AVIATION, BUILDING & ENGINEERING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Rolls-Royce slashes 24% of Singapore manpower

They are working closely with various groups to give further support to the affected staff.

British engineering firm Rolls-Royce has announced that they will cut 240 roles or 24% of their workforce in Singapore, as part of their global move to lay-off 9,000 roles amidst the lower civil aerospace engines and aftermarket services, the company confirmed.

The firm said that in support of their employees losing their jobs, they have been working closely with the Singapore Industrial and Services Employees’ Union and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to extend the necessary support, including job searching, career coaching and employability training.

“We are closely engaged with our wider ecosystem, and as a member of the Job Security Council, we are working closely with e2i to seek where individual skills can potentially match with vacancies in other companies. And, we are arranging for several companies to visit us at Seletar to share roles that are available in their organisations,” said Bicky Bhangu, president for South East Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce.

For now, he added that they remain focussed on supporting customers in the region, operations in engine assembly and test, fan blade manufacturing, supporting maintenance repair and overhaul and their Rolls-Royce Power Systems business.

“The aviation industry will take considerable time to recover, but Rolls-Royce is a longstanding company rooted in innovation and technology, with strong partnerships in the Singapore ecosystem, including supply chain, research institutes, academia and local businesses,” Bhangu added.

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