Six jobs could be lost at Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce entrance, Watnall Road, Hucknall.
Rolls Royce entrance, Watnall Road, Hucknall.

Rolls Royce could shed six jobs from their Hucknall site in a bid to cut costs across the group.

The proposed changes will ‘provide a more sustainable competitive operation for the future on the Hucknall site’.

A Rolls-Royce spokesperson said: “We recognise that this is a difficult time for those affected and we will work with local employee representatives to achieve this reduction by voluntary means wherever possible.

“It is never an easy decision to make changes and propose reductions in our workforce, but the measures we have outlined to our employees will provide a more sustainable competitive operation for the future on the Hucknall site and contribute towards Rolls-Royce becoming a stronger company in the long-term.”

Last year, the firm announced an intensified programme to improve operational efficiency and reduce cost across the group.

The spokesman added: “As part of this restructuring process we’re looking to make the best use of our facilities.

“As a result we are proposing changes to our operations in Hucknall. We are proposing to relocate blisk machining from Hucknall to our nearby Annesley facility. We are also proposing moving part of our fan blade work from Hucknall to one of our wide chord fan blade manufacturing facilities.

“The movement of blisk machining will allow us to consolidate Outlet Guide Vane manufacturing into a more suitable facility on the Hucknall site, and to further integrate operations for the Centre of Competence for Complex Fabrications.

“These proposals would create a more cost effective and competitive Hucknall site.”

As part of the proposals the firm also plan to extend the Compressor Rotor Facility in Annesley to provide additional space.