JLR firing on all cylinders as recruitment drive begins for engine plant

08 January 2014 #SMMT News

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Jaguar Land Rover has launched a campaign to recruit around 600 people to its new engine plant in Wolverhampton over the next four years.

More than £500 million is being invested into the Engine Manufacturing Centre, which will produce a new range of advanced, low emission engines for forthcoming models. The team of 600 will be responsible for engine component assembly and operation of manufacturing equipment.

UK automotive manufacturing employs around 150,000 people across the component supply sector and at more than 30 car, van, truck and bus manufacturing sites across the country. The JLR recruitment drive builds on announcements through 2013 from across the UK automotive manufacturing sector that will see more than 5,500 additional positions created across UK automotive.

Trevor Leeks, Operations Director for the Engine Manufacturing Centre, said, “Our new Engine Manufacturing Centre is a significant strand of Jaguar Land Rover’s global growth ambitions and it is critical that we have a world-class manufacturing team at the heart of our new plant.”

While the current drive extends to 600 recruits, the number will eventually rise to 1,400 as the plant becomes operational.

In conjunction with Wolverhampton City Council, Staffordshire County Council and South Staffordshire Council, Jaguar Land Rover has created a tailored training initiative for local unemployed people to develop skills required at the plant. The scheme will be run by JobCentre Plus across Wolverhampton and Staffordshire.

To apply for one of the roles at the Engine Manufacturing Centre, visit

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