UK car firms in recruitment drive for engineers

Jaguar Land Rover is launching a major recruitment drive to attract up to 600 new employees as part of a £700m investment in sustainable technologies.

The move comes in the wake of the sales of the two car brands by Ford to Tata Motors of India.

The focus of the recruitment campaign will be on engineers to work on “exciting” new technology and product development programmes, Jaguar Land Rover said.

In addition, the company is launching a new graduate programme for over 80 graduates who will join the business in September.

Newly-appointed Jaguar Land Rover chief executive David Smith said: “This recruitment drive demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover's confidence in our future. With our new owners, we have entered an exciting era with stunning new models and ambitious technologies. I can't remember a better time to be part of the British car industry, and certainly it is a brilliant time for Jaguar Land Rover.

“Sustainability is a business imperative and we need both experienced and newly-qualified graduate engineers to progress the technology projects of the future.”

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