Sunseeker To Recruit 225 Skilled Staff In UK
Published: Friday, 08 January 2016
British yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International is now looking to recruit 225 new skilled staff, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2016.
“We are pleased to announce these recruitment plans which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at Sunseeker,” says Sunseeker CEO Phil Popham. “We have a clear and robust business plan to invest in long-term growth and sustainable success, backed by our majority shareholder Wanda Group whose stable ownership and strong financial backing enables us to plan and invest for the future. Our forward order book for 2016 and beyond is looking very strong, currently up 55% over the same period last year.”
The new roles will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including carpentry, plumbing and electrical, boat building, as well as engineering trades including mechanical engineering, and composites.
“Expanding our highly skilled workforce is a key part of our planned investment, and with the introduction of a number of new boat lines in 2016 we are able to recruit 225 new skilled staff to support future growth,” continued Popham. “This recruitment drive is underway and will conclude in the first half of the year, bringing our total employee number to around 2,150.”
Sunseeker is set to launch the anticipated new 131 Yacht at the London Boat Show (Jan 8-17). At 40-metres, the 131 will be the largest model to debut at the London show, and will appear alongside a stunning collection of other Sunseeker models ranging from 50 feet upwards.
Candidates can apply via www.sunseeker.com/recruitment, or in person at Sunseeker House in Poole. All candidates will need to pass a skills test as part of the selection process.