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Breathtakingly beautiful vehicles that are fantastic to drive aren’t enough anymore – the Digital experience in and around our vehicles plays an equally important part too.

‘Joining Jaguar Land Rover has allowed me to fulfil my aspirations of becoming a professional Designer within a global Automotive company. My first job after graduating was for the DS TECHEETAH Formula E team (Formula E remains the world’s only net zero carbon sport) and this role reaffirmed my desire to build a career in the ever-changing world of transport and mobility. I already had a passion for our two great brands before joining the business, so it really was a dream come true.

I am currently working on MyJLR (MyJaguar and MyLand Rover) – the central mobile app that aims to support the customer end-to-end across their entire vehicle ownership journey. It will guide vehicle owners from the moment they purchase their vehicle, allowing them to learn more about their car and the brand, track their vehicle through the build process, through to on-boarding, daily tasks, and managing their vehicles. Having had a lifelong passion for cars and being surrounded by them my whole life – MyJLR is a project that I could have only dreamed of working on and it addresses the needs of future mobility head on.

My day-to-day work on MyJLR specifically addresses the needs of our end customer’s experience in the future. Breathtakingly beautiful vehicles that are fantastic to drive aren’t enough anymore – the Digital experience in and around our vehicles plays an equally important part too.

As a User Experience Designer, it comes as no surprise that it’s important that the work that myself and my team create – meets and exceeds the needs, wants and desires of our end users and customers. People drive our vehicles not because they must, but because they want to, so it’s important to me that our customers are more than satisfied with the product (which will be evolving long after it has rolled off the production line). I am confident we are on the right path to deliver on our customer’s desires and are primed for an electrified and sustainable future. ‘

We have some great opportunities to join the team in Manchester – search our jobs page to find out more.

#ReimagineYourFuture #LifeatJLR

Electrified, Home Page

Joining us, you’ll be making your statement with our iconic brands.

“Over 6 years ago, when I was looking to develop my career, Jaguar Land Rover caught my eye as the first big company in Europe to be investing in Electrification.At that time, we had a small team of about 20 people – but this has really grown as Electrification becomes more and more integrated into everyday life across the globe.

As a team we are progressively looking to improve efficiency of our electric vehicles and the projects we have been working on have shown phenomenal improvements within this area. Our technical competence and awareness are continually growing. We learn and we evolve – with big ambitions to make even greater strides within this area.

Part of my role as EDU Systems and Concepts Manager is to ensure systems integration that not only is performant and durable but, most importantly, maximises efficiency. Over the past few years our team has grown in expertise and size. We are pushing boundaries, and this is both an exciting and challenging time to join the business. We are really evolving – constantly looking at new ways of doing things – and within the team you can freely express your creativity and expertise. Joining us, you’ll be making your statement with our iconic brands.” #ReimagineYourFuture#LifeatJLR

Apprentice, Early Careers, Engineering, People

Dispelling Degree Apprenticeship Myths.

‘The mid-way point of my six year degree apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover is fast approaching. The opportunity for both personal and professional development within the framework of a degree apprenticeship is unparalleled. Real-world experience combined with academic studies at the university of Warwick is, in my opinion, the best of both worlds.

So why aren’t degree apprentice schemes more popular?

Sure, the pendulum is starting to shift, but the traditional university route is still the default for many school leavers. There are many misconceptions that stop people from applying for apprenticeships and I had some myself prior to applying. With 31 months under my belt, I think I finally know what It means to be a degree apprentice at JLR.  So, allow me to dispel some of these myths and show you that an Apprenticeship can not only be a viable alternative to university, but for many people, a much better option.

But what exactly is a degree apprenticeship?


Well, think of it as full-time employment whilst studying part time at university.

But won’t that be really difficult?

You will have to balance your responsibilities at work whilst ensuring you keep up with your studies. But don’t worry, there is a whole team of people in place who are dedicated to looking after apprentices, so if you need support, it is definitely there!

Aren’t apprenticeships for people who didn’t do well at school?

This isn’t the case, many apprentices choose to complete a degree apprenticeship rather than university as it allows them to gain practical work experience and earn whilst completing their academic studies. A degree apprenticeship is equivalent to going to university and Jaguar Land Rover’s application process is thorough to ensure that you can succeed on your apprenticeship programme.

Isn’t a university degree worth more than a degree from an apprenticeship?

On the contrary. The degree you gain has been designed to meet IET accreditation requirements, and with your many years of experience at work, you will have all of the necessary requirements to become chartered.

But won’t I be able to earn more in the long run by going to university?

All it takes to dispel this myth is some quick maths. While university students incur debt of around £40k throughout their degree, apprentices are paid for the privilege. At JLR, degree level apprentices can expect to earn around £20k per year at the start of the scheme and given you perform as expected, you can receive pay rises that will take you above the average graduate starting salary by the end of your scheme, which you will leave debt-free.

But apprenticeships don’t lead anywhere!

