Mitsubishi to create 400 new UK jobs

Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by The Manufacturer

Japanese automotive giant Mitsubishi Motors has announced the creation of 400 new jobs across its UK operations.

The roles, across showroom, technical and head office jobs, will add to the car maker’s 260 staff across its two sites in Cirencester and Bristol and the 2000 staff supported at UK dealerships and service centres.

Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said the recruitment will help prepare the company for further growth.

The job boost follows last month’s Society of Manufacturers and Traders report showing Mitsubishi’s UK sales figures rose 32% on last year, while soaring by 197% for July alone.

Mitsubishi has also invested £20m in marketing its new Outlander plug in 4X4, announced earlier this year as the government’s plug-in car grant best seller, accounting for 43% of successful applications.

“We are preparing the business for an extended period of growth with the recruitment of new staff and investment in training and dealer support,” he said.

“The business is performing extremely well, based on the introduction of new models and exciting growth plans over the next five years.”