UK: JLR's 1,000 openings draw 35,000 applicants
Over 6,000 registrations were received within 24 hours of the new jobs being announced by JLR in March and after just one week that figure increased to 20,000 online registrations. The application process for the 1,000 new jobs has now closed.
The new positions, to cope with demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander, will take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500 – trebling the number employed there compared to three years ago – as the plant moves to three shifts and 24 hour production.
JLR HR Director, Des Thurlby said: "We are very pleased with the quality of candidates applying for these new roles and more than 100 applicants have already started with us. The scale of the response to our recruitment campaign reflects JLR’s growing reputation as an employer of choice in the north west."
The new jobs at Halewood include production operators, supervisors and engineers.
During the previous, large scale recruitment campaign at Halewood in December 2010, over 14,000 applications were received for 1,500 new jobs, as the factory ramped-up operations to launch the Evoque which began production in July 2011.
First out of the gate today was news that the Chinese government had, finally, officially approved the Chery joint venture with Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover that will see Freelanders built in China ...
A final update of just-auto's list of concepts and production models which made their debuts at the Los Angeles auto show's 28 & 29 November press days....
Chery Automobile announced on Friday (19 October) its joint venture with Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) had been officially approved by the Chinese government....
Maruti Suzuki India has launched a cheaper, more powerful and fuel-efficient version of its Alto - the world's best-selling small car....
As previously indicated by executives, Nissan has officially cancelled its four-year partnership in India for developing low-cost vehicles with Bajaj Auto....
- COMMENT: 'Showing instruments' in West stand off?
- Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3)
- VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Citroën DS4
- Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (2)
- COMMENT: Foreign OEMs chose appeasement in China
- [12:45BST update]: Nissan's Palmer named Aston CEO
- PARIS DEBUTS: Infiniti Q70 2.2d
- Volvo finally takes covers off redesigned XC90
- CHENGDU SHOW: World premieres
- Kia to build new plant for American markets
- New Engines Aiming for 60% Thermal Efficiency Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Rising to the Post-HEV Challenge
- Jaguar Land Rover: Providing remarkable growth throughout the economic downturn
- Global Charging Equipment for EV Market 2014-2018
- OLED Display Forecasts 2014-2024: The Rise of Plastic and Flexible Displays
- Tesla: The Californian start-up that made head way on the automotive giants