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Ten minutes with Bob Joyce, Jaguar Land Rover

Bob JoyceGroup Engineering Director Jaguar Land Rover Ahead of his opening keynote speech at next month’s Engineer Conference, Jaguar Land Rover’s group engineering director Bob Joyce answers some questions on the future of the UK automotive sector TE: Which new technologies or materials will have the most impact on the car industry over the next […]

Engineer conference will celebrate UK innovation

An exciting new conference organised by The Engineer will feature some of the biggest names in UK manufacturing and highlight excellence in innovation and technology. The Engineer Conference will include high-level speakers from blue chip engineering organisations – including Jaguar Land Rover, Astrium, BAE Systems and Airbus – and pioneers and innovators in fields ranging […]

Recovery hinges on supply chain stability

Editor Jaguar Land Rover’s ongoing success – and UK focus – is in danger if its suppliers are unable to access the right skills, technology and finance. Given the sense of gloom pervading much of the European car industry the comparatively buoyant state of the UK sector – itself seen as a bit of a […]

Jaguar Land Rover to double jobs at new engine factory

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to increase investment in its new West Midlands engine manufacturing centre from £355m to £500m. The move, announced at the Geneva motor show, is expected to double the number of engineering jobs at the plant, taking the total number of people employed at the site to almost 1,400. The plant, […]

Job market looks up; graphene still flat

News editor We round up this week’s encouraging news for recruitment in several of the UK’s major engineering sectors, and top it off with a peek into the future of research into one of the most intriguing and promising materials currently under investigation This week’s Briefing takes on a slightly different tone, given the good […]

SMMT figures indicate record exports for UK car makers

Britain’s car manufacturers exported more than 1.2 million vehicles in 2012, a rise of eight per cent compared with 2011. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), total vehicle output increased eight per cent last year to 1.58 million units, the highest level since 2008. Similarly, car output rose nine per cent […]

SMMT announces 12 per cent rise in new-car registrations

New-car registrations rose more than 12 per cent in October to 151,252 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). According to the automotive trade association, the new-car market increased five per cent over the year to date, growing in all but one month, totalling 1,771,861 units, or an […]

Career opportunities in the UK automotive sector

While it may seem like the economy is languishing in the wake of the recession, one area at the heart of British manufacturing is continuing to buck the trend. The UK automotive industry, once a symbol of the country’s decline, is now experiencing something of a renaissance. Over the past 18 months, almost every company […]