Graduate Scheme

Please refer to our vacancies page for details of any current Graduate recruitment opportunities we may have. Please note that if we have no current live vacancies listed, we do not have any live opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in the Lotus Graduate Scheme.

Features & Benefits

Graduate Scheme

The Lotus Graduate Training Scheme runs over two years, which comprises six four-monthly placements, with the aim to provide as many wide and diverse experiences over the 2 year period, prior to moving to a permanent position. Excellent opportunities are provided across all disciplines in the business. Those with an Engineering degree Qualification will work in Powertrain/Vehicle/Non-Engineering placement in year one. Non Engineers will work in appropriate business related areas across the group.

IMechE accredit the scheme and those with an Engineering degree will be enrolled onto the MPDS scheme and will work towards becoming chartered. Non-engineering disciplines may have the opportunity to work towards becoming chartered within an equivalent Institution (i.e. Management / Marketing / Purchasing, etc).

Placements/rotations are determined between the business and Human Resources and will change in line with business demands.

Each successful applicant will have a mentor and buddy allocated on arrival to the business. Mentors will support you throughout your training period.

Graduate Scheme

Pre requisites of the Lotus Graduate Training Scheme

Lotus requires the following:

  • A willingness to work at any Lotus site
  • Entitlement to work in the UK
  • Actual/Predicted degree result 2:1 or above
  • Degree disciplines required include Mechanical/Automotive Engineering for engineering roles and Business/Finance/Marketing/Media or supply Chain for business roles
  • European languages are desirable but are not an essential requirement
  • Be prepared to join a rotation scheme which covers placements across the whole business

Group Lotus is an exciting organisation, at the cutting edge of many engineering and commercial innovations.

The Selection Process

Applications for the Lotus Graduate Training scheme will not be reviewed until after the closing date, at which point short listing will take place for telephone interviews. Those who are successful at the telephone interview stage will be invited to attend an assessment centre. Following the assessment centre offers of employment will be made to successful candidates.


The Lotus Graduate Training scheme is accredited by IMECHE to enable Engineering disciplined successful applicants to become Chartered Engineers.


A number of Internship places may be available within the business depending on business needs. Should any opportunities be available, these will be advertised on our list of current vacancies. Please apply to any specific opportunities that may be of interest to you that you feel could add most value to.

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