I am sure Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering at JLR, would have something to say about that. Having joined Land Rover in 1984 as a technical apprentice, his career has taken him right to the top of the industry. With an apprenticeship, the real world experience and interactions you gain from the very start, give an insight into things which cannot be taught and can leverage your career over your peers. And although not guaranteed, the overwhelming majority of apprentices stay with the business after their scheme.

Will I be asked to go to get the tartan paint?

Gone are the days when apprentices just made the tea. At JLR, apprentices provide huge value to the business and take on real responsibility. You will work along side experts in their field and draw upon their years of experience to garner in depth knowledge which you would not learn through academia. Even though you are an apprentice, you will be trusted to do the same jobs as people much more experienced than you, and you will be able to excel at it with the training and support you are provided with.

Ok you have convinced me on the academic and work side, but wont I miss out on the university life?

Balancing work and study can be difficult, and time will be at a premium. But don’t think you will have to fully compromise on the university experience. JLR invest heavily in apprentices and each year’s cohort see’s over a hundred likeminded individuals join the business, meaning there is a large network of new people to meet, work and socialise with. The early careers hub connects apprentices and graduates for social events, trips, projects and volunteering opportunities. As a degree apprentice, you will also be eligible for all the student benefits at the University of Warwick such as societies, sport, and student discounts.

I hope I have been able to address some of your concerns. A degree apprenticeship isn’t for everyone. But, if you have drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, then it might just be for you.’


Early Careers, Engineering, Software, Technology

Why our supportive culture really matters.

Now in her fifth year with the business, Mia, Advanced Battery and Cell Engineer tells us why the supportive culture of Jaguar Land Rover has been so important to her:

“I wanted to work here from the age of 13. Jaguar Land Rover presented the projects they were working on at my school career fair. They really stood out, as the people presenting seemed not much older than me! I put them at the top of my list of places to work straight away.

My original career thoughts had always been towards working in law. I grew up in foster care and came into contact with lawyers quite a lot and my passion for caring for children started there. But I was also fascinated by the world of engineering.

One of the greatest aspects of working here is I can balance the two.

In my engineering role I’m looking at how batteries perform. I prepare a lot of models around how batteries behave electrically and thermally in different situations. How they store energy and how sustainable they are. This is such an important part of the future of every Jaguar Land Rover vehicle. Our desire to create cars that are autonomous, connected, electrified and shared is something I’m really passionate about.

I am also given the time and support for my volunteering work. I give talks to give a voice to children in care and volunteer at events to help young people in care such as outreach programs with Warwick University. I’m part of the children in care council and helped set up the care leavers forum.

I’m especially passionate about bringing more women into engineering. The diversity here is one of our strengths and has changed for the better – even in the short time I’ve been here!

This is my 5th year at JLR. It’s gone so quickly and I’ve achieved so much already. The first two years were really hands on and my time at Warwick University has complemented my experience here. I’ve worked with partners around the world. Bringing different experts together is so important to our shared futures and I benefit so much – personally and professionally – by working with them all.

Like I said, the supportive culture is really important. I’ve set my sights high – I want to be the youngest female manager at JLR. And I know I will be supported and pushed hard to achieve my ambitions.”

Apprentice, Early Careers, Engineering, Home Page, Software

Are you wondering what it’s like to be an apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover?

Here is Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice Lauren with an insight into her experiences of life at JLR:

“Before starting at JLR I naturally wondered whether I would be able to make an immediate contribution in the broad range of projects I would be working on. Looking to a software course such as the DTS stream, I questioned if it would all be coding related or if I’d be given the opportunity to diversify and develop new skills.

I had studied Python in GCSE Computing and knew this was going to feature on the course. In A-Level Product Design, I had progressively advanced my skills in CAD programs such as Fusion 360 and a project opportunity soon appeared enabling me to use these skills in designing and fabricating a jig to allow the testing of ECUs. From this, CAD has become an important part of my job.

Making a true difference in the business was something I was looking forward to before I joined. When focusing on smaller scale projects, you may feel as though your work doesn’t contribute, but it all adds up to the bigger picture and I’ve been directly involved in real world vehicle software development.

Before my apprenticeship journey, I also wondered if I’d be thrown in at the deep end as I’d just finished A-Levels at school and so still very much learning despite work experience placements in both automotive and aerospace industries. When I joined, I was supported via informal inductions and tours from older apprentices etc. It can be daunting at first, but my team was on hand to support swift learning and integration.

The transition from A-Levels to university lectures felt smoother than the move from GCSE to A-Level with the teaching level being taxing where necessary. Of course, we currently study via online lectures which I have enjoyed because we can still collaborate in smaller groups, with assessments having a more coursework-based content, but they still have sufficient challenge.

It is quite an adjustment to go from face to face learning to using Teams and I did think that the collaboration opportunities might reduce however if anything, I’ve collaborated with a lot more people on a lot more projects since working remotely. That said, I have learnt through lockdown that it is crucial to develop a good work-life balance when working from home. I have sometimes continued working beyond the usual office hours, but it is good to switch off and have a proper break to take care and be productive in your actual working hours.”