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Jaguar Land Rover seeks its apprenticeship intake for 2012

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to launch a search for its largest-ever intake of apprentices to join its 2012 training programme. The apprentice programme, which this year is searching for advanced and higher apprentices, will launch on 6 February and coincides with National Apprenticeship week. Following the appointment of 114 advanced apprentices in 2011, […]

West Midlands component suppliers experience growth

The majority of component suppliers in the West Midlands have enjoyed a major year of growth, it was announced last night at the annual Manufacturing Advisory Service-West Midlands (MAS-WM) Auto Director’s meeting. Good news included investment of £1bn by global car manufacturers, a 31 per cent increase in export orders and early estimates suggesting that […]

The 2011 Automotive Winner – CABLED

The UK’s largest study of its kind has provided a glimpse into how the future could be shaped by electric cars. CABLED: researching how drivers use electric cars Arup, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata, Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz, E.On, Coventry University, Aston University, Birmingham University, Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council The road to electric vehicle (EV) […]

Jaguar Land Rover creates 700 jobs in Wolverhampton

More than 700 jobs are to be created following Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to invest £355m in a new engine plant in Wolverhampton. The plant, which is likely to indirectly create UK supply-chain jobs, will build a range of low-emission four-cylinder JLR petrol and diesel engines. The government said it is proving the project up […]

Designing an energy efficient factory

Energy efficiency has been on the agenda for a number of engineering operations for at least a decade now. The message that reducing CO2 emissions means using less energy, and thus utility bills will fall, has come across loud and clear, bolstered by government incentives to assist with the inevitable investment needed to bring in […]

Training centres focus on advanced manufacturing

The automotive and aerospace industries in the UK received a major boost today as universities and science minister David Willetts announced the launch of five new centres across the UK to train engineers of the future. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is co-funding five new Industrial Doctorate Centres covering key areas of […]

Burning desire: The Ultra Boost project

A new internal combustion engine is set to play its part in making the leap to zero-emissions vehicles Imperial College London is undertaking the first stage of the project by leading the selection and testing of the boosting technology. The team is faced with the challenge of specifying a system that not only increases the […]

Jaguar to close Midlands plant

Jaguar Land Rover has issued details of its new business plan, which includes closing a plant in the West Midlands while creating 800 new jobs to develop a new fuel-efficient SUV in Halewood. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will close one of its two West Midlands plants and create 800 new jobs at its Liverpool plant […]

Car loans

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €866m of loans for European-based car manufacturers to aid in the design and build of cars that emit fewer emissions. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €866m (£779m) of loans for European-based car manufacturers to aid in the design and build of cars that emit fewer CO2 […]