Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's largest premium automotive business has climbed twenty seven places to 60th in the prestigious Times Top 100 Graduate Employers index – a listing of Britain’s most respected and sought-after graduate employers in 2011. Once again Jaguar Land Rover is the only automotive manufacturer to feature in the index which is a testament to the excellent career opportunities on offer during one of the most challenging and exciting times for the industry.
This strong endorsement of the graduate programme comes only weeks after Jaguar Land Rover welcomed 336 new graduates in to its business – the largest single intake of graduates in the Company's history. Commenting on the index Des Thurlby, Jaguar Land Rover HR Director said, 'To see Jaguar Land Rover rise up the ranks of this influential survey is incredibly encouraging, particularly given we were new entrants last year. As a business we are at a very exciting juncture as we prepare to bring 40 new product actions to market over the next five years thanks to a multibillion pound investment in product creation. This is clearly a journey that many people want to share with us, as attested by the 8,500 strong bank of applications we had for this year’s graduate intake.'
The latest Top 100 rankings were compiled following face-to-face interviews with 17,851 graduates, who left UK universities in the summer of 2011. Full details are published in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers book – considered the definitive guide to Britain's most respected and most sought-after graduate employers – and is distributed free-of-charge to student job hunters and recent graduates through university careers services across the UK.
Jaguar Land Rover is set to launch its campaign to find its 2012 intake and will be deploying its campus teams to universities across the country to talk to graduates interested in working for an organisation that delivers a structured programme designed to provide technical expertise, personal development and knowledge needed for a truly rewarding career. For details of all Jaguar Land Rover vacancies, please visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com click here for JLR Careers