Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, USA, Norway
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.9 - Manufacture of transport equipment n.e.c.

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Rolls Royce, the engineering company that has cut nearly 4000 jobs over the last two years, is to cut a further 200 roles in management. 60 will be based in Norway, there will be cuts at the operations in Derby, UK, and the offices in the USA are also likely to be affected. This fits in to a wide-ranging restructuring instigated by new chief executive Warren East, and will largely affect roles in middle management. The majority will come in the company's aircraft engine business, which has already seen its headcount decrease by around 2600, as Rolls Royce attempt to achieve savings of £150-200 million by late 2017. Rolls Royce has seen sales, demand, and profit all fall, and the poorly-performing oil and gas markets are also having a negative business effect. 


  • 18 September 2016: Financial Times
  • 18 September 2016: Wall Street Journal
  • 19 September 2016: Derby Telegraph


Eurofound (2016), Rolls Royce, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 88624, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88624.