EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Somerset; Dorset and Somerset; South West


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 3600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-10-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 375
Planned Job Reductions max: 375
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Helicopter maker AgustaWestland has announced plans to cut up to 375 jobs. The restructuring will affect mainly corporate and management roles in Yeovil and at Farnborough in Hampshire. The cuts are blamed on a decline in the number of export orders and the 'tightened' budget of the Ministry of Defense.