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By Laura Payne Monday 14 January 2013 Updated: 17/01 14:18
HUNDREDS of jobs are to be created at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant.
The car manufacturer announced up to 800 new jobs will be created to support the introduction of new model programmes throughout 2013.
The recruitment drive is already underway and it follows on from the announcement of a £370 million investment programme for JLR's Solihull site where 6,000 people are already employed.
This includes the installation of a new aluminium body shop for the all-new Range Rover as well as upgrades to paint-applications technologies, trim assembly, warehousing and JLR's first customer handover centre.
Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover's director of group sales operations, said: "2012 has been a strong year for Jaguar Land Rover with record breaking sales performance globally. All of our key markets saw strong progress, with demand for our premium vehicles setting new records in a very competitive environment.
"Looking ahead to 2013, we are continuing to invest in our business to support our ambitious plans for growth and we will be introducing eight new or refreshed products throughout the year."
In 2012 JLR sold over 355,000 vehicles and China was its biggest market followed by the UK.
Land Rover's sales were up 36 per cent globally while Jaguar's sales rose by 6 per cent in 2012 compared with the previous year.
To find out information about the vacancies visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com
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