JLR announces 300 new jobs in Midlands

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02 September 2023
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Proposals include 30 percent increase in Range Rover and RRS production : credit: © JLR
JLR is recruiting 300 new technician roles at its Solihull, Gaydon and Whitley facilities to support the testing and maintenance of new battery electric vehicles – as well as increased Range Rover production.

Of the 300 new roles, around 100 maintenance technicians will be recruited for the company’s Solihull plant to operate and maintain highly automated, precision, production facilities in a new body shop costing around £130million.

The new body shop will support an intended 30 per cent increase in Range Rover and Range Rover Sport production in future quarters.

Alongside this, technicians will also be trained to work on an additional £70million new body assembly system to support production of the forthcoming electric Range Rover.

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The remaining 200 technicians and test engineers will support the testing and development of JLR’s next generation electric vehicles. They will be based at its Gaydon Engineering Centre and Whitley Powertrain facility and will receive electrification training as part of the company’s Future Skills Programme, to ensure they are equipped with vital skills for the production and maintenance of electric vehicles.

The announcement of this recruitment drive follows the company’s third consecutive profitable financial quarter and highest production output since the Covid-19 pandemic and microchip shortages impacted the automotive industry. It’s great to hear such positive strides are being made by JLR.