Range Rover is seeking 1000-plus new employees to work on getting the Range Rover Evoque to market

Jaguar Land Rover has set out on a large scale recruitment drive to help launch the new Range Rover Evoque.

The company is seeking more than than 1000 talented engineers, supervisors and production operators to work at the Halewood Operations plant in Liverpool.

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Michael Straughan, operations director at Halewood, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming some enthusiastic new recruits to the team to deliver the Range Rover Evoque to the marketplace”.

Halewood Operations currently builds the Land Rover Freelander and employs around 2500 people. The average salary of the Evoque roles on offer is £35,000.

The Range Rover Evoque will make its global public debut at the Paris motor show next week.

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24 September 2010

Well with Ms Beckham onboard thats half a staff member already.

Anyway thats good news.

24 September 2010

Hmmm - it says that JLR are looking for talented engineers, supervisors etc .... not sure Ms. Posh Spice has the qualifications.

24 September 2010

If a thousand people were losing their jobs it would be all over the news. A thousand people get jobs and nothing other than a footnote in the specialist press. I guess then we should file this under 'no news is good news'.

24 September 2010

What I can't get my head around is why they need 1000 extra people. Halewood is hardly running at full capacity, and already has 2500 staff.

Are they essentially saying then that they don't have the right calibre of people currently?

24 September 2010

[quote curious_insider]

What I can't get my head around is why they need 1000 extra people. Halewood is hardly running at full capacity, and already has 2500 staff.

Are they essentially saying then that they don't have the right calibre of people currently?

[/quote]

It may have something to do with the fact that the RR Evoque is made largely of Aluminium whilst the Freelander is made of Steel. So that and the added complexity of a Premium car like the RR Evoque may explain the increase in staff. It pehaps shows why this is such an upmarket car.

24 September 2010

[quote Autocar]The average salary of the Evoque roles on offer is £35,000[/quote] Well, with the salary from year one they will be just about able to buy one, then.

24 September 2010

[quote Another traveller][quote Autocar]The average salary of the Evoque roles on offer is £35,000[/quote] Well, with the salary from year one they will be just about able to buy one, then.[/quote]

Doubt it. I earn quite a bit more than that and with morgage, kids etc I doubt I'll be able to afford one.

Not without financing myself to ridiculous levels, which is presumably how most people afford these things?

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