Car maker to hire more military veterans

Car maker to hire more military veterans

Hundreds of former servicemen and women are set to be hired by Jaguar Land Rover over the next few years, it has been announced.

The Coventry-based car manufacturer's UK workforce of 25,000 already includes over 200 military veterans.

But it has announced that it now plans to recruit hundreds more to its ranks of workers. By the end of the decade the company hopes to be employing as many as 1,000 ex-service personnel.

Jaguar Land Rover says the aim is to help former army, navy and air force personnel find a career on civvy street after their military one has come to an end.

A spokesman for the company says the recruitment drive will "provide opportunities for passionate people to unleash their full potential".

The announcement coincides with the second Invictus Games, of which Jaguar Land Rover is an official partner, in Florida.

The event, which was created by Prince Harry, involves injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans from over a dozen countries competing in various sports.

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