The first phase of the campaign will see the creation of 600 manufacturing roles at the plant during the next four years.
The job creation stems from a £500 million investment into the new plant. The roles will be required to support the manufacture of Jaguar Land Rover's new low emission engines.
The other 800 jobs will be spread across a number of disciplines, including engineering, maintenance and logistical roles.
The company has also announced it is working with Wolverhampton City Council, Staffordshire County Council and South Staffordshire Council to create a tailored training programme for local unemployed people to develop the skills required at the plant.
Jaguar Land Rover operations director Trevor Leek said: "Our new Engine Manufacturing Centre is a significant strand of Jaguar Land Rover's global growth ambition and it is critical that we have a world-class manufacturing team at the heart of our new plant."