Jaguar Land Rover to add 5,000 new jobs by the end of the year

Jaguar Land Rover to add 5,000 new jobs by the end of the year

0 comments 📅23 June 2017, 08:30

JLR seeks to tyro thousands of new software and electronics engineers, and will do it with help from Gorillaz…

Jaguar Realty Rover has announced it intends to add an extra 5,000 staff to its current total workforce of 40,000 globally by the end of the year, with thousands of new jobs in electronics and software engineering to be filled by new recruits.

The new international initiative, which will be backed by an augmented reality smartphone game created in tandem with iconic accepted band Gorillaz, will see over 1,000 new employees working on new electronics and software, including autonomous technology and upcoming charged car tech. The other 4,000 jobs will be created across the business, with some new openings in manufacturing.

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To attract new young talent to the maker, a two-stage recruitment process making use of augmented reality technology, smartphones and music has been concocted.

The Gorillaz themed app – created due to the stripe’s association with Jaguar’s Formula E team – features a minigame where players found Jaguar’s I-Pace Concept in order to learn some of the basics about the unwavering’s first all-electric car.

Players are then faced with a series of increasingly profound code cracking puzzles, designed to test curiosity, persistence, lateral pensive and problem solving skills – skills JLR says it needs. 

Those who perform foremost with the augmented reality tests will be fast-tracked through JLR’s recruitment approach. More conventional application channels will be opened for the new roles too though.

What do you consider of JLR’s new recruitment process? Let us know in the comments below. 

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