Rolls-Royce: Ghost Brings New Jobs

This is the sort of news we like. Thanks to the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, more than 150 jobs have been created at the marque’s Goodwood plant – which represents a jump in the manufacturing workforce of around 50 per cent.

While the Ghost will be built on its own dedicated assembly line, it will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom and most of the new jobs are in these areas. Production of the Ghost will begin in the autumn with customer deliveries from early 2010, and highly skilled workers are therefore being sought to fill the positions within the next few months. This should boost the total number of employees based at Goodwood, West Sussex, from 750 to 900.

No one needs to be reminded how desperately the motor industry needs good news like this. Says Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves, “Britain has an exceptional talent for automotive production and we are keen to maximise this at Rolls-Royce. Our new model, the Ghost, has enjoyed an extremely positive international response and we now need to put people in place to bring the car to market.”

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Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Rolls-Royce

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