Jaguar Land Rover Creates Nearly 600 New Jobs

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Jaguar Land Rover is launching a major recruitment drive to attract up to 600 new employees. The focus of the campaign will be to recruit engineers to work on exciting new technology and product development programmes. There are also a significant number of key vacancies in purchasing, finance and human resources.

Jaguar Land Rover is investing £700m in sustainable technologies to improve the environmental performance of its vehicles and is looking for experienced, degree educated engineers to work within the product development function on a variety of ground-breaking projects.

In addition, Jaguar Land Rover is launching a brand new graduate programme for over 80 graduates who will join the business in September. Graduates will participate in a number of activities and events over their two year development period while at the same time integrating themselves into their chosen department.

The recruitment drive comes as the business transitions to new ownership. Jaguar is experiencing a surge in worldwide sales thanks in part to the award winning XF saloon and Land Rover, which has achieved three successive years of record sales, has recently revealed the forward looking and critically acclaimed LRX Concept.

Announcing the scheme, newly appointed Jaguar Land Rover CEO David Smith said: "This recruitment drive demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover's confidence in our future. With our new owners, we have entered an exciting era with stunning new models and ambitious technologies. I can't remember a better time to be part of the British car industry, and certainly it is a brilliant time for Jaguar Land Rover."

Sustainability is a business imperative and we need both experienced and newly qualified graduate engineers to progress the technology projects of the future."

Des Thurlby, Jaguar Land Rover's HR Director, said, "The campaign is up and running and Jaguar Land Rover will be targeting a number of different employment sectors to attract top quality candidates. We shall also be working through a variety of channels from press advertisements to the graduate milkround, and a new dedicated recruitment website. The work on offer is cutting-edge and the rewards impressive. This business has a bright future and we think it will be a very attractive place to work for the best in our industry here in the UK."

The latest recruitment announcement follows previous employment initiatives. In March, Jaguar Land Rover launched a campaign to recruit over 60 apprentices to join our Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. The company has also had a tremendous response to the campaign to recruit 25 undergraduates for the Product Development Industrial and Vacation Placements programme.

Published 18 June 2008 Melanie Carter
 
 

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