Our undergraduate programmes are the start of a fantastic career with Jaguar Land Rover. The reality of the projects we’ll immerse you in will surprise you. They offer real-world experience that will prepare you for a rapidly changing world and equip you for the future.
Our programmes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and a passion for pioneering. Ambitious, innovative and determined people, who respect our heritage and think beyond the challenges of today to build the cars of tomorrow. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, our undergraduates work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.
Show us your passion and performance, and we may give you the opportunity to progress onto our graduate programme.
Vehicles are becoming more and more reliant on software each year. Before the customer enters the car, it is identifying the key fob and their phone to recognise them and allow access. On their journey, software aids their driving with stability and assistance systems, and provides a welcoming and refined user experience through in-vehicle infotainment.
Within Jaguar Land Rover, our Software engineering teams are responsible for designing and developing software which is running both inside and outside of the vehicle, supporting all of the features a customer expects from a Jaguar Land Rover product. During your placement you will get to work in one of our software teams and develop experience and insight into our software approach.
We use iterative and concurrent engineering approaches to provide robust software innovation and integration into Jaguar Land Rover products. We use a multitude of techniques including model-based software development and directly writing code. You could be involved in the creation of these models or the code or be providing support and guidance to our suppliers to ensure robust products and experiences are delivered.
There are many different projects that you could be engaged in from day one including automation and infrastructure. You could be part of a team implementing a cloud-based infrastructure providing the tools and environment for large software teams to work within. Elastic cloud architectures, infrastructure as code and a variety of scripting languages will be used to create the environment.
Or you could be working in low-level software development ensuring the in-vehicle computer systems have the best balance of performance. Low -Level boot charts, balancing processor core loading and refining fast boot processes are areas you will focus on to produce the best in-vehicle performance.
Rewards and benefits
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.
For those on placements of longer than three months there is 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.
As a successful undergraduate in this area of engineering, you will work alongside experienced engineers who will guide and support your growth into becoming an experienced member of the software engineering community.
What we are looking for
Excellence runs throughout our entire business and we expect you to be the same. So, as well as working towards a degree in software engineering; computer science or cyber security at 2:2 level or higher, you’ll need drive, creativity, a keen eye for detail, and a never-ending commitment to delivering results.
Please be aware that our undergraduate placement opportunities are only open to penultimate year students (i.e. students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us); or returning to university to study a Masters.
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- West Midlands
- Contract, dates and working times
- Fixed term
How to apply
Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 December 2020
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Closing date: 31 December 2020