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Product Engineering - Propulsion Graduate

Jaguar Land Rover
Gaydon, Warwick
Circa £29,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
24 months+
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REQ ID: 69341
JOB TITLE: Product Engineering - Propulsion Graduate

LOCATION: Gaydon. All employees are required to spend time in different departments at a number of company locations in order to meet the needs of the business. 
SALARY: Circa £29,000, with a £2,000 joining bonus
POSTING END DATE: 29/11/21 - Jaguar Land Rover reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.


We’re reimagining the future of movement. Our vision of a sustainable future of modern luxury by design is at the heart of our next generation thinking and our new generation of talent. Pioneering apprentices, change-driving undergraduates and ground-breaking graduates all play their part. 

Together with everyone who proudly works at Jaguar Land Rover, you can be the future of movement. Going from A-B is changing, for good. Can you take us there?


Fossil fuels have dominated automotive propulsion since cars were introduced, but our priorities are now very different. By the middle of the decade Jaguar will have undergone a renaissance to emerge as a pure-electric luxury brand and you have an opportunity to help shape this.  You will become a key part of the team, working in multiple departments across your two years, helping you develop a well-rounded understanding of the business.  


As a successful Graduate in this area of engineering you will learn what it takes to deliver the high-quality propulsion systems of the future and become an experienced member of the propulsion engineering community. In order to develop your skills and competence to support this effort you will work in a range of different environments using a mixture of engineering tools - such as CAE, CAD, problem solving and data analysis techniques while working with the team you are in and their customer groups. The scheme will also feature a number of placements, including 1 non-product rotation.  You will work with your managers to identify placements suitable for your development and growth.


This will support the development of your technical knowledge at either component or system level from design to the operation of fully electric propulsion systems. In doing so you will gain a full understanding of the concept, design, development, optimisation and delivery of the components and systems that you work on which will start you on your journey to become a world class engineer with Jaguar.


You will have a systems view of the entire delivery landscape for their Commodities and/ or Systems, and will work closely with Programme Management, External Engineering Service Provider,  Jaguar Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing functions who are critical supply partners to create and deliver the final completed product. They will be accountable for delivery of sub system Quality-Cost-Time targets. 


In order to realise this, we need to think differently, bringing a new mindset & capability.  Innovation is key.  Graduates help introduce a different mindset and skill set into the team and importantly challenge the way we think. On completion of the scheme you could find yourself in one of the following areas:


Core Engineering

Core Engineering builds the precision and pride into every vehicle that inspires loyalty in our customers. Every conceivable aspect of the manufacturing process is overseen, refined and continuously improved and reinvented here. 


Powertrain Engineering

Powertrain are leaders in the design, test, validation and certification of world class propulsion systems aimed at delivering driving experiences to our customers that they love for life.
The scope of the propulsion systems are far reaching and include major commodity groups such as engines, transmissions, drivelines, Electric Drive Units, Energy Storage devices and are complemented by software system integration, calibration and control strategies.



Research covers all the different engineering elements that make up the car in the early stages of discovery, feasibility and invention. The team focuses on problem solving difficult scientific and engineering problems, doing technical feasibility, building prototypes (both physical and software), and creating proof of concepts. The team drives about 1/3 of new innovation patents for Jaguar Land Rover and is the driving spirit of innovation.


Special Operations (SO)

Special Operations is responsible for the most luxury and specialist vehicles within the premium brands of Jaguar and Land Rover. SO is home to diverse business areas and skillsets and you will have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience during the graduate programme to suit your interests and skills. 

SO comprises the following 5 areas:

Special Vehicles (SV) - offers luxury and performance halo derivatives of Core models.
Vehicle Personalisation - offers Accessories, Commercial vehicles, Armoured vehicles, SV Premium Palette Paint and SV Bespoke vehicles.
Classic - Classic restores and recreates the most iconic past Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and maintains parts supply for classics.
Event Vehicle Operations (EVO) - trusted providers of specialised vehicle preparation and event services to the whole business.
Commercial – focuses on the Marketing, Sales, Communications and Service.


Reimagine Jaguar

The Jaguar Product Team is responsible for Product Strategy, Product Engineering, Programme Delivery and Product Lifecycle for all new Jaguar Land rover products. The Propulsion team within this will lead the development of class leading electric propulsion systems in conjunction with our external Powertrain and Engineering Partners. The Propulsion engineering teams utilise some of the most advanced techniques, facilities and knowledge to stay ahead of the competition, understand and predict customer demand, and respond quickly to changing technological, environmental and legislative factors that are driving the market.

What’s required

Excellence runs throughout our entire business, and we expect you to be the same. You will have or expect to achieve a 2:2 degree or higher in one of the following Engineering Degrees: Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Chemical, Systems or Mechatronics. More importantly is a passion problem solving, the curiosity to understand a business problem and explore innovative solutions, the confidence to champion new initiatives, strong numerical skills and be an excellent communicator. 

Rewards and Benefits

You will Join us on a starting salary of £29,000, you’ll also receive a £2,000 joining bonus to welcome you to Jaguar Land Rover. 

A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits such as our privilege car purchase scheme, our pension scheme and access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs. 

Apply now

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.


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

Jaguar Land Rover

We are the future of movement. We’re the pioneers, the change-drivers and ground-breakers. We’re the next generation of luxury, innovative, sustainable car makers. We’re focused and restless for better. We’re defining the future of movement. We think big, learn from each other and use our diverse skills, experience and expertise to propel ourselves, our team and our business forward.
And no matter where we are in the world, we’re all proudly shaping an industry that’s accelerating faster than ever. Going from A-B is changing. Can you take us there?


Be the future of movement

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