Jaguar announces 1,000 more jobs

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Car giant Jaguar Land Rover has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its plant in Solihull, West Midlands.

The company said the jobs were being created in support of the business’s ambition to deliver 40 “significant product actions” over the next five years under a multi-billion- 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 per cent.

“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.”

The recruitment campaign, launching with national print and radio advertisements today, is looking for production operators and skilled trades people.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “This is fantastic news for Solihull that Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting more than 1,000 jobs.”