July 25, 2012

Jaguar Land Rover announces 1,100 new jobs in UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK's largest automotive design, engineering and manufacturing employer, will expand its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models.

More than 1,100 new
jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production operators.

"Innovation in design, engineering and technology is at the core of our business and for the UK, this means we will continue to invest in new products, develop new technologies and enhance the skills of our employees," said Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO.

"The launch of our latest Jaguar models, including the new XF Sportbrake later this year, means it is a very exciting time for Jaguar. These new models will attract new customers to the brand as we look to expand our global reach and further enhance our position in the market," he added.

Commenting on the new jobs, Des Thurlby, HR Director at JLR, said, "We have embarked on the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company's history, hiring 8,000 people in the last two years. We provide high quality training and development for all of our employees so this latest announcement for 1,100 jobs is great news for the West Midlands and the UK supply chain."

JLR anticipates that the launch of these new Jaguar models will also support thousands of jobs in the UK supply chain.

"This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover's continuing commitment and investment in the UK," said Business Secretary Vince Cable.


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