Jaguar Land Rover will create 1,100 new jobs in West Midlands

City A.M. Reporter
CAR manufacturer <a href="";>Jaguar</a> Land Rover, which is owned by India's Tata Motors, yesterday announced plans to create 1,100 jobs building new luxury car models at its West Midlands plant.

The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate car will be built at the firm’s plant in Castle Bromwich, along with other models.

The company has hired 8,000 new workers in the UK over the past two years as part of a major recruitment scheme, a drive that HR director Des Thurlby called “the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company’s history”.

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.”

Last week Jaguar Land Rover reported sales growth of 19 per cent in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period a year ago. It sold 29,000 vehicles globally.