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Rolls-Royce to create more than 100 new roles in Chichester
A luxury car maker has created more than 100 new jobs.
The jobs boost at Rolls-Royce comes in the wake of record sales over the last three years, significant expansion of the manufacturing plant and the launch of the company’s latest model, the Wraith.
Many of the roles are based at the company’s headquarters in Westhampnett, near Chichester, 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 the new Wraith, which is in pre-production.
The first cars will be available to customers in the autumn.
New positions have also been created in Rolls-Royce regional offices around the world.
The firm’s chief executive officer, 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.
“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.
“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.”
The move was hailed by business secretary Vince Cable.
He said: “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.”
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