If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:
Lloyds Banking Group has announced it is planning to create 500 jobs at its new digital tech hub in Edinburgh. The bank is currently recruiting data scientists and software engineers.
Irish financial services company Carne Group is planning to create 250 new jobs over the next three years. Fifty new roles will be filled immediately at the firm’s new financial services centre in Wexford, while another 200 will be created across the new offices and its other base in Kilkenny.
Sleaford Building Services
Sleaford Building Services, an independent mechanical and electrical contractor based in Heckington, is moving to new headquarters in Sleaford. New jobs are expected as the company continues to expand.
Manchester tech start-up Raildiary, which captures real-time data on railway infrastructure projects, has secured a £650,000 investment. The funding will allow the firm to continue to develop its product and hire new staff.
Renewable energy company EDF Renewables has extended its offices in Edinburgh to accommodate 60 new staff. The firm is currently recruiting across various UK locations.
Worldspan, travel technology and content provider, has opened a new office in Liverpool. New jobs are expected.
Belfast-based data software company Datactics has received funding from venture capital firm Par Equity. The firm intends to use the investment to further develop its product and expand its sales and marketing reach, with new jobs expected.
Digital Training Solutions
Digital Training Solutions, an e-learning company based in Bolton, has secured £250,000 in funding. The firm intends to use the investment to create 17 new jobs over the next two years.