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300 New Technology Jobs In Edinburgh At Computershare

26 Jun 2017

300 New Technology Jobs In Edinburgh At Computershare

Computershare, an Australian financial services firm, has announced plans for a new support centre which will create 300 technology jobs in Edinburgh.

The new ‘centre of excellence’ will open next year on North St Andrew Street after an investment of over £8 million, a quarter of which is a grant from Scottish Enterprise and and Scottish Development International (SDI).

On a visit to the site, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland announced the details of the vacancies on offer, saying ‘the creation of 300 highly skilled technology jobs and investment in the city centre, is fantastic news for Edinburgh’s economy’.

“Scotland is open for business and continues to be a very attractive location for investment, as evidenced by the recent EY Attractiveness survey, which noted that Scotland was the top UK location for foreign direct investment outside London for the fifth consecutive year.”

“Together with the inward investment figures published by SDI, this offers further evidence that we have the skills and expertise to attract and retain global companies like Computershare,” added Ms Sturgeon.

At present, Computershare only employs 50 staff in Edinburgh so they will increase their headcount in the city sixfold once all of the new tech jobs are filled. The new recruits will help provide tech support to the company’s 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries.

Computershare’s global president, Stuart Irving, praised the Scottish capital, saying: “As a truly international capital city, Edinburgh has a bright future and is a natural home for a global company. As a growing business we need the skills and hard work we see on offer in this city.”

“We are grateful to the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International for helping us with our plans and are looking forward to our continued partnership,” added Mr Irving.

SDI’s operations director, Neil Francis, aso commented on the announcement, saying: “When a company like Computershare chooses to invest in Scotland, it sends a message to the rest of the world that Scotland is a first-class destination.

“We’re thrilled to have secured these new jobs for Edinburgh; it’s a ringing endorsement of our offering to international investors and we look forward to working with the Computershare team to help them fulfil their growth ambitions in Scotland,” added Mr Francis.

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