Luxury car-makers in jobs drive

HUNDREDS of new jobs are to be created by two of the world’s leading car companies.

Luxury car giant Rolls-Royce is to create 100 new jobs after reporting its fourth consecutive year of record sales. More than 3,630 cars were delivered to customers in 2013, the highest in the marque’s history. The new jobs will be created at the firm’s UK centre in Goodwood, Sussex, mainly in manufacturing roles.

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And Jaguar Land Rover has launched the first phase of a recruitment drive to take on employees at its new engine manufacturing centre. About 600 jobs will be created over the next four years at the site near Wolverhampton, where more than £500m is being invested.