Materials Engineer Graduate
Think beyond the future of mobility and see your vision come to life. Join us in creating automated, connected, electrified and shared vehicles. With ongoing training and development, we offer a range of programmes, roles and projects you can take on – from new concept development, to detailed system engineering and prototype progression for our expanding range of vehicles.
Our graduate opportunities offer the perfect blend of personal and professional development. Network with other graduates, build relationships across the entire business, and watch your career grow. To make sure your programme is dynamic and engaging, we have a dedicated graduate development team, who will be working to design, update and develop a range of learning experiences for you.
Some of these will build up your technical expertise and enable you to perform confidently in your business area and role. Others will prepare you for your career after the scheme ends. You’ll also take part in training to help you understand yourself, others, and gain insight into our business. From the start, we’ll provide you with support specifically tailored to your role.
From the Defender to XJ and Evoque to F-Type our design team has produced some of the most recognisable vehicles ever made, but we continue to look ahead as we design the next generation.
Our latest creation - the iconic Defender - has been re imagined by a new generation of designers, and you can join them to produce even more. With an appreciation of our customers’ expectations you’ll use your knowledge and creativity to transform the Colour & Materials Design teams material seeds into highly innovative product solutions through collaboration with engineering teams and external suppliers.
With ongoing support and opportunities to gain further skills everything you do will help us imagine the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and keep us at the forefront of automotive design. Within our Creative function we have the following opportunity in the Colour and Materials team;
Materials Engineer for Design
Our Colour & Materials Design teams work toward the creation and delivery of all vehicles. You will support the Design team working alongside the Designers in the technical development of both interior and exterior materials from concept phase to production.
Through Challenging current Methods-of-Make to enable innovation and improved development of materials and coating systems you will help find more sustainable/responsible processes for our products. With your strong technical background and collaboration with 3D Design teams, Internal craftsmen, external suppliers and our Engineering colleagues you will help to transform material concepts to deliver a blend of both performance and luxury for the future of transport that our customers see, feel and experience first-hand.
Excellence runs throughout our entire business and we expect you to be the same.
As well as working towards a Materials Engineering degree at 2:2 or higher level, or a Masters in Materials Engineering, you will ideally be able to demonstrate the ability to work at pace with material engineers and testing labs to drive new solutions and help define new test specifications / parameters where required for new materials in the automotive / product design space. In addition, you will have the ability to identify reasons for test failures and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to re-engineer materials to be fit for purpose and ready for implementation.
You will have good knowledge and ideally a level of experience of product design approaches and processes which you will use to aid successful delivery of the Design teams’ deliverables through a corporate Product Creation System.
You will have confident presentation skills and the ability to interface with multiple stakeholders at all levels. Your strong technical background and creative mind-set will support you to be involved in complex negotiations between Engineering and Design.
Portfolio / Case Study of work:
All applicants must upload a Work Portfolio and/or examples of material development studies/case studies of material innovation to their application to be considered. This file must be no larger than 5MB and must detail on the front cover that you are applying for Creative, Colour and Materials, ‘Design Materials Engineer’ role.
What you can expect from us
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. With on-site facilities like gyms and sports hall, plus regular social events, you’ll have plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.