Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BMW Group, currently employs over 1800 men and women at their Head Office and Manufacturing Plant at Goodwood, West Sussex. The company has recently announced recruitment of 200 new positions all based at Goodwood, the only place in the world where the company’s super-luxury motor cars are hand-built. This brings a total six-fold increase on the original workforce when the company first opened, at Goodwood, in 2003.
“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.” – Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
The roles are going to be across all skilled production areas, including Wood, Leather, Assemble, Test & Finish, Paint and Logistics. The applicants chosen will undergo extensive training before handbuilding the company’s model family members, including Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan.
The announcement of recruitment comes following strong half year sales, 13% higher compared to the same period in 2017 and the 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 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.