techniques, including model-based software development and code writing. You could create these models, the code, or provide support and guidance to our suppliers to ensure robust products and experiences are delivered. 

You will be involved in live projects from day one, which could include automation and infrastructure. You could be part of the team implementing a cloud-based infrastructure – providing the tools and environment for large software teams to collaborate and work within. This environment could be created using Elastic cloud architectures, infrastructure as code, and various scripting languages. Alternatively, you could be working in low-level software development, ensuring the in-vehicle computer systems have the best balance of performance. Low-Level boot charts, balancing processor core loading and refining fast boot processes are areas you will focus on to produce the best in-vehicle performance. 

During your placement, you will get to develop both experience and insight into our approach whilst working in one of the following Software teams: 

  • Core Engineering 
  • Body & Chassis 
  • Electrical 
  • Powertrain 
  • Product Engineering Operations 
  • Research 

Regardless of which team you join, you’ll be at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover’s Software strategy, bringing to life concepts and turning them into reality. 

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 representing their customers and society and leading 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

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
Go to Top