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Extra staff will work on production of DBX 707 super-SUV, DB12 grand tourer and new Vantage sports car

Aston Martin will ramp up its production efforts with the addition of 400 new temporary agency jobs at its Gaydon and St Athan manufacturing facilities. 

Many of the new jobs, which are all technical and engineering roles, will concern production of the new Aston Martin Vantage sports car and Aston Martin DB12 grand tourer in Warwickshire. Others will concern production of the Aston Martin DBX 707 super-SUV in South Wales.

“We're delighted to be able to increase our manufacturing team across both our facilities in Gaydon and St Athan, creating further employment opportunities for our local communities,” said Simon Smith, Aston Martin’s chief people officer. 

“These 400 agency roles, supporting our production plans and introduction of thrilling new products, are a fantastic opportunity for new team members to join us and play their own part in our iconic brand’s next chapter.” 

The hiring spree comes several months after Aston Martin slashed its volume outlook for 2023 due to production issues faced by the DB12.

In November 2023, the British company reported an operating loss of £48.4 million in the three months before 30 September. 

Aston Martin said: “The DB12 production ramp-up was temporarily affected as supplier readiness and integration of the new EE platform that supports the fully redeveloped infotainment system was delayed.” 

The DBX is likely to finish the financial year as Aston Martin’s top-selling car once again, with sales volumes increasing 23% year on year as of the third quarter of 2023. 

Last week, a report from Bloomberg suggested that Aston Martin was on the hunt for a new CEO to replace Amedeo Felisa, who has been at the helm since 2022, having replaced Tobias Moers. 

Felisa has overseen the launch of a handful of important cars, including the DB12, DBS 770 Ultimate and Valour. He also signed off on several agreements to secure the brand’s transitions to an electric line-up.

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Its first EV is due in late 2025. 

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