Prestige car manufacturer Aston Martin is creating 250 new jobs in Coventry at its Warwickshire factory as part of a major recruitment drive.
Aston Martin is based in Gaydon Coventry and is boosting its staff numbers by 1000 overall, with the majority being in its new factory in St Athan, Wales. This is part of a growth plan which will see it invest £200 million in new products and facilities.
Michael Kerr, Aston Martin group HR director said: “We are looking for dedicated, committed and passionate people to join the Aston Martin team.”
The news was welcomed by Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
She said: “It’s excellent news that Aston Martin is creating new jobs in our region.
“As a chamber, our international trade hub has supported the company’s overseas trade over the years and that is a vital element of the firm’s growth so it’s great to see such an iconic brand expanding here.
“It’s a fantastic company to have on our patch and we are very pleased to have assisted the firm over the years.”
This news comes after news of major expansion plans announced by Jaguar Land Rover who will create over 500 new jobs in the Coventry area.
While the outlook for the motor industry is very promising, jobs in banking look less certain as national and global problems remain for the major banks RBS and Nat West. Although there has been no official announcement, Lyn Turner, Unite regional officer, said 94 branches would see hours reduced in the Midlands and East of England and some job losses.
NatWest currently has three branches in Coventry (Broadgate , Ball Hill and Earlsdon) as well as branches across Warwickshire in Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Leamington and Rugby.