A recruitment campaign to fill 1,000 new positions at Halewood on Merseyside has begun as additional shifts will support increased production of the Land Rover Freelander and Range Rover Evoque
The new positions, which will support the ongoing significant demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2, take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4500, approximately three times the number employed there three years ago. JLR HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented, 'These new jobs are further evidence of JLR's clear ambition for continued growth. We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand for our products.
Thurlby added, 'JLR's supply chain is also set to benefit, with thousands more jobs expected to be created. Our commitment to expand the Halewood workforce and increase production is great news for JLR, for Merseyside and for the wider UK economy.'
The new jobs recruited at Halewood will include production operators, supervisors and engineers. Reinforcing JLR's commitment to expanding its skills base, all new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.