21 May 2012

Job announcements for May week 3

London Southend Airport
Southend Airport has secured approval for the second phase of its terminal expansion. The development of the new 90 metre long terminal and the subsequent increase in aircraft based at the airport, will create 300 operational and service jobs. Construction. Turnover in 2011 was £5.4m, 77 employees.

Jaguar Land Rover
Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to spend an extra £1 billion with suppliers in the UK over the next four years, and plans to create 300 jobs. The company has seen increasing global demand for its cars.

Aston Martin
Aston Martin has opened a new training academy in Warwickshire, to train new employees. 230 new jobs have been created by the transfer of production of the Rapide model from Austria to Gaydon.

Veraco has been acquired by The Save Britain Money Group. Veraco operates call centres in Swansea and Cardiff. it expects to create 200 new jobs in Cardiff by autumn 2012 across service and management.

Hotter Group
Hotter, the comfort shoe specialist, is opening 20 stores in 2012, creating 200 jobs, and it plans to double internet revenues within three years and is expanding overseas. The workforce could reach 1,200 within three years. 2011 sales were £57m.

Kainos Software
Software firm Kainos is creating 50 new jobs as part of a global expansion strategy. The company is opening new offices in Northern Ireland, creating a variety of roles including technical architect, support engineers, software engineers and client services managers. 2011 turnover £17m, 228 employees.

Element Six
Element Six is to invest £20 million constructing the world's largest and most sophisticated synthetic supermaterials research and development facility in Oxfordshire creating around 50 new science jobs.

Tax credit specialist Jumpstart has created 40 highly skilled jobs as part of its business expansion plans. The company plans to add £10 million in turnover and expand overseas from 2014. It has a turnover of £3 million and employs 100 staff.

Doncaster Deaf Trust
Doncaster Deaf Trust is investing £3.2m in a social enterprise centre to offer vocational training for students. The scheme will create 40 office-based jobs. The trust may also create facilities for young people with autism. 2011 turnover £8.1m, 246 employees.

Allstate Northern Ireland
Expanding software development company Allstate NI has received a high level of interest in the new jobs it is creating. The company is creating 30 technical and processing support positions, across a range of business services, including technical support and software testing.

St. James Smokehouse
Scottish seafood firm St James Smokehouse is expanding its facilities creating 25 jobs. Further expansion is expected later in the year too. The company, which also has a base in Miami and distributes products around the world, employs 50 staff.

Oil and gas engineering consultant Optimus, with its HQ in Aberdeen, is opening a new office in Inverness in order to capitalise on the skills base in the area. The expanding company will create 20 jobs at the new office, which has space to accommodate 50 employees.

Smile Marketing
Marketing agency Smile Marketing, which specialises in the dental sector is recruiting for 8 new members of staff after entering a period of accelerated growth.

Software developer Kaleida has relocated to new headquarters within Trafford Park, Manchester, to accommodate its growth plans. The company will increase its workforce from 16 to 24 by May 2013. Turnover in the year to October 2011 was 1m, up from 900,000, and Kaleida is targeting similar growth in 2012.

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