Rolls Royce adds 100 new jobs: On track for another record year
Rolls Royce has created over 100 new jobs, most of which at their home in Goodwood, where their manufacturing plant is also present. To be effective from end of this year, a significant part of these jobs will be in areas of public relations, sales and marketing. RR is also on track to report record sales once again this year.
Speaking about the new job openings at Rolls Royce, some positions will be for manufacturing and engineering facilities of the Rolls Royce Wraith model, which is due this autumn. This announcement comes after the British company reported new expansion plans at the manufacturing plant, as they get ready to launch the latest model, Wraith.
The luxury car manufacturers are on the brink of breaking sales records for the fourth consecutive year. Sales have been steadily increasing and massive expansions have taken place in the past year during which time the company took on additional designers, craftsmen and engineers.
New RR Wraith will possess a 6.7 liter twin turbocharged V12 engine capable of 624 hp and 590 lb/ft torque. It will be mated to an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission sending power to its rear wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph will be accomplished in 4.4 seconds and it will have a top speed of 250 kmph. Deliveries of the 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith will commence from fourth quarter this year. Pricing will start from €245,000 ($318,700). India too will get the Wraith later this year. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
ROLLS-ROYCE SUCCESS STORY CREATES 100 NEW JOBS
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the leading manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars, today announced the creation of more than 100 new jobs. This 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, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “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.” He continued, “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.”
Business Secretary Vince Cable 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.”
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.