Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:14 AM
It’s time for more good news from the West Midlands with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announcing that they are to create over 1000 new jobs. The UK's largest automotive design, engineering and manufacturing employer will expand its workforce at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models, including the slinky new XF Sportbrake.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, said: “This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover’s continuing commitment and investment in the UK.”
This expansion is part of JLR's plan to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five years, and the modern Castle Bromwich plant will this year manufacture the new 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges.
New and more efficient powertrains and transmissions are also part of the big plan at Jag, and it’s also probably fair to say that they hit the fashionable nail on the head with the new XF Sportbrake – the estate variant of the XF saloon. The XF Sportbrake, with its load capacity of up to 1675-litres, will be the most versatile Jaguar built to date, and its luxurious lines show a shape that’s all the rage right now.
The expansion plan is bolstered by sales success – with the new Evoque leading the way – and in the first six months of the year, the famous British brand sold more than 29,000 vehicles globally, which is a 19 per cent increase over the same period last year.
Car-loving peeps interested in applying for these and other current vacancies at Jaguar Land Rover should do so by visiting: www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com. Cue CV stampede!
By Daniel Anslow
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