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26 Mar 2024

Derby Rolls Royce site investment good news for jobs and economy, say East Midlands Chamber

 East Midlands Chamber has hailed news that over 1000 jobs are set to be created by Rolls Royce in Derby as a big boost for the region, as increased investment from Australia was announced. The new Australian government funding will be added to existing UK investment to help meet the needs of the Royal Navy.

The new positions at the Raynesway Rolls Royce submarine plant will include manufacturing and engineering roles.

East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said:

The huge number of jobs that will be created at Raynesway is very positive news for Derby and the surrounding region.  This added investment into the project underlines the solid commitment Rolls Royce have placed in the engineering and manufacturing expertise that Derby has in abundance.  It’s tremendous to see this opportunity create many highly skilled jobs and continue to position Derby as a leading city in UK manufacturing.

“This will also help grow the region’s economy far beyond Derby, supporting the wider supply chain and giving those within it future stability.”