Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the creation of more than 100 UK jobs, as half-year sales figures show that the Goodwood-based luxury vehicle manufacturer appears set for another record year.
Half of the new roles will be focused on engineering and manufacturing of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, which goes into production in Autumn. The remaining positions will be within marketing, sales, aftersales and public relations, as well as the company’s bespoke business.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, “I am delighted to announce this recruitment programme, made possible by the continuing success of our company. Our cautious optimism at the beginning of the year has proven to be correct and our goal for the business remains the same: consistent, sustainable growth. This process continues through the creation of a significant number of new roles and our ability to attract the very best talent in the manufacturing and luxury sectors.”
Business Secretary Vince Cable MP said, “Last week’s [automotive industrial strategy] underlined the government’s commitment to work with world-class companies like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on the future of the sector. This announcement shows how well the industry continues to grow. With the right investment, skills and R&D, we will help it grow even more.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars employs more than 1,300 people at its headquarters in Goodwood, West Sussex. In 2012 it employed over 100 young people on industrial placements; it also runs successful apprenticeship and graduate programmes. Click through for more information about Rolls-Royce’s recruitment opportunities.