More than 1,000 new jobs are on the way over the next five years at the Land Rover factory at Solihull, the company has revealed.
Indian owner Tata Motors has revealed plans to increase the workforce to more than 5,500 in one of the biggest job creation programmes in the region for many years.
The company said the new investment will pave the way for 40 separate “product actions” from a wide range of new models, to engine and transmission programmes.
The jobs expansion comes hard on the heels of the announcement of a two-year building programme centred on an 88,000 square metre site at Solihull.
The biggest redevelopment of Lode Lane in living memory will see new and extended production facilities, warehousing, offices, a new fire station, data centre, internal roadworks and an upgraded entrance.
Des Thurlby, HR director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This is great news for Solihull. We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25 per cent.
“We have a loyal and committed workforce at Solihull. These jobs are well paid with great benefits. We provide high quality training and development for all our employees and we expect to receive many thousands of applications.”