This recruitment drive follows a £100 million investment by owners DRB-HICOM, enabling the company to strengthen its engineering and productivity. It will see the firm recruit 45 specialist engineers and 40 manufacturing operatives, along with 18 graduates, all of which will work on the new products within Lotus Engineering.
Lotus employs more than 1,100 staff across the UK with its headquarters based in Hethel, Norfolk and has created these new positions in response to increased global demand for its sports cars and an anticipated rise in interest in its engineering consultancy services. Currently, 90 per cent of all Lotus vehicles are exported, prompting the firm to focus on growth in new global markets.
Group head of human resources at Lotus, Mark Pym, said: ‘It’s a positive sign for both the UK car industry and Lotus that we are able to recruit such a high number of both experienced specialists and graduates, who will take their first steps on an exciting and rewarding career path.’
Chief operating officer at Lotus, Aslam Farikullah, added: ‘It’s been a period of substantial change at Lotus and we are now in a strong position to expand our work on future products and to increase production in our manufacturing facilities.
‘We want Lotus to be at the forefront of the global automotive industry and for us to remain competitive, we will introduce more exciting products.’