Purchasing - 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

International markets and complex global deals. That’s the world our Purchasing team operates in and one you’ll join as an Undergraduate Buyer for 12 months. Join us and your role will cover sourcing parts, strategy planning, cost negotiations, building relationships, analysing trends, and identifying emerging market opportunities. You’ll use your creativity and business acumen as you take responsibility for functional specific projects. You may be placed in to any one of our crucial departments, whether it be production, non-production, Trading Division or project management. Working alongside our expert team, not only will you build valuable experience that will supplement your academic studies, but it could also act as a springboard to a future career with Jaguar Land Rover.

What you'll need

Excellence runs throughout our entire business. We expect the same from you. Currently studying for a degree in any subject, you’ll be on track for at least a 2:2. Driven, determined to learn and with impressive commercial awareness, you’ll have no doubts that our Purchasing Undergraduate programme is the next challenge for you. 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.

Duration: 12 months only


As you’d expect from one of the world’s most revered organisations, an outstanding range of rewards and benefits await those who have the vision and drive to continue our global success – including a competitive starting salary. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover an excellent place to start your journey and put your excellence in motion.

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