More than 1,000 new jobs will be created at a Land Rover factory in Solihull in one of the biggest job creation programmes in the Midlands in years. 11/11/2011
The recruitment drive will see positions made available for engineering and manufacturing graduates, with initial roles in production operation and for skilled trades people.
Jaguar Land Rover is creating the roles in an attempt to deliver its plans of ’40 significant product actions’ over the next five years, including a new range of models and engine upgrades.
‘This is great news for Solihull. We shall be increasing our plant workforce by more than 25% and these jobs will be 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,’ said Jaguar Land Rover HR director Des Thurlby.
The recruitment campaign has already attracted a high profile in the media and Jaguar Land Rover has launched national print and radio advertisements to further spread the message.
Solihull’s MP Lorely Burt welcomed the news as ‘fantastic’.
‘Twelve months ago we were celebrating the fact they were keeping the plant open at all, and now we’re talking about 1,000 new direct jobs for our area, and even more down the supply chain. This investment will also bring job security to the thousands of workers already employed at the factory,’ she said.
Graduates interested in applying for roles can do so at Jaguar Land Rover careers.
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