Land Rover creates 275 jobs at Solihull plant

It will now increase production at the Solihull plant to keep up with demand for its luxury SUVs and is accepting applications via Manpower plc.

The extra agency positions will be filled immediately to bolster the 5,000-strong workforce at the West Midlands plant.

Workers at the plant have had to meet an increase in sales of 67 per cent in March 2010 compared to the same month last year. Sales of all models have now improved for seven successive months despite the global recession and demand for many cars dropping.

Over 11,300 Land Rover 4x4s were sold last year, including a 70 per cent increase for Range Rover sales thanks to the success of the new 2010 model.

Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director said: "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.”