British designer and manufacturer of household appliances, Dyson is seeking to create an extra 300 engineering jobs in a push to build its first electric car by 2020.
The household appliances manufacturer is currently looking to fill an additional 300 automotive vacancies in the UK for its new e-car manufacturing facility in Airfield.
The jobs news came as the company published the report ‘Dyson 2017 Financial Results’ today, showing that the 2017 underlying earnings rose 27% to £801m.
In the financial report, the company stated as well that the total UK headcount has increased 2.5 times over the last five years to 4,600.
In 2018, the current 400-strong automotive team is expected to move into a new cutting-edge facility at Hullavington, Airfield, a 750-acre campus which will be Dyson’s second research and development campus in Britain.
The financial report has also revealed that Dyson continues to increase investment in its various battery programmes. The number of engineers and scientists working on Dyson’s solid-state technology has reportedly doubled in the past 12 months and now spans the US, Japan, UK and Singapore.
Over the past three years, investment in the battery programmes has also more than doubled.
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