1 May 2012

Job announcements for April week 4

Alliance Boots
Health and beauty retailer, Boots has officially opened a new service centre in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. The new £50 million facility supports order processing for the 25,000 product lines of the companys e-commerce operation. The 460,000 sq ft building will employ up to 1,000 people during peak times.

Apple (UK)
Technology giant Apple will expand operations in its European headquarters over the next 18 months creating 500 jobs in Cork and increasing the Cork workforce to around 3,300.

University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is building an 80m teaching block and is investing 54m on refurbishment, as part of the expansion of its engineering faculty. The number of staff at the faculty will be increased by 381 to 1,181. Its turnover is expected to reach 100m in 2012.

Codemasters Group
West Midlands-based computer games developer, Codemasters, is recruiting 125 staff after securing new investment. Twenty-five of the jobs will be based at headquarters in Birmingham, with the remaining roles at other locations in the UK. Year to June 2010: turnover 123m; 778 employees.

HeroTSC Synergy
Call centre operator HEROtsc is to recruit a further 100 staff following the opening of its seventh Scottish site.

Advanced Industrial Solutions
Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) is building an offshore training complex in North Tyneside, creating 80 jobs over three years. The centre will provide training in working at height, in a confined space, rigging, lifting, and specialist training for the renewable energy sector. The expanding company has 32 employees.

AJ Social Care Recruitment
Social care recruiter AJ Group is expanding its community care team with 50 new jobs. The company has launched the Sunflower Project which offers female recruits training and support in starting a career in social care. 37 staff have been appointed between January and April 2012.

Diageo Northern Ireland is creating 39 jobs at its customer service support operation in Belfast. Diageo employs 400 staff across its Northern Ireland sites. It is the world's leading premium drinks business trading in over 180 global markets. Year to June 2011: turnover 9.9bn; 24,020 employees.

Enstratus Networks
US-based cloud computing company Enstratus Networks is establishing its European headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, after receiving £240,000 of Scottish Government funding. Up to 30 people will be employed at the office by the end of 2014.

Metro Bank
Metro Bank Plc is opening a new branch in Reading, Berkshire, creating 25 jobs. The branch is opening for business in August 2012. It will open seven days a week, 361 days a year.

Connect Assist
South Wales helpline provider Connect Assist has won a 123,000 Welsh Government grant. The company will create 23 jobs, increasing its headcount to 75. It is seeing high levels of interest in its services and has won several new contracts.

Omnisoft Services
Web design company Omnisoft Services has invested £392,900 to expand its web design services and develop a new product for schools. 14 new jobs will be created in County Down. The company hopes to increase sales to over £3m per year.

WST Travel
Specialist education travel firm WST Travel, based in Lancashire, has doubled its business in the 12 months to April 2012. The firm has also increased its staff from 5 to 18. WST was founded as Wirral Schools Travel in 1991 and was bought by a team of educational travel specialists from the Fylde coast in 2010 and moved to Bispham, Lancashire. br>
Adaptis Solutions
Adaptis Solutions, which develops cashless payment platforms, has secured £500,000 from the Highgate Tech Fund to expand. The company will employ 10 new software staff and launch a call centre in Liverpool, to carry out work currently outsourced in Nottingham.

Renewable energy specialist Dulas is doubling the size of its operations in Scotland. The company has gained work with a number of high-profile clients since opening its Stirling office in October 2010. The office will hire an additional 8 staff, taking its headcount to 16.

Dragon Rouge
Global design and innovation company Dragon Rouge will continue the expansion of its London office with new appointments.

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