Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,000 new jobs at Halewood plant

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1000 new jobs at Halewood plant
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool in the UK.

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

JLR's HR director, Des Thurlby, commented: "These 1000 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. 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. All new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.

Dr Neil Bentley, CBI deputy director general, said: "This is further evidence of re-balancing across the economy, with the latest UK trade figures showing record levels of exports going to countries outside the EU, such as the US and China.

"Jaguar Land Rover continues to be a great British success story, which provides a real boost to its supply chain and the wider economy."

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Laura Hopperton

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