Osbourne opens new £14 million academy

A new £14 million pound state-of-the-art Apprentice Academy was officially opened today by George Osbourne, at Rolls Royce in Derby.

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Engineering firm to help Rolls-Royce employees at risk of losing their jobs

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Workers at risk of losing their jobs at a Rolls-Royce site near Coventry have been offered potential opportunities at a nearby engineering firm. Alstom in Rugby wants to recruit at least 50 engineers, scientists and project managers.

Rolls-Royce announced earlier this month it was planning to reduce its workforce at its plant in Ansty.

Unions claim nearly 400 jobs could be at risk.

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Rolls Royce in talks with Serious Fraud Office over allegations of bribery

Derby-based Rolls Royce has said it has passed information to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over concerns of bribery and corruption.

The request for information from the SFO comes after allegations of malpractice in Indonesia and China.

Rolls Royce has their own investigations have identified "matters of concern in these, and other overseas markets".

The company added that "it is too early to predict the outcomes, but these could include the prosecution of individuals and of the company. We will cooperate fully."

“I want to make it crystal clear that neither I nor the Board will tolerate improper business conduct of any sort and will take all necessary action to ensure compliance. This is a company with exceptional prospects and I will not accept any behaviour that undermines its future success”.

– John Rishton, Rolls-Royce Chief Executive

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£14 million Rolls Royce Academy opened by Chancellor

A new £14 million state-of-the-art training centre has opened at Rolls-Royce in Derby, where apprentices will gain hands-on engineering skills.

The newly-opened Rolls-Royce Apprentice Academy Credit: ITV Central

The Chancellor George Osborne offically opened the Apprentice Academy. He told Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat that more money will be spent on apprenticeships, which he believes will help boost the economy.

The new facility that has been developed to enable the company to train an increased number of young people to work for the company Credit: ITV Central
George Osbourne believes apprenticeships will boost the economy Credit: ITV Central

George Osborne to open Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy

George Osborne will open the Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy today
George Osborne will open the Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy today Credit: PA

The Chancellor George Osborne will today open the new Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy in Derby.

The company say the academy will create jobs for young people in the Midlands in a number of sectors.

These include the supply chain for the company as well as in other manufacturing businesses.

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