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Jaguar Land Rover Becomes First UK Automotive Firm To Start Plant In Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover currently employs around 1,500 people in Nitra, 98 per cent are Slovak nationals and 30 per cent are women (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Jaguar Land Rover opened its state-of-the-art €1.4 billion (£1bn) manufacturing facility on Thursday (25) in Nitra, Slovakia, the first time a UK automotive company has opened a plant in this country. Jaguar Land Rover currently employs around 1,500 people in Nitra, 98 per cent are Slovak nationals and 30 per cent are women. It will launch its second phase of local recruitment in November looking for an additional 850 people to join the team in Nitra, the company said. All manufacturing employees have taken part in a bespoke 12-week training programme in the company’s first overseas Training Academy, representing an…

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