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Range Rover is seeking 1000-plus new employees to work on getting the Range Rover Evoque to market
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24 September 2010

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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Lee23404 24 September 2010

Re: JLR seeks 1000 staff for Evoque

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

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?

Another traveller 24 September 2010

Re: JLR seeks 1000 staff for Evoque

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

TStag 24 September 2010

Re: JLR seeks 1000 staff for Evoque

curious_insider wrote:

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?

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.

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