So far, aside from a couple of concepts and test vehicles, Jaguar and Land Rover haven't made much of a dent in the vehicle electrification space. Adding electric drive to a vehicle requires new kinds of engineering expertise, the kind that JLR had access too when the companies were part of the Ford family. Now that the British premium brands belong to India's Tata Motors, the recruiters in Coventry are looking for some extra help.
JLR is looking to hire 50 new engineers with expertise in hybrid drive, electrical and software as well as infotainment systems. JLR is already picking up 45 apprentices and 80 fresh-out-of-school engineers this year and is looking for more experience with the latest batch of recruits. If you're eligible to work in the UK, check out the job postings here.
ENGINEERS REQUIRED FOR INNOVATIVE CAREERS AT JAGUAR LAND ROVER
JaguarLandRover is launching a campaign to recruit 50 engineers with experience in areas including electrical, infotainment, software and hybrid engine technology.
Recruitment advertising will feature across a range of media, with Jaguar Land Rover's award-winning website, www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com, at the heart of the campaign.
Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented:
"We are looking for specialist engineers to develop the next generations of world-class Jaguars and Land Rovers. This new recruitment programme is in addition to the 80 new engineering graduates and 45 engineering apprentices who will join the company in September.
"Jaguar Land Rover is one of the biggest automotive recruiters in the UK and already this academic year we have received 4,500 graduate applications.
"We are investing hundreds of millions of pounds over the next few years in research and development and this will present great opportunities for talented engineers with a passion for our brands."
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About Jaguar Land Rover:
JaguarLand Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that design, engineer and manufacture in the UK. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury saloons and sports cars. Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define 'breadth of capability' in their segments. The Jaguar XF, XJ and XK models are manufactured at the company's Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham. Land Rover's Defender, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models are all built at the Solihull plant. The Land Rover Freelander 2 is built at the Halewood plant in Liverpool. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs over 14,500 people, predominately in the UK, including some 3,500 engineers at two product development centres in Whitley, Coventry and Gaydon, Warwickshire. Thebusiness is a major wealth generator for the UK with 78 percent of Land Rovers exported to over 160 countries and 70 percent of Jaguars exported to over 60 countries, with sales to customers conducted principally through franchised dealers and importers. Jaguar Land Rover annually invests £400 million on research and engineering in the UK. This represents up to 50% of the automotive industry total and is the 7th largest research and engineering spend in the UK in any industry. Jaguar Land Rover is investing £800m over five years to develop technologies aimed specifically at reducing tailpipe CO2 emissions designed to meet the 25% improvement target set by the European Union which is well ahead of the industry average.