Jaguar Land Rover to create 1000 new jobs at UK plant

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1000 new jobs at UK plant
More than 1000 new jobs are to be created at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant in the West Midlands.

The news comes just weeks after the firm made known it was creating 750 new jobs at a new engine plant in Wolverhampton.

Both announcements have been greatly received by industry, with the government, unions and business leaders commenting that it demonstrates the commitment of global investors to the UK.

Jaguar Land Rover employs nearly 20,000 workers in the UK, including 5,000 in Solihull. The new posts in the West Midlands are being created in support of its ambition to deliver 40 'significant product actions' over the next five years under a multibillion-pound investment in product creation.

Des Thurlby, human resources director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This is great news for Solihull. We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25%. We have a loyal and committed workforce at Solihull. These jobs are well paid with great benefits. We provide high-quality training and development for all our employees and we expect to receive many thousands of applications."

Business Secretary Vince Cable added: "This is fantastic news for Solihull that Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting more than 1000 jobs. This is a positive story of growth for the plant that was once under threat of closure. It is now expanding and has ambitious product plans."

Laura Hopperton

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