LUXURY car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced it will be recruiting 100 people to fill new posts at its Goodwood headquarters and around the world.
The firm says its announcement follows record sales over the last three years, significant expansion of the manufacturing plant and the launch of the company’s latest model, Wraith.
Half-year sales figures announced last week show that Rolls-Royce is on track for another record year in 2013.
Many of the roles are based at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, with around half in marketing, sales, after sales, public relations and the company’s bespoke business. The remainder will be based in engineering and manufacturing and are directly linked to the production of Wraith, which is currently in pre-production with the first cars available to customers in the Autumn.
A number of new positions have also been created in Rolls-Royce regional offices around the world.
I am delighted to announce this recruitment programme, made possible by the continuing success of our company,’ said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the company’s chief executive.
‘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.’
‘Rolls-Royce is a Great British manufacturing success story. We now enter the next chapter of this company’s history and can look forward with confidence to a bright future.’
The move has been backed by government business secretary Vince Cable, who visited the Rolls-Royce stand at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
He 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. Today’s announcement shows how well the industry continues to grow. With the right investment, skills and R&D, we will help it grow even more.
‘I met some Rolls-Royce apprentices and graduates last week who all told me how much they enjoyed working in the sector so I’m sure these jobs will be highly sought after.’