Looks like Lotus has now fully recovered from all the bruising it suffered during the Bahar era and is finally on track to keep doing what they do best: making proper sports car. The Norfolk-based company has announced they have a 100 new job openings and are looking for skilled engineers and technicians.
But do not apply expecting to work on those supercar projects Dany Bahar used to promise. Those are all canned under the new management, mainly because that overly ambitious plan was what brought Lotus to its knees in the first place and got Bahar fired. There is a slim chance they might still make the new Esprit, but we’re not holding our breath.
18 of the new recruits will come from Lotus’ revamped graduate programme, with another 45 specialist engineers and 40 manufacturing operatives to be hired to reinforce the current workforce. The recruitment drive follows a £100 million investment by owners DRB-HICOM, enabling the company to strengthen its engineering, productivity, efficiency and quality. Currently, Lotus employs more than 1,100 staff across the UK.
Lotus says the the creation of new positions is in response to increased global demand for its sports cars and an anticipated rise in interest in its engineering consultancy services – something Lotus always excelled at. We hope they are also working on some new models. Not supercars or anything fancy, but a new affordable sports car, Lotus-style.