Rolls-Royce to take on 200 more staff at Goodwood

Torsten Mller-Otvs, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, Chichester
Torsten Mller-Otvs, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, Chichester

The world’s most prestigious luxury car manufacturer has today announced it is recruiting 200 new jobs at its head office in Goodwood.

The new roles will bring the total workforce at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to more than 2,000 for the first time.

Chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: ‘I am delighted to announce our new recruitment programme. This reflects not only the success of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to date, but also our confidence in the future of our business. Rolls-Royce continues to strive for long-term sustainable growth and we remain fully committed to luxury manufacturing at our home here in Great Britain.’

The company previously raised fears about Brexit affecting its ‘employment base’, although it has always said it remains to staying in the UK.

Rolls-Royce recently announced strong half year sales, up 13 per cent compared to the same period in 2017, with demand for all Rolls-Royce models remaining strong in most regions around the world. In addition to excellent sales of the new Phantom, demand for Black Badge variants of Dawn, Ghost and Wraith continued to surpass expectations.

The new Rolls-Royce Cullinan was unveiled in May to great acclaim and already has a strong order book stretching well into next year. First customer deliveries of the new all-terrain model are due in the first quarter of 2019.

The latest recruitment at the company’s head office and manufacturing plant in Goodwood means there will have been a six-fold increase on the original number of employees when the company first opened there in 2003.

The new roles are available across all skilled production areas, including wood, leather, assembly, test and finish, paint and logistics. The successful applicants will undergo training before hand-building the company’s model family members, including Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan.

For more details of the available roles and to submit an application, visit: www.uk.gigroup.com.