Jaguar Land Rover has announced its intention to increase the amount of ex-servicemen and women employed around its global facilities to 1,000 by 2020, as JLR continues to work with the Invictus Foundation.
As a lead sponsorship partner for the Invictus Games since its first event in 2014, JLR aims to implement a five-fold increase in its recruitment of ex-service personnel to continue supporting the Ministry of Defence’s Career Transition Partnership.
200 former Armed Forces personnel have been employed since 2013, with 100 of those coming in the last year, and to ensure the support for the Armed Forces community, JLR signed the Armed Forces Covenant in July 2014, which along with other businesses and charitable organisations ensure the backing of the Armed Forces community.
Some of these personnel joined the business following special training through the Jaguar Land Rover Learning Academy, which offers bespoke programmes for service leavers and helps to create ‘lifelong learning’ opportunities for its global employees and helps others seek futures in the automotive industry.
JLR is also a supporter of Mission Motorsport – The Armed Forces’ Motorsport Charity – which aims to promote the recovery and rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and women through motorsport including the training, vocational support and assistance to get them back on their feet.