UK: Jaguar Land Rover to create 1100 new jobs image

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover owned by Indian giant Tata Motors has announced that will expand its workforce at the Castle Bromwich facility to support the launch of new Jaguar models, including the slinky new XF Sportbrake.

More than 1,100 new jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production operators is being launched today, the company said.

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.”

With additional jobs being created to support new product launches and enhance overall production, the company is confident of scaling up its operations. Having already added 8,000 workers in the last two years, the carmaker now has a workforce of over 20,000 workers.

Jaguar has sold more than 29,000 vehicles globally in the first six months of this year – a 19 percent increase on the same period last year. Worldwide sales of Jaguar Land Rover in June were 39 per cent higher than the same period the year before, driven by Land Rover.

Apart from Europe, the company’s key markets are China and the United States.