Jaguar Land Rover are creating 1,000 new jobs at their Halewood plant to keep up with orders for the Range Rover Evoque and Freelander 2.
We’ve reported umpteen times on Land Rover’s order book for the Range Rover Evoque, and how the stylish new entry-level Range Rover has scored a direct hit with buyers, And that’s now translating in to even more jobs at Land Rover, just nine months after Evoque production started.
JLR has announced the creation of 1,000 extra jobs at their Halewood plant on Merseyside to try and keep pace with the burgeoning order book not just for the Range Rover Evoque, but also for the Freelander 2 which is also being created as CKDs for shipping to India.
The addition of a further 1,000 jobs at Halewood will take the workforce there to nearly 4,500, three times the number employed three years ago, and will be accommodated by moving Halewood on to a three shift system of three 8 hour shifts over 24 hours.
The jobs on offer at Halewood include production operators, supervisors and engineers with all new employees getting training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship. But it’s not just jobs at Land Rover, with JLR expecting jobs in the supply chain to increase by many thousands.
Real jobs in a real manufacturing installation. Can’t be bad.
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