Contractors could see themselves with increased job opportunities, as car-manufacturing firm Honda has revealed that it will be investing £267 million into its Swindon plant.
Honda is hoping that this big investment will increase yearly vehicle output from its current level of 183,000 to around 250,000.
Skilled freelancers will be interested to hear that the new cars and engines being produced at the site could potentially create hundreds of new job opportunities.
The large Swindon investment is thought to be for the production of Honda’s new CR-V and Civic cars, alongside a new 1.6-litre diesel engine. This is believed to require up to 500 extra workers, which is where the carmaker could turn to the services of highly skilled contractors.
Business secretary Vince Cable said that news of an expansion has come at a good time, what with the minsters’ plans for economic growth.
He explained, “The investment supports the government’s ambition to encourage new investment and exports as a route to renewed growth and a more balanced economy.”
Freelancers in the industry will be pleased to hear that Britain’s automotive trade continues to do well, as the latest report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirms.
The SMMT found that during July of this year, there was a 22.2 per cent rise in car manufacturing compared to June, whilst there was a 15.1 per cent rise on figures for the same month last year.