Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; Derby
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.10 - Activities of head offices

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
14 June 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Rolls-Royce, the UK-based engineering company announced on June 14th that it will make 3,000 of its employees redundant by the end of 2020, and about a third of these cuts will take place in 2018. The majority of jobs will be lost in the UK, affecting managerial and support positions, particularly at the company’s main site in Derby, England. The chief executive said that Rolls-Royce must fundamentally change how it works and become a simpler, leaner, and more agile organisation. The general secretary of Unite the union claimed that these jobs cuts will have detrimental impact on local communities. The company has a workforce of 50,000 globally and around a half of them are employed in the UK. Rolls-Royce has already cut hundreds of managerial jobs since 2015.

Earlier in June, the group announced that it will cut 4,600 jobs worldwide.


  • 14 June 2018: Rolls-Royce (press release)
  • 14 June 2018: Sky news
  • 14 June 2018: BDaily
  • 14 June 2018: The Guardian


Eurofound (2018), Rolls-Royce, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94325, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94325.