4,000 British jobs to be created by new Jaguar XE

JonathanSeptember 22, 2014

The new XE model from Jaguar is set to create thousands of jobs for British people in the Midlands, according to a report by the Birmingham Post.

We’ve been told that the exciting new release, which won’t begin production until 2015, is going to be created in Solihull at the Land Rover factory – a move that will see many jobs created for hard working Brits in the automobile manufacturing and supply sector!

The positive news comes only days after Jaguar revealed the new addition of their impressive XE sports saloon.

The boom in jobs is fantastic news for the British manufacturing and automobile sectors alike. It’s been said that Solihull will receive 1,700 jobs, DHL will take on an extra 700, and various supply chains throughout the area will employ 150 extra people.

Alan Volkaerts is the operations director of the Solihull plant and was understandably excited by the great news:

“There will be 1,700 new jobs all across the factory. On top of those 1,700, DHL are recruiting. They are completely integrated with our operation, DHL are hiring 700, supporting our 1,700” explained Alan. “It will be 2,000 jobs upwards in the supply chain. We have a brand new body shop, a brand new final assembly. We never had any reason not to build Jaguars and Land Rovers across our different plants.”

As a supporter of the British automobile sector and the UK’s top company for leasing deals from Jaguar, Land Rover and other leading manufacturers, we commend them for keeping jobs in the UK for hard working British workers. Let’s hope we see more of the same fantastic initiatives from other car manufacturers in future!

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