Friday, 16 March 2012

NEWS - Jaguar Land Rover creates 1,000 new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that 1,000 new jobs will be created at its Halewood Operations facility in the UK.

The positions are being created to make the facility a 24-hour operator, running three shifts. Production of the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the highly-demanded Range Rover Evoque will be supported by this expansion. When the positions are filled, it will mean that the workforce at the site will be around three times what it was just three years ago, and will stand at around 4,500 people.

Des Thurlby, HR Director of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “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 being recruited include production operators, supervisors and engineers. All new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship. Anyone interested in applying should visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/halewood for further information.

2 comments:

  1. It's great news for Britain's car industry. It just goes to show that manufacturing is one way for the country in overcoming the recession.

    With cars like the new Range Rover Evoque being hot property. With production struggling to keep up with demand means creating more jobs. That can help the country's economy.

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    1. I agree. The main reason why these jobs were needed is because demand for the Evoque hasn't slowed at all, I just hope that this growth is sustainable and we won't see 1,000 job cuts in a few years time.

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