Lotus is to create more than 100 new engineering and manufacturing jobs. It will recruit 45 specialist engineers, 40 manufacturing operatives and 18 graduates.
The announcement comes weeks after it emerged Lotus owners, DRB-HICOM has committed to a £100m investment to strengthen its engineering, productivity, quality and efficiency.
The new recruits will work on the development of new products within Lotus Engineering. Lotus says the new positions are in response to increased demand for its cars and an anticipated rise in demand for its engineering services.
Lotus COO, Aslam Farikullah said: “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 – there has never been a better time to be part of the future of Lotus.”
HR boss Mark Pym said: “Lotus’s successes have always been built on our talented and dedicated workforce, and as we embark on a period of strengthening it’s crucial that we grow our workforce to support this.
“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.”