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Software Engineering Graduate Programme: Manchester

Jaguar Land Rover
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
26 Oct 2022

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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.


We are the future of modern luxury


We are the pioneers creating the next-generation of outstanding vehicles, founded on modern luxury. Each and every one of us are shaping the exceptional with soul. We are reimagining the driving of tomorrow and redefining what’s possible. 


We are the future of movement. 


We can’t wait to see what you can do with us. 


Software Engineering


Automobiles are becoming more and more reliant on software every year and modern Jaguar Land Rover vehicles feature the most advanced technology in the industry. Before drivers get in our cars, software identifies their key fob and unlocks the vehicle. During the journey, software supports their driving via stability and assistance systems and provides a welcoming and refined user experience through infotainment. Software is also crucial to our new electric propulsion systems – making our software engineers crucial to the future of Jaguar Land Rover.


As a software graduate, you will rotate through multiple departments over two years, giving you a well-rounded understanding of the business. You will operate alongside experienced engineers will who guide and support your growth as you become a key member of the software engineering community.


Your first placement will be with your ‘home’ team, where you will probably work after completing your training. This will be assigned to you based upon your skills, interests and preferences.


On the Software Engineering Graduate Programme in Manchester, you could work in one of the following departments: DPP (Digital Products Platform) or Digital Engineering. You will be allocated to a department based on personal preferences and business need.


Digital Products Platform (DPP)


Our DPP team uses iterative and concurrent engineering approaches to deliver real innovation, harnessing a wealth of techniques including model-based software development and directly writing code. You could be involved in creating this code or providing support and guidance to our suppliers to ensure we deliver robust products and satisfying user experiences. From day to day, you could find yourself implementing elastic cloud-based infrastructures, utilising infrastructure as code and deploying a variety of scripting languages to deliver the tools and environment for large software teams. Alternatively, you could undertake low-level software development to ensure our in-vehicle computer systems provide the best balance of performance, using boot charts, balancing processor core loading and refining fast-boot processes.


Digital Engineering


Working closely with multi-disciplined engineers, you will transform the way we build and operate digital vehicles. We are focusing on new connected data and development platforms to provide the technology and services for our connected vehicles and customers, and you will play an important part in the process. Whether it’s a platform to remotely update cars via Software Over the Air (SOTA), or systems to make the design and engineering of our vehicles more efficient, you will work with all parts of the business on some interesting and complex challenges.


What’s required?


You will need to hold or be on track to achieve at least a 2.2 degree in software engineering, computer science, cyber engineering or a related discipline.


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


We haven’t yet confirmed our 2023 graduate programme salary, but in 2022 this was £29,000. You’ll also receive a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to Jaguar Land Rover, plus a generous holiday allowance, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, an excellent pension scheme and access to a wide range of deals and discounts from retailers and sports clubs.


Apply now


You will use your innovation and creativity to the full every day as you develop all the skills for a fast-moving career. With ongoing support from industry-leading experts, backed by continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes are as inspiring as the vehicles you’ll help to create.


Please be aware that we close our programmes at any point and at short notice based on the volume of applications. 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: 


Facebook – @lifeatJLR 


Twitter - @LifeatJLR 


Instagram – @lifeatjlr 


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