Rolls-Royce will tell MPs this week that it plans to add 350 jobs at its factory in Derby as the embattled engine-maker seeks to calm concerns over its British manufacturing operations.

Warren East, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive, will meet local MPs at the House of Commons on Tuesday in response to requests made after the company’s profit warning in November.

Rolls-Royce said more workers were needed at its Derby base to assemble its Trent XWB engine as production increases to fulfil orders. Some of the posts will be filled by workers from other parts of the Derby operation but most will be new jobs, the company said.

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