Jaguar Land Rover on a recruitment spree
January 2011 saw record numbers of graduates apply to JLR, as well as the biggest apprentice search by the company to date.
Jaguar Land Rover received 10,632 applications for its graduate recruitment places in 2012 as it continued its recruitment drive to support a multi billion pound investment plan for new product creation.
Applications were 61 per cent higher than in 2011 and were five times higher than they were just three years ago. For 2012, graduates will be hired for a variety of roles across the business – from Product Development Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & Sales, IT and Purchasing.
In addition, the Apprentice programme, which this year is searching for both Advanced and Higher Apprentices, was launched on Monday 6 February to coincide with National Apprenticeship week.
The long-term investment Jaguar Land Rover has been making in its people has also been recognised. Successful applicants will be working for one of the UK's top graduate firms after it moved up 27 places in the influential Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list in 2011.
Following the appointment of 114 Advanced Apprentices in 2011, JLR is this year looking for a record 133 Apprentices to join its growing business. Advanced and Higher Apprentices will be recruited at all of JLR's Midlands and Merseyside based engineering and manufacturing sites including the new Advanced Engine facility where Advanced Apprentices will be supporting the development of a new generation of low-emission engines.