Auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to recruit 1,000 new staff members at their plant in Solihull. The announcement was made this week, with the recruitment drive to find the 1,000 extra workers starting immediately with job vacancies being advertised in national newspapers and on national radio from this week.
The positive news from Jaguar Land Rover comes at a time when manufacturing has been facing tough times with scale backs and job losses, and so the announcement of expansion plans at the Solihull plant is being heralded as a good sign for manufacturing in the UK as a whole.
Given that less than 2 years ago the car maker was discussing closing the Solihull plant, the news is especially welcome as not only will it guarantee the jobs of the workforce currently employed in Solihull, but will also create new jobs for UK workers.
The Solihull manufacturing plant makes Range Rover models, also Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender 4×4 vehicles at the site. Jaguar Land Rover will be looking to recruit for a variety of positions, including workers to fill vacancies for production operators and trades people.
The new staff hired by Jaguar Land Rover will join the company as agency workers initially, then after a year as agency they will be employed on temporary status for another year, before moving onto a permanently employed status with the manufacturer.