Rolls-Royce has announced the creation of more than 100 new jobs. This announcement follows record sales over the past 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 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.’
Business Secretary Vince Cable did the politician thing by showing up when times are good for a car manufacturer. He added: ‘Today’s announcement shows how well the industry continues to grow.’ An advertising campaign for the new roles kicks off this week, with the Sunday Times and Marketing Week featuring the first adverts. Further details can also be on the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars website.