Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced a global hiring drive to fill more than 800 new digital and engineering vacancies across the UK, Ireland, USA, India, China and Hungary, as it seeks to recruit skilled workers from the digital technology industry.

The company said that following the news of large-scale job losses from technology firms, it is targeting such skills and opening a new jobs portal for displaced workers from the tech industry.

Available roles span Autonomous Driving, Artificial Intelligence, Electrification, Cloud Software, Data Science, Machine Learning and many more, JLR said, as the company becomes a “digital-first and data-driven organisation”.

It said such skills are essential to developing, building and repairing JLR’s next generation of cars.