29 Jun 2012
JLR plans to generate 4,500 jobs in UK
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover will generate 4,500 manufacturing and engineering jobs in the UK in the next 5 years according to JLR Executive Director Mike Wright.
"We are investing in products. In the next 5 years we will generate 2,500 manufacturing jobs and 2,000 engineering jobs," Mr Wright said yesterday at the CII-CBI India conference held in London to discuss an India-UK partnership to revive economic growth.
Describing JLR as the largest employer in the UK in the automotive sector, he said: "Our business plan is to grow significantly. We are now a global player with 85 per cent of our revenue coming from exports."
He said Germany was JLR's main competitor and "we have to have a talent pool with global expertise and we have to concentrate on innovation".