Thanks to the significant rise in demand for Jaguar Land Rover cars, the JLR group announced creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool in the UK. The new workforce will be mainly focused to increase the production of Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2 to meet rising global demand.
The Evoque is particularly important to JLR’s ongoing success, bagging thousands of orders long before it actually went into production. The car will certainly go down in the company’s history book as the one of the, if not the, most important product.
The recruits at Halewood will include production operators, supervisors and engineers. They will take increase the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500 – treble the number employed there just three years ago. All new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.
Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented: “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.”