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JLR creates 1,000 new jobs to increase UK vehicle manufacturing

13 March 2012 #SMMT News
  • Recruitment campaign begins to fill 1,000 new positions at Halewood on Merseyside.
  • Additional shifts will support increased production of the Land Rover Freelander and Range Rover Evoque.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announces the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood manufacturing facility, near Liverpool.

Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Jaguar Land Rover’s move to take on 1,000 more workers at its Halewood plant is testament to the success of UK automotive design, engineering and manufacturing. The UK continues to produce some of the most admired and sought after models and in the face of growing global demand, the UK remains a highly competitive manufacturing base from which to supply this demand.”

The new positions, which will support the on-going significant demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2,  take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500 – treble the number employed there just three years ago.

Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented, “These 1,000 new jobs are further evidence of JLR’s clear ambition for continued growth. We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand for our products.”

“JLR’s supply chain is also set to benefit, with thousands more jobs expected to be created,” he added. “Our commitment to expand the Halewood workforce and increase production is great news for JLR, for Merseyside and for the wider UK economy.”

The new jobs recruited at Halewood will include production operators, supervisors and engineers. Reinforcing JLR’s commitment to expanding its skills base, all new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.

Those interested in the new positions at Halewood Operations should visit  www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/halewood for further information.

 

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