Having a wider portfolio of models than ever before does come with a cost and Rolls-Royce is looking to hire about 200 new employees in the near future, to make sure they can cope with the demand for their ultra-luxurious cars. The company has announced that it is recruiting for 200 new positions, all based at the company’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant in Goodwood, West Sussex.
The new roles will bring the total workforce to over 2000 for the first time, a six-fold increase on the original total when the company first opened, at Goodwood, in 2003. The new positions are available across all skilled production areas, including Wood, Leather, Assembly, Test & Finish, Paint and Logistics. The successful applicants will undergo extensive training before hand-building the company’s model family members, including Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 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.”
Rolls-Royce recently announced strong half year sales, up 13% 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 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.