Recently Jaguar Land Rover announced that its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool in the UK will provide 1,000 new jobs.
The facility will have almost 4,500 employees to support the on-going significant demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2. Halewood will be moved to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand for the company’s products.
“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,” declared Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby.
The new jobs offer positions of production operators, supervisors and engineers, all employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship. The director also said that thousands more jobs are expected to be created since the company is determined to expand the Halewood workforce and increase production.
“The creation of new jobs at Halewood is more good news for Britain’s car industry and the local economy,” said Unite official Roger Maddison.