Rolls-Royce to create 100 more jobs at Goodwood

09 January 2014 #SMMT News

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced it is to create 100 jobs at its base in Goodwood, Sussex, as it reflects on a fourth consecutive global sales record.

The new jobs are in addition to the 100 positions announced in July last year, and will be mostly focused on manufacturing operations.

“I stated at the beginning of last year that I wished to see further sustainable growth, I am therefore delighted with this fourth successive record year, a result that reaffirms our leadership of the super-luxury segment,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“This is an extraordinary British manufacturing success story borne out of a commitment to delivering only the very finest super-luxury goods. I am particularly satisfied to report that this result is based on a balanced global sales picture, with continued success in emerging markets paving the way for future sustainable growth.”

Business Secretary Vince Cable said, “Rolls-Royce’s impressive sales record and the new jobs they have created shows the strength of this iconic brand and reflects the rising success of the British car industry. Last year, car exports generated over £30 billion for our economy – a rise of around 7%. Government’s industrial strategy is giving businesses like Rolls-Royce the confidence to invest – delivering skilled jobs and driving growth.”

Andrew Tyrie, Member of Parliament for Chichester, said, “This is very good news for Britain and for my constituents. I’m delighted for Rolls-Royce and for all those who work there. It’s great to have such a centre of excellence near Chichester.”

The news comes on the back of a successful year for Rolls-Royce, with the company further establishing itself in its two biggest export markets of China and the USA, as well as gaining a foothold in several emerging markets.

More than 1,300 people are now employed at Rolls-Royce’s Goodwood headquarters. Find out more about the firm’s employment and apprenticeship opportunities at

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