Jaguar Land Rover recruiting

Jaguar Land Rover announces 1 000 new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has announced 1,000 new jobs at its plant in Solihull, West Midlands.

Jaguar Land Rover said the jobs at the firm’s Land Rover plant were being created in support of the business's ambition to deliver 40 "significant product actions" over the next five years under a multibillion-pound investment in product creation.

Des Thurlby, human resources director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25 per cent. We have a loyal and committed workforce at Solihull. These jobs are well paid with great benefits.

"We provide high-quality training and development for all our employees and we expect to receive many thousands of applications."

The recruitment campaign, which launches with national print and radio advertisements today, is looking for production operators and skilled trades people.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "This is fantastic news for Solihull that Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting more than 1,000 jobs. This is a positive story of growth for the plant that was once under threat of closure. It is now expanding and has ambitious product plans."

Paul Everitt, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said: "The creation of 1,000 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant is excellent news for UK automotive and demonstrates the commitment of global investors to the UK, drawing on the high level of skills held by the workforce here.

"We now need government to support UK manufacturing by reforming R&D tax credits, increasing capital allowances and easing access to finance and credit."

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