Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
United Kingdom, Germany, World
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

2,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2014
Foreseen end date
30 April 2016


Engineering group Rolls-Royce has announced in November 2014 plans to cut 2,600 jobs from its global workforce over the next 18 months. The majority of the job losses will be concentrated in the company’s Aerospace division. Although it is not yet known where all the foreseen job cuts will take place, it is foreseen that at least part of these will take place in various company’s production plants in the UK and Germany. Rolls-Royce said the job losses would cost £120m over the next two years, but would lead to annual cost savings of £80m once implemented. The company said voluntary redundancy would be offered wherever possible. In 2014, Rolls Royce had a global workforce of 55,000, 24,000 of which based in the UK.

The ERM previously reported about restructuring at Rolls Royce in Germany and in the UK.  


  • 11 December 2014: BBC Scotland
  • 11 December 2014: BBC
  • 4 November 2014: BBC


Eurofound (2014), Rolls Royce, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 77930, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77930.