New Jobs at the Land Rover Solihull Plant
The additional positions are required to support an increase in demand following the seventh consecutive month of improved sales. March sales in the UK recorded the highest figures for any month in the company's 62-year history.
"These additional positions are excellent news for the manufacturing industry in the Midlands. It comes as a result of a phenomenal response received from customers and the media to the award winning 2010 model year range, giving Land Rover an incredible start to the year," Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director, said in a release.
The extra 275 jobs will be added to the existing 5,000+ people who work to face the increased demand for the new vehicle 2010 model year range.
In March 2010, Land Rover sales in the UK were up 67% on the same month last year selling over 11,300 vehicles. As well as the iconic Defender model, the Solihull plant is responsible for manufacturing the company's Discovery 4, which saw sales increase by 58% together with the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models, both also up by 70% and 36% respectively compared to the same period last year.
Applications for these vacancies are being handled by Manpower plc.