Rolls Royce confirms locations of job losses while opening voluntary redundancy

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Rolls Royce has confirmed the locations of the job losses it is to make this year, while opening voluntary redundancies to all employees.

It comes two weeks after the Derby-based firm said 9,000 jobs were to be cut, mostly in its Civil Aerospace division, as a result of air travel industry being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, the company said around 1,500 roles would be lost in Derby and the East Midlands, while other jobs in the Midlands in Solihull, Ansty and Trentham would also go.

This is the list of locations and approximate numbers of roles which are due to be lost:

  • Derby and the East Midlands - 1,500

  • Solihull – 175

  • Denby/Trentham (Ross Ceramics) – 90

  • Ansty – 65

  • Inchinnan, Scotland – 700

  • Rotherham – 100

  • Washington – 50

  • London Heathrow – 50

  • Barnoldswick – 200

  • Bristol (Civil) – 50

Rolls Royce also said it was opening up Voluntary Severance to all its employees in the UK within Civil Aerospace, and told its staff about the likely impact of the cuts on their sites.

The scheme is also open to some of its Bristol-based workforce engaged in Manufacturing Assembly and Test, which they say has been impacted by reduced workload from Civil Aerospace. The submarines part of the business is not offering voluntary severance.

The company said nobody has been made redundant today.