Jaguar Land Rover Announces 1,100 New Jobs in the UK
LONDON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK’s largest automotive design, engineering and
manufacturing employer, will expand its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility
in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models.
More than 1,100 new jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production
operators is being launched today.
Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO said: “Innovation in design, engineering and
technology is at the core of our business and for the UK, this means we will continue to
invest in new products, develop new technologies and enhance the skills of our employees.
“The launch of our latest Jaguar models, including the new XF Sport brake
[http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/xf ] later this year, means it is a very exciting time for
Jaguar. These new models will attract new customers to the brand as we look to expand our
global reach and further enhance our position in the market.”
Commenting on the new jobs, Des Thurlby, HR Director at JLR said: “We have embarked on
the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company’s history, hiring 8,000 people in
the last two years. We provide high quality training and development for all of our
employees so this latest announcement for 1,100 jobs is great news for the West Midlands
and the UK supply chain.”
JLR anticipates that the launch of these new Jaguar models will also support thousands
of jobs in the UK supply chain.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, said: “This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that
Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models
at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover’s continuing
commitment and investment in the UK.”
As part of JLR’s ambition to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five
years, the Castle Bromwich plant will this year manufacture the new 2013 Model Year XF and
XJ ranges which – through the introduction of new powertrains and transmissions – offer
customers greater efficiency, technology and choice than ever before. The XF range will
also see the addition of the XF Sportbrake derivative which, with a load capacity of up to
1675-litres, will be the most versatile Jaguar built to date.
In the first six months of the year, Jaguar has sold more than 29,000 vehicles
globally, which is a 19 per cent increase against the same period last year. All of
Jaguar’s key markets, including China, UK, USA and Europe, have delivered year on year
Individuals interested in applying for these and other current vacancies at Jaguar
Land Rover should do so by visiting: http://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com
Notes to editors:
- JLR's advanced manufacturing facility at Castle Bromwich manufactures the Jaguar XF, XK and XJ models, and exports nearly 80 per cent of its production to 101 markets worldwide. - As the UK's largest automotive employer, JLR has a world class team of nearly 24,000 people. - In the 2011/12 fiscal year, JLR achieved record profits of GBP1.5 billion, an increase of GBP392m when compared to the previous year. - JLR is the largest investor in automotive R&D and engineering in the UK. - JLR has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and three advanced manufacturing plants in the UK. - JLR is the UK's largest automotive manufacturing business built around two iconic British car brands with wonderfully rich heritage and incredibly powerful consumer appeal and loyalty. Additionally, JLR is at the centre of the UK automotive industry's drive to deliver technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development.
Contact: Nick O’Donnell, JLR Corporate Communications, T: +44-(0)7825-115951 E:
SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover