Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to train 29,000 people over the next three years to work on electric vehicles (EVs)
Its Future Skills Programme will see more than 10,000 Jaguar Land Rover and franchised retailer employees in the UK and nearly 19,000 across the rest of the world trained in skills necessary for electrification and digital and autonomous cars.
Currently, around 80% of nearly 1,300 franchised retailers around the world offer electric vehicle (EV) servicing so the company is ensuring the majority of technicians will receive electrification training this year.
In addition, the British company plans to retrain thousands of highly-skilled automotive engineers and production employees who previously worked on the development of internal combustion cars to specialise in electrification, digital and autonomous cars.
The latest programme supports Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy, which will see all Jaguar and Land Rover modern luxury cars available in pure electric form by the end of the decade.
Barbara Bergmeier, Jaguar Land Rover Industrial Operations Executive Director said: “Our plans to electrify our product portfolio are running at pace and we are rapidly scaling up our future skills training programme to ensure we have the right talent to deliver the world’s most desirable modern luxury electric vehicles.
“Developing the skilled global workforces needed to design, build and maintain the vehicles of the future is foundational. I’m proud to say we are committing to help plug the electric and digital skills gap with a comprehensive, global training programme, which will power charge electrification both here in the UK and abroad.”