Shannon has received a major boost with the news that Jaguar Land Rover is to create 150 new jobs there.
"This is hugely positive news for Shannon Group and, indeed, for the region".
Supported by the IDA, staff at the new centre of excellence will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover are iconic brands which have endured through innovation and staying ahead of their competitors. "The creation of a team in Shannon strengthens our global engineering capabilities and complements our existing team of more than 10,000 engineers based in the United Kingdom", he added.
The jobs will be in the engineering sector. "I wish Jaguar Land Rover every success".
He said that the company is now looking for software engineers with experience in artificial intelligence, safety critical systems and vehicle architecture.
These courses will provide the skills to support Jaguar Land Rover's engineering capabilities and ongoing technological innovation.
The IDA-backed investment will see a new software engineering centre developed in the Shannon Free Zone.
It is after Jaguar Land Rover confirmed plans to set up in the Shannon Free Zone, based beside Shannon Airport.