Jaguar Land Rover is planning for an extra 5,000 engineers and technical staff in the next year, the Sunday Telegraph reported yesterday.
Thee recruitment drive could be announced this week to focus on electronic and software engineers as the industry adapts to develop autonomous vehicles but a shortage may mean bringing in foreign workers or contracting outside the UK.
It’s Ride to Work week.
The annual event is organised by the motorcycle industry to highlight the advantages of saving time and money on two wheels and not in a car.
The factory which supplies many VW Group models from Slovakia is facing strikes from Tuesday.
Workers are seeking a 16% pay rise and it will be an unlimited strike, said the union, halting production for Touareg, Q7, Cayenne, Bentayga, Up, Citigo and Mii.
BMW’s home city of Munich is considering banning diesels from its streets.
Analysts said that nitrogen oxide levels found in the city air well beyond main roads were “shocking”.
Ford has opened the first paternity workshop for new and expectant fathers.
Based on the success and feedback from Ford’s maternity workshops, it brings expectant fathers together to share their experiences as they prepare for parenthood.