Jaguar in Halewood operates 24 hour

Halewood site on Merseyside Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

The Jaguar Land Rover plant on Merseyside has made history overnight by becoming at 24 hour operation. 1000 jobs have been created at the site in Halewood to meet demand for it's Evoque and Freelander models making the workforce 4,500 strong.

Back in December 2010 more than 14,000 people applied for the new posts as the plant began production of the Evoque model.

A third shift has been created with staff starting at 9:30pm and working through the night - it's the first time in the company's 50 year history it will manufacture round the clock.

JLR Evoque model Credit: PA

Indian group Tata Motors - who own Jaguar Land Rover announced more investment earlier this year in the development of new products and technologies.

It's expected Tata will double its annual investment in JLR development to £1.5bn as it looks to expand aggressively around the world.