Peugeot has already announced the introduction of a revolutionary weekend shift which
will operate over Friday, Saturday and Sunday from late April.
Announcing the news, Peugeots Managing Director, Richard Parham said:
"The demand for the 206 which we introduced in November, has exceeded all
expectations both here and in other European countries and we cannot wait until our new
shifts start to operate in April or May, so we have to introduce significant overtime
The 206 became an instant success from its introduction in November with over 10,000
sales in the UK being recorded in the first two months of its sales launch and more than
250,000 sales being recorded across Europe.
More than 10,000 applications have been received for the 900 new jobs at Ryton, when
the new weekend shift becomes operational.