Jaguar Land Rover - Design Technical Graduate

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£29,000 per annum, plus a £2,000 joining bonus + benefits
West Midlands, Nationwide, Coventry
31st January 2020
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Graduate job

Creating the cars of tomorrow is a challenge around 40,000 passionate Jaguar Land Rover colleagues take on every day. The way cars are created and driven is changing. And we are leading that change. Our vision is for a cleaner, smarter, more connected world where autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles will replace the environmentally impactful world of the internal combustion engine. Throughout our history we have always taken on the challenges of creating the most prestigious, sustainable and desirable cars.


The beautiful shapes, sweeping curves and luxurious styles of our vehicles would be nothing without the accuracy in the technical set up and attention to craftsmanship. As part of the Design Technical group, you’ll help to produce the flourishing finishes that grab attention wherever they’re seen, while working as part of one of our key teams: Surfacing, Studio Engineering or Cubing Engineering.

As part of our Surfacing team, you’ll create and deliver feasible a-class surface data that achieve design intent. Using clay scans, package data, Computer Aided Design (CAD) concepts and hard points, you’ll create and release a-class geometry to support engineering feasibility requirements and the final production release. It will be down to you to deliver best in class crafted optical quality solutions into new vehicle programmes and generate concept schemes using state of the art CAD systems.

The Studio Engineering team is a team of highly skilled whole vehicle engineers who manage the critical interactions between design, engineering and vehicle attribute teams. You will support the Design team in delivering creative technical solutions to achieve the design intent, while working alongside the designers throughout the full development phase. With your strong technical background and creative mindset, you’ll generate concept schemes using state of the art CAD systems.

In the Cubing team, you’ll deliver highly accurate, detailed physical 1:1 scale Data Control Models (DCM) within challenging time scales and budgets and manage the generation of a virtual model to support key business gateways. You’ll project manage the design, construction, delivery and reviews for these properties. These models are the key support for quality data sign off, ahead of production tool release so a business and engineering-focused acumen is useful.

As a successful graduate applicant you will have ongoing support, a development programme which will build key business capabilities and behaviours as well as insight into Jaguar land Rover and its ways of working, and the opportunity to work alongside experienced Designers who will guide and support your growth into becoming an experienced member of the JLR Design community. This will give you the foundations you require to help us imagine the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and keep us at the forefront of automotive design.


Excellence runs throughout our entire business and we expect you to be the same. With a strong technical background and creative mindset, you’ll have excellent spatial awareness and the confidence to get involved in complex negotiations with engineering and design.

To join our Surfacing, Studio Engineering or Cubing Engineering teams, you’ll need a degree in Design or Engineering at 2:2 level or higher.

All applicants must upload a Design Portfolio to their application to be considered. This file must be no larger than 5MB.


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.

Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. You’ll receive a competitive salary of £29,000 per annum, a £2,000 joining bonus, along with a generous holiday allowance. There are a range of other benefits and regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.

Play your part – apply now!

Jaguar Land Rover will not support any applications for visa sponsorship for this role and applicants must have the unrestricted right to work in the UK for an indefinite period.

Jaguar Land Rover is a multisite business and our opportunities could be based at any of our UK sites.

On making your application please use your personal email address and NOT a university or school address.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportuntities for all.

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