Daniel Dalton MEP today visited Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant to discuss the current skills shortages facing the rapidly expanding employer and the challenges of meeting EU regulations.
The rapid expansion of JLR over the last five years, doubling their UK work force to over 30,000 has presented unique challenges in recruiting skilled workers. The company are working with government and Universities, as well as receiving visits from thousands of school children every year, to ensure that as many of this work force comes from the UK as possible.
Similarly their success poses different challenges when it comes to EU environmental legislation, an issue on which Daniel is working closely with JLR so as to best represent our region's biggest exporter's interests in Europe.
After the visit, Daniel commented:
"This historic site is now a state of the art manufacturing facility employing a highly skilled modern work force, either directly or indirectly through the supply chain. It is in all our interests to ensure as many of this work force as possible are from the West Midlands."
"I will be working closely with JLR to help them with EU regulatory challenges so they can continue to drive forwards and build on the success of the last five years.”