Ford to cut 1,300 UK jobs in a bid to cut costs and accelerate its shift to electric vehicle production
- The American automaker cuts 3,800 jobs on the continent
- It’s part of a move to a ‘smaller and more focused’ range of electric cars in Europe
Ford is cutting more than 1,000 jobs in the UK in a bid to cut costs and accelerate its shift to electric vehicles.
The US carmaker is turning to a “smaller and more focused” range of electric cars in Europe – and cutting 3,800 jobs on the continent. Of these, 1,300 will be in the UK, mostly from its research site in Dunton, Essex.
Of the 1,300 jobs created, 1,000 will be in high-paying roles in design, engineering, research and development. The other 300, also mostly in Dunton, will be administrative jobs, some from an office in Stratford.
Local MP John Baron said it was “disappointing” that Ford was cutting Dunton’s staff.
He added: “I know this will be a worrying time for my constituents who work there.”
The US automaker is eyeing a ‘smaller and more focused’ range of electric cars in Europe (file image)
The US automaker is cutting 3,800 jobs on the continent, including 1,300 in the UK. Pictured: Ford research site in Dunton, Essex
Ford plans to have all of its European-made cars fully electric by 2030. It will launch three electric cars and four utility vehicles in Europe by 2024.