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Jaguar Land Rover announces 600 new jobs

Published 08 January 2014

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun its recruitment drive to employ 600 workers for its new engine manufacturing plant near Wolverhampton.

JLR is investing more than £500 million in the new plant and will employ up to 1400 people as it looks to build its next generation of low emission engines in the UK. The factory workers will be responsible for the assembly of components, operation of manufacturing equipment, supporting tool changes and material line feed. There will also be a number of supervisory roles and opportunities for apprentices. 

The new engine plant will be based at the i54 South Staffordshire business park, which is located just outside Wolverhampton. The first phase of recruitment will create 600 manufacturing jobs over the next four years.

JLR has confirmed it is working closely with local government to create a tailored training programme for local unemployed people to develop the skills required at the plant. The first step will be a six-week training programme to assess literacy and numeracy skills, before moving on to team exercises and interview preparation. The programme will be managed and co-ordinated by JobCentre Plus across Wolverhampton and Staffordshire.

Trevor Leeks, the engine manufacturing centre’s operations director said, “Our new engine manufacturing centre is a significant strand of Jaguar Land Rover’s global growth ambitions and it is critical that we have a world-class manufacturing team at the heart of our new plant.

“We are looking for dedicated, committed and passionate people to join the Jaguar Land Rover team at the new centre.”

To apply for a position at the engine manufacturing centre visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com

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