‘As home to two of the world’s most iconic brands, there’s nowhere better to start your journey. Whether you join us on our graduate programme or our 3, 6 or 12-month undergraduate placement scheme, this is a place where you’ll use your creativity and initiative to bring your ideas to life. Where you’ll push the boundaries of your potential as you work alongside industry-leading experts. Where you’ll develop the specialist and commercial skills that will make an impression around the world.’

Rated 5th in the larger intake Engineering & Manufacturing sector and featured in the Top 100 Smaller Intake Companies To Work For in 2015/2016, Jaguar Land Rover offers around 300 graduate position a year, taking-on around 150 additional placement students. With a large range of intake streams, including Design, Property, Manufacturing Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Human Resources, Finance and Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover are currently on the lookout for high potential graduates to join their West Midlands team. Jaguar Land Rover have a strong overall rating of 4.0 given by their graduates, excelling within the areas of Training (4.2) and Colleagues (4.2), and receiving scores of 3.6 for Responsibility and 3.7 for Company Culture. Let’s take a look at what their graduates have to say about working for one of the world’s leading Engineering & Manufacturing firms…

1. Best and Worst Things About Your Job

Best: Graduate family is very supportive. Lots of variation in my day to day job.
Worst: Some systems outdated and not very user friendly. Big company, so can feel a little lost.
Buyer, Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover
 
Best: Structured grad scheme with loads of training, placements, rotations and opportunities to work towards a Masters funded by JLR, also support for professional accreditation. Graduate Events Network organises subsidised events for grads, loads of opportunities to get involved with various forums. Induction week is a great introduction to the company and a great opportunity to make contacts and friends on grad scheme.
Worst: Parking is limited.
Graduate Engineer, Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover
 
Best: Fast growing company with lots of exciting opportunities, lots of responsibility from early on.
Worst: Infrastructure isn’t growing as fast as the company.
Programme Management, AME at Jaguar Land Rover

2. Average Working Hours

7am – 4pm

3. Average Graduate Salary

£29,000 – £31,000

4. Interview Tips

Application Advice: Keep trying. JLR is currently on a recruitment spree with over half our workforce recruited in the last 3 years both experienced hires and graduates.
Interview Advice: Be honest. Do some research and know why you want to join the company before you get there. If your enthusiastic and honest about your subject it shows.
Dimensional Control Engineer, Dimensional Control at Jaguar Land Rover
 
Application Advice: I found it extremely useful to discuss my previous experience in manufacturing when applying for this role. As part of my degree I did a 1 year industrial placement with an automotive manufacturer. This experience helped to structure my answers at the assessment day with relevant examples and it also helped with my understanding of the questions / tasks I was set.
Interview Advice: Always back up questions you are asked in the interview with examples so elaborate on your capabilities. I used a range of experiences from my manufacturing placement and also my other interests and hobbies. For example I was captain of the university rugby team so I used examples of my leadership and team working skills from this experience.
Graduate Current Manufacturing Engineer, Land Rover Trim and Final 1 at Jaguar Land Rover
 
Application Advice: Be open-minded. Expect the unexpected. Believe in yourself and always have something to offer.
Interview Advice: Be honest, be yourself. Fitting well into the team is just as important as showing your skills. JLR is a family!
Colour and Materials Designer, Colour & Materials Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Interested in finding our more about graduate life at Jaguar Land Rover? Take a look at their full range of graduate job reviews and their awesome graduate Instagram account here

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