JLR underpins armed forces commitment with 1,500 jobs

JLR has celebrated the 10th anniversary of signing the Armed Forces Covenant by announcing it has now hired more than 1,500 veterans.

The news underpins the brand’s commitment to supporting former armed forces personnel find employment through its dedicated employment support programme.

It has employed an average of 140 veterans every year since 2014, and last year engaged with more 500 veterans before offering roles to over 150.

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Stephen Lees, JLR armed forces engagement programme manager, said: “JLR has a rich history of employing people from military backgrounds, actively encouraging and supporting other companies and sharing our experience through the SMMT’s Mission Automotive Armed Forces Engagement initiative.

“As well as technical skills many service leavers and veterans have, we also recognise the exceptional project management, leadership and organisational qualities and unique experience military candidates bring. JLR provides a sense of belonging that individuals have held so dear throughout their military service in shared common values and ethos through JLR’s company purpose.”

JLR also works in partnership with Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity.