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Dyson To Create 3,000 New Engineering Jobs In Wiltshire

30 Apr 2014

Dyson To Create 3,000 New Engineering Jobs In Wiltshire

Dyson, the British technology success story, has announced plans to boost research and development investment by £250 million and says it will create 3,000 new engineering jobs in its Wiltshire heartland.

Many of the vacancies on offer will be graduate engineering jobs and the company, most famous for its vacuum cleaners and its founder Sir James Dyson, says it is looking to fill 400 existing engineering vacancies as soon as possible. There will be a further 1,000 Dyson engineering jobs advertised in the next three years as the firm seeks planning permission for a new research and development facility at Malmesbury in Wiltshire.

If planning permission is granted then 2,000 more British engineering jobs could be supported by Dyson over the next 25 years.

Announcing the investment and speaking about the urgency with which the firm wants to push things forward, Sir James said:

“We are ambitious – and it’s through research and development that developments in technology come about. We’ll be looking for 3,000 engineers to deliver Dyson’s pipeline of technology, but we need 400 of Britain’s brightest right away – our ideas simply can’t wait.”

Sir James also pressed the British government for more help in achieving their ambitions and said that they should be doing more to support students and graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Mr Dyson said that the UK has a talent shortage of more than 80,000 engineers and that simple measures by the government, like providing grants to students to assist them in paying fees, would go a long way towards addressing the problem.

At the moment, Dyson employs just over 4,000 people worldwide, around a third of which are engineers or scientists. The 3,000 new engineering jobs announced this week by Dyson would see them almost doubling their headcount before 2040 if planning permission for the research and development facilities are given the green light.

If you are leaving university soon and are hoping for a career in engineering then let us help you find a graduate position in the area where you want to work. We list engineering vacancies for graduates all over the UK, and you’ll find the latest opportunities listed on our page of UK Graduate Engineering Jobs.

And, if you are a student in Wiltshire looking for part time work then we can help you too. There is a huge variety of flexible work in the county, so you should be able to find some suitable hours doing something you would enjoy. Kick start your part time job search today from our Student Jobs In Wiltshire page.

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