Jobs boom at JLR’s Halewood plant

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant, a development that has led to 250 new jobs.

The additional jobs announced to support Jaguar Land Rover’s newest model will see the Halewood workforce reach 4,750.

The Halewood plant has so far benefited from a £200m investment to support the introduction of the first member of the all-new Land Rover Discovery family, taking the total amount invested in Halewood over the last four years to almost £500m.

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport, which will go on sale in 2015, is the first member of an all-new family of Discovery vehicles, inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, which was showcased at the New York International Auto Show.

‘In many ways, Halewood has embodied the transformation of Jaguar Land Rover,’ said Richard Else, Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Operations director. ‘We have seen our work force treble and production quadruple in just four years. Today we are operating three shifts, 24-hours a day to meet global demand and I am confident that the team will rise to the challenge and deliver a flawless launch of this exciting new model.’