More than 1,100 new jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production operators is being launched today.
Commenting on the new jobs, Des Thurlby, HR director at JLR said: ‘We have embarked on the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company’s history, hiring 8,000 people in the last two years.
‘We provide high quality training and development for all of our employees so this latest announcement for 1,100 jobs is great news for the West Midlands and the UK supply chain.’
JLR anticipates that the launch of these new Jaguar models will also support thousands of jobs in the UK supply chain.
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.’
As part of JLR’s ambition to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five years, the Castle Bromwich plant will this year manufacture the new 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges, and the XF Sportbrake derivative.
In the first six months of the year, Jaguar has sold more than 29,000 vehicles globally, which is a 19 per cent increase against the same period last year. All of Jaguar’s key markets, including China, UK, USA and Europe, have delivered year-on-year sales improvements.