Shock news – luxury car manufacturer set to increase workforce by 50 per cent

Rolls-Royce will be adding 150 new jobs

Following a 20 per cent growth in sales during 2008 Rolls-Royce has announced it will be adding to its workforce with more than 150 new jobs on offer.

The new roles are required to assist the production of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The Ghost will be built on its own dedicated assembly line, although it will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Production will begin in the next few months with deliveries scheduled for early 2010.

Once the positions are filled the company will have a skills base of 900 workers, 400 of which will have been employed in the last two years. If you’re interested in a new job, then read the press release below to see how you can apply.

Rolls-Royce will be adding 150 new jobs

ROLLS-ROYCE TO INCREASE MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE BY 50 PER CENT

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is planning to increase its manufacturing workforce by 50 per cent. More than 150 new jobs have been created to support the production of the company’s new model, the Rolls-Royce Ghost. By the end of 2009 Rolls‑Royce will have created almost 400 new jobs in under two years, bringing the total number of employees based at Goodwood, West Sussex to 900.

The majority of the new positions have been created in the wood, leather and paint shops as well as the assembly areas. In addition there will be a number of new positions in the headquarter offices, also based at Goodwood. Rolls-Royce is keen to fill all positions within the next few months and anticipates drawing on the considerable pool of highly skilled automotive industry personnel available in the UK.

Speaking from Goodwood, Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves said, “This is good news for the British car industry at a time when it is struggling. Britain has an exceptional talent for automotive production and we are keen to maximise this at Rolls-Royce. Our new model, the Ghost, has enjoyed an extremely positive international response and we now need to put people in place to bring the car to market.”

The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be built on its own dedicated assembly line but will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Rolls-Royce has expanded all areas of its manufacturing facility over the last two years to prepare for the introduction of the Ghost model. Production will begin in the autumn with customer deliveries from early 2010.

Potential candidates can check and apply for current vacancies, or apply speculatively, via our website: www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com.