Design - Technical Undergraduate
Pulses racing. Spines tingling. Throughout our history, our iconic vehicles have delivered some of the most emotive driving experiences on the road. Today, with increasing demand and ever-growing ambition, we’re seeking the next generation of innovators who will capture the hearts and minds of customers in every corner of the world.
Our expanding undergraduate programmes reflect our commitment to finding and developing the future leaders of our business.
What to expect
The beautiful shapes, sweeping curves and luxurious styles of our vehicles would be nothing without the accuracy in the technical set up and attention to craftmanship. Joining one of four key teams you’ll help produce the flourishing finishes that grab attention wherever they’re seen. As part of the Design Technical group you’ll be working alongside designers and engineers throughout the whole development phase from early concept through to detailed A-surface component design driving feasibility to deliver design intent.
As part of our Surfacing team you’ll create and deliver feasible A-class surface data that achieves the design intent. Input is taken from clay scans, package data, CAD concepts and hard points to create and release A-class geometry in support of engineering feasibility requirements and the final production release. It will be down to you to deliver best in class crafted optical quality solutions into new vehicle programmes. You’ll also be involved in complex negotiations with engineering, design, and the generation of concept schemes using state of the art CAD systems.
In our Studio Engineering team, you will support the Design team in delivering creative technical solutions to achieve the design intent. Studio engineers are expected to work alongside the Designer throughout the full development phase; from early concept vehicle layout through to detailed A-surface component Design. The team require undergraduates with a strong technical background, whilst having a creative mindset. You’ll also be involved in complex negotiations with engineering and design, and the generation of concept schemes using state of the art CAD systems.
In the Cubing Engineering team you will support the Design, Surfacing, Engineering & Programme teams by delivering highly accurate detailed physical 1:1 scale model stacks within challenging time scales and budgets. These models provide analysis and verification of design intent, craftsmanship interfaces and are the key support for quality data sign off ahead of production tool release. Working as part of a team you’ll be expected to run small projects and support other main projects as the need arises. You’ll be involved in the complex negotiations with model suppliers and project teams. You’ll help to oversee the design, construction, delivery and reviews for these properties to all levels of Jaguar Land Rover management. A business /engineering focussed acumen would be useful.
Our Experience Design team is a growing part of the Design Studio delivering highly creative designs for the overall user experience of the car. Core to this is the design of the Graphical User Interface; working alongside the Interior Designer you will create innovative concepts and develop them through to fully production feasible, exquisite Designs. The team require undergraduates with a strong graphical user interface and motion graphics background, and key to this is truly creative thinking. You’ll also be involved in complex negotiations with engineering and design, and therefore the ability to express your Design vision is critical.
What you'll need
Excellence runs throughout our entire business and we expect you to be the same. You’ll need a strong technical background, creative mind-set, good spatial awareness and have the confidence to get involved in complex negotiations with engineering and design.
For Surfacing, Studio Engineering and Cubing Engineering you’ll need to be on track for a Design or engineering degree at 2:2 level or higher.
For Experience Design you’ll need to be on track for a Design Degree at 2:2 level or higher.
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).
Whatever your role, you’ll discover our dedication to developing excellence runs throughout the business. Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach to your work. And with ongoing support from industry-leading experts, you’ll quickly realise the schemes have been designed to be just as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce.
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