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Jaguar Land Rover has been on a recruitment spree as of late. While that doesn’t do much for us here in the U.S. where unemployment is reaching endemic levels, this is great news for those looking for work in the UK. The company has announced plans to add 1,000 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Solihull. The company has already hired 3,000 additional workers this year and has recently won industry awards for its recruitment advertising campaign.

The new positions will assist not only with boosting production of existing Land Rover products such as the Range Rover and Discovery (LR4), but also support the company’s future product initiatives. Land Rover plans to undertake “40 significant product actions” through 2015. The company has reportedly earmarked as much as $2.4 billion (£1.5 billion) per year for the next five years for these new product developments. New models, new powertrains, and improvements to existing models are all on deck.

Jaguar Land Rover currently employs about 21,000 people in the UK, making it the UK’s largest automobile manufacturer. 

The new positions will be primarily filled by manufacturing operations and skilled tradespeople. Des Thurlby, Jaguar Land Rover’s Human Resource Director, said, “we expect to receive many thousands of applications.” Those interested in applying for the positions in Solihull can visit Jaguar Land Rover’s career website.

The Solihull facility — often cited as the spiritual home of the Land Rover brand due to its long association with the area — employs about 5,000 people. All told, Jaguar Land Rover currently employs approximately 21,000* in the UK, making it the UK’s largest automobile manufacturer.

Jaguar Land Rover Plans Future Products

Jaguar Land Rover has several new products in the works. If you are a regular RoverGuide reader, you’ll no doubt know all about the DC100 and DC100 Sport. The DC100 is slated to replace the Defender in 2015, but will run concurrently with the Defender 110 and Defender 130 for at least a few years. Another upcoming vehicle is a two-seat sports car called the Jaguar C-X16. The C-X16 is already pegged as the “E-Type of the future” and will go on sale next year.

Additional products include diesel-hybrid powertrains, an all-new Range Rover in 2013, a high-performance version of the Range Rover Evoque, and possibly also a seven-seat version of the Evoque that has been temporarily dubbed the Grand Evoque. 

2011 Land Rover Discovery 4

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November 10, 2011

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