Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a major recruitment drive to attract up to 600 new employees.

The company made the announcement on Wednesday but just-auto has already seen local newspaper advertisements of the openings at the Gaydon HW in Warwickshire.

The emphasis is on hiring engineers to work on new technology and product development programmes but there are also a “significant number” of key vacancies in purchasing, finance and personnel, the automaker, newly acquired by India’s Tata Motors, said in a statement.

JLR said it is investing GBP700m in sustainable technologies to improve the environmental performance of its vehicles and is looking for experienced, degree-educated engineers to work in product development functions “on a variety of ground-breaking projects”.

It is also launching a new programme for over 80 graduates who will join the business in September. Graduates will participate in a number of activities and events over their two year development period while at the same time integrating themselves into their chosen department.

New CEO David Smith said: “This recruitment drive demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover’s confidence in our future.”

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Last March, JLR launched a campaign to recruit over 60 apprentices to join its ‘Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Scheme’. The company also claims “a tremendous response” to a campaign to recruit 25 undergraduates for its ‘Product Development Industrial and Vacation Placements’ programme.

In another move affecting employees, JLR said recently it would shift its US headquarters from Irvine (south of Los Angeles) in California back to Mahwah, New Jersey, where it has maintained distribution and parts operations. All 50 west coast employees have been offered a transfer if they wish.