Who We Are

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-terrain vehicles and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

Under the ownership of Tata Motors Limited, Jaguar Land Rover is transforming its business to realise the full potential of its brands and deliver profitable results. Driving the business is a world-class team of 32,000 people globally. In addition we support more than 210,000 UK jobs through the supply chain, dealer network and wider economy.

All of our cars are engineered and designed in Britain and while we have ambitious plans for global growth, the heart of the business remains in the UK. We have invested billions of pounds in our state-of-the-art production, research and development facilities. In fact, Jaguar Land Rover is the biggest UK investor in R&D in the manufacturing sector – ahead of British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce – and in the global top 100 for R&D spend. This investment, along with our on-going support of local communities and encouragement to get young people to seek jobs in engineering has led to Jaguar Land Rover winning the Responsible Business of the Year Award – an accolade we take great pride in achieving.

The largest UK-based automotive manufacturer
Role in the Project

JLR is already facing shortages within electrical engineering as technology changes towards depending on electrical components, programming, systems engineering etc. JLR is introducing new technologies and processes such as electric vehicles, aluminium chassis, recycled materials demanding a new skills set such as widening scope of the role of robotic technicians, stronger programming skills, and new knowledge e.g. bonding of new materials.

JLR will build on two-years of work undertaken by SEMTA to identify sector specific gaps and will liaise extensively with BMET and EAL to guide the development of the curricula to ensure that they deliver targeted outcomes that improve employment prospects for the most significant gaps, in at least one of the project’s three focus areas.

JLR will utilise internal knowledge of the national skills picture through its memberships with:

  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) represents the UK automotive industry nationally and abroad. The project will benefit from the knowledge within these studies and publications.

  • The Automotive Council, has regular conversations between the automotive industry and the UK Government and provides roadmaps on improving the competitiveness of the supply chain. These industry specific outputs will assist JLR in providing representative expertise on the challenges the automotive sector face; including skill shortages.

JLR will ensure that its team deliver all relevant milestones on time and within budget and provide regular reports as required by the project coordinator / promoter.