Jaguar Land Rover will launch a global “upskilling drive” to train 29,000 people for its connected and data capabilities in the next three years and support the rapid transition to electrification.
The company says its Future Skills Programme will see more than 10,000 employees in the U.K. and nearly 19,000 across the rest of the world trained in skills vital to electrification, digital and autonomous cars.
According to the company, around 80% of nearly 1,300 franchised retailers worldwide offer electric vehicle servicing. To tackle the skill gaps, the company ensures most servicing technicians will receive electrification training this year.
As well as technicians, Jaguar Land Rover plans to retrain thousands of highly skilled automotive engineers and production employees who previously worked on the development of internal combustion cars, to specialize in electrification, digital and autonomous cars.
Jaguar Land Rover says plant employees at all levels will require training as production increases to ensure they can work safely alongside the high-voltage systems in electric vehicles.