Jaguar Land Rover - Supplier Technical Assistance Engineering 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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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 Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) team is responsible for supplier quality throughout our vehicle portfolio, interacting with every part that goes into our cars, ensuring we deliver excellence. As a graduate you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in almost every aspect of one of our cars’ life cycle.

There are many stakeholders including our suppliers that collaborate to create our products, and you’ll be able to gain exposure to many of these through structured placements. During these, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experiences, including:

  • Managing the quality, development and implementation of new and existing components from our supply base.
    • Developing your problem-solving skills through part quality concerns, from new vehicle introduction through to warranty support on our cars.
    • Assessing of processes and design feasibility to suit manufacturing requirements.
    • Analysing timing plans for component and facility delivery, as part of cross-functional teams.
    • Having genuine responsibility in supporting supplier selection and management.
    • Applying Lean Manufacturing and Design principles in suppliers’ facilities.
    • Determining process capability of equipment, including Dimensional Management applications.
    • Manufacturing assessments and diagnostics of new and existing supplier manufacturing facilities, including within European locations.

With ongoing support from industry-leading experts, you’ll help drive our success across the world.


Excellence runs throughout our entire business. We expect you to be the same. You should be currently studying for, or have achieved, a degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing, any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths), and have achieved or are on track for at least a 2:2.

You’ll be a person who doesn’t shy away and grasps opportunity firmly with both hands, and with proven leadership experience and responsibility in managing projects, this will make you the perfect fit. If you’ve technical experience or exposure to the engineering industry through a past placement, as well as an interest in the automotive industry or related that’s even better.

We are looking for graduates with strong communication skills, who can present confidently whilst being eager to learn. Organisation, time-keeping and self-motivation are also attributes you must possess, and we’ll also need you to have a full driving license for commuting between sites and suppliers.

Programme: Twenty-four months split into two placements, the first based in a manufacturing facility and the second tailored to your individual interests. This is followed by a year of mentoring and support in your first role.


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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