Product Engineering: Hardware and Mechatronics Graduate - Jaguar Land Rover
PROGRAMME DURATION: 2 years
LOCATION: Gaydon, Whitley, Ryton, or The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) at Warwick University.
Hybrid working is potentially available, depending on the area and manager. JLR is a multi-site business and you’ll be required to spend time working with different departments at several locations.
A graduate programme at JLR gives you access to some of the most innovative and visionary industry experts, networking opportunities and invaluable industry insight. By the time you finish the programme, you’ll play a vital part in JLR’s future and build the exceptional long-term career you’ve proved you're capable of.
Arrive with ambition. Grow with freedom.
Hardware & Mechatronics
Hardware and Mechatronics is at the heart of all JLR vehicles and fundamental to how we address evolving engineering challenges. Our vehicle dynamics and off-road capability really sets us apart, but we also focus on noise vibration harshness, door systems, headlamps, glazing and seats, with a remit spanning mechanical design, integration and systems engineering.
Our mission is to deliver 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 are fundamental to providing safety-critical, high-performing and high-quality systems for our customers. Throughout the design and verification process, you will utilise both Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) toolsets to deliver engineering specifications, with world-class system engineering tools to assist you in designing electromechanical control systems.
During the Hardware & Mechatronics Graduate Programme, you could work in one of the following departments: Engineering Body Chassis (EBC), Engineering Vehicle (EV), Engineering Operations (EO), Engineering Research (ER), Engineering Propulsion (EP) or Vehicle Programmes. You will be allocated to a department based on personal preferences and business needs.
Engineering Body Chassis (EBC)
The EBC department is responsible for most of what you see and touch in our cars. We work closely with the creative studios to translate award-winning concepts into engineering reality, factoring in performance, manufacturability, sustainability, cost and weight. Our remit spans lids, doors, structures, cabin and safety, cockpit, climate, seats, exteriors, lighting, glazing and roofs.
From day one, you will be part of a team and will be personally responsible for developing real-world engineering solutions. You will learn tools, engineering methodologies and techniques to create and optimise engineering solutions that will enrich your capability, raise your profile and accelerate your development as an engineer. This will involve working on new products and enhancing current products from the basic science all the way through to the customer’s hands.
Engineering Vehicle (EV)
EV is the key technical department for the product creation process: leading engineering innovation from concept to customer, managing the technical content of programmes, and balancing customer attributes and commodities to deliver and launch world class products.
In particular, EV drives the creation and control of vehicle architectures, conducts diverse technical projects and concept studies, and champions end-to-end vehicle efficiency improvements, whilst integrating systems to ensure the seamless delivery of futureproofed cars.
Within EV you could find yourself working in a number of different technical areas such as: Vehicle Architecture, Vehicle Efficiency, Human Factors, Vehicle Integration, Vehicle Evaluation Team, Durability & Robustness, Noise Vibration & Harshness or Vehicle Dynamics.
Engineering Operations (EO)
EO underpins technical innovation and product delivery with programme management, tools and processes, plus specialist technical services to deliver our world-class products. A diverse team, EO harness a variety of skillsets, from project management, information management and data analytics to building and testing prototypes. EO are fundamentally involved at every state 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.
You could find yourself working as a prototype rotating machine installation engineer or power electronics testing engineer. Whatever your role, you will enjoy an exceptional opportunity to gain a hands-on experience of future technologies on business-critical projects, supporting us to exceed our customers' expectations.
Engineering Research (ER)
We research, explore and develop technical solutions and innovations that will address the future needs, challenges and expectations of the world, our company and our customers. In short, we want to enable JLR’s transition to sustainable, modern luxury through advancing new technology and innovation that creates value.
The ER team is based at the University of Warwick campus within the NAIC. We have access to amazing collaborative spaces, a large engineering hall, multiple laboratories and workshops that help us create proof of concepts, prove our theories and the technologies we are exploring, and their scalability for automotive application.
Engineering Propulsion (EP)
Internal combustion engines have dominated automotive propulsion since cars were introduced, but we are reimagining the future. While continuing to refine the quality of our engines through to their end of life, we are rapidly expanding and delivering electrified projects, which are catering to demand today and tomorrow.
Our engineering propulsion teams are responsible for designing and developing world-class powerpacks, which include engines, transmissions, battery packs and electric drive units. In addition to the air path and thermal systems, which provide the driving force behind our vehicles, we design a broad array of electronic and software components.
Vehicle Programmes (VP)
Our mission is to integrate the enterprise to deliver commercially successful products on time and to quality standards, which fulfil our brand and customer promise throughout their lifecycles. As such, we work with all areas across JLR to release our product programmes, so roles with VP offer wide-ranging exposure to the business.
VP offers a truly cross-functional experience, through product strategy to programme management, business performance, cross-carline and commodity strategy, and programme purchasing.
You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in mechanical, electronic, electrical, software, chemical, aeronautical, automotive, material or environmental engineering, aerospace computer science, mechatronics, maths or physics.
In addition, you will have a real passion for problem-solving and the curiosity to understand business challenges and deliver innovative solutions. You will also have strong numerical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to champion new initiatives.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
Our 2024 graduate programme salary is £31,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to JLR. After two years, you will progress from the graduate programme on a £38,000 salary. In addition, JLR offer a generous holiday allowance, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, excellent pension provisions and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from well-known retailers and sports clubs.
Once you’ve successfully completed your graduate programme, you can look forward to a long-term career with us. The role you take on will depend on your performance, personal preferences and business needs.
You will be applying your curiosity and creativity every day as you begin to hone your skills for a successful, impactful career. You own your development, and only you can make it happen. We’ll be right by your side in your pursuit of exceptional, and we’ll give you all the encouragement and support you need.
Your future starts here.
Please be aware that we may close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications received. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please apply early.
You can find out more about our graduates and how they play their part on:
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