By Marcus Leach

Jaguar Land Rover (JLS) have confirmed that over 1,000 new jobs will be created at their Solihull plant in the West Midlands.

At present the Solihull plant employees over 5,000 staff, with this number set to swell to over 6,000 over the next five years.

"This is great news for Solihull. We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25%," Des Thurlby, human resources director at JLR, said:

"These jobs are well paid with great benefits. We expect to receive many thousands of applications."

The recruitment campaign, which has launched with national print and radio advertisements, is looking for production operators and skilled trades people.

This latest announcement means that total recruitments for the year will exceed 3,500.

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