The newly-boosted workforce will initially be tasked with building the new Jaguar crossover SUV, revealed yesterday as the F-Pace. Within the next couple of years it’s likely they’ll also be building the next-gen Discovery (yet to be unveiled, but think Discovery Vision concept and you won’t be too far off), which we expect will also be built at Solihull.
A massive £1.5bn investment has already been invested in Solihull in recent years, in order to create a state-of-the-art aluminium bodyshells of the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and more recently, the Jaguar XE. Back in February 2014, an extra 1400 jobs were created at Solihull. The latest boost will bring the total to around 10,750.
The current steel-chassied Discovery 4 and Defender are also built at Solihull, but with the Defender line closing down in December and the Discovery 4 due to be replaced with a lighter successor in 2016 or 2017, it won’t be too long before Solihull makes its last ladder-frame chassis.
Applications for the new roles are now being accepted, JLR is particularly keen to welcoming applications from military personnel who are leaving or have left the services.
Available roles at Solihull range from engineering to purchasing and more besides. For more information visit the JLR careers website.