BMW’s Mini plant in Oxford (pictured) is to be the main beneficiary of the creation of 1000 new jobs although but the group’s pressings plant in Swindon, engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars plant in Goodwood, West Sussex will also benefit. Recruitment will be taking place in two phases between 2014 and 2016.
BMW said its announcement underlined its “further commitment to the UK as a strategically important production and sales location for the company”. It comes as a result of a £760m investment programme from 2012-2015 to support the launch of the new Mini, a new generation of three-cylinder engines and an expansion of business at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The initial recruitment phase covers 700 jobs and will start in the New Year with the recruitment process for the remaining 300 contracts starting in 2016.
Copyright Ken Hurst 2013