Job rumours… before the job adverts are written

01 May 2013 jobs, Reference: UK Press                

            If you read the business pages of the newspapers, it’s easy to spot high performing companies, many of which you are unlikely to have heard of. Such companies are ideal employers to target when job-seeking. Here are a few examples from this week:
University of Edinburgh Universities Glasgow & Edinburgh are leading £28m funding project given by the Scottish Funding Council for 3 new centres focusing on stratified medicine, sensors and imaging systems. In the first 5 years the 3 centres will employ approx 2000 staff.
Capgemini Woking based Capgemini will create 500 new jobs in Inverness over the next 3 years. They have secured funding of £4.25m from Scottish Development International and a training grant of £1m form Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Turnover £1.6b employing 7,900 staff
Multrees Investor Services Multrees Investor Services, a Scottish company that provides complex support services for investment management firms has achieved sales of £5.5m and created 40 jobs in its first two full years in business.
Switch Concepts Hampshire based IT firm, Switch Concepts is planning to double its workforce to cope with its exploding workload. They are creating 50 new jobs in the coming year at their Salisbury Road base. Switch has seen its profits rise by 600% in the past year.
Merchant Warehouse Boston based Merchant Warehouse is to set up a Technology Development Centre creating 70 new jobs in Belfast. The firm provides payment technologies and merchant services to around 80,000 merchant customers. Invest Northern Ireland has offered 840,000 of assistance towards the job creation.
Southern Communications Dummer based Southern Communications is to create 50 new jobs thanks to securing a finance package from the Breakthrough programme provided by Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking. The funding is to be used as a capital growth investment to accelerate the expansion of its sales force. Revenue £18m employing 160 staff.
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust East of England Ambulance Service is to employ an additional 376 new staff to turnaround the performance of the regions ambulance service. The NHS Trust was letting down patients and staff so the Service has committed an extra 5m to improve the emergency operations.
Aberdein Considine Law firm Aberdein Considine is opening two offices in Edinburgh creating 15 jobs and increasing its office network in Scotland to 17. The company employs more than 270 staff.
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London Ambulance Service (LAS) will receive an additional 7.1 million funding this year, which will be used to recruit 240 new staff. The funding should bring LAS closer to its goal of having a paramedic, who would work in conjunction with accident and emergency staff, on board every ambulance.
Malvern Hills Science Park Malvern Hills Science Park is creating a further 25,000 sq ft of office space and potentially 150 jobs. The park already accommodates 23 businesses employing 300 staff. Phase four, which is expected to generate an extra £1.3m to £2m annually for the local economy, is expected to start in late 2013.
Mango Direct Marketing Mango Direct Marketing is creating 55 new jobs with the support of Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund. The £165K funding will enable the company to take on major new contracts.
Department for Education The Department of Education are to open new offices in Darlington creating over 1100 jobs. The new premises will be situated near the town hall, along with a leisure complex alongside, bringing a 21m boost to the town’s economy.
Scottish Government Three new innovation centres are planned in a 30m investment by the Scottish government, creating over 2000 jobs over the next 5 years. The centres will develop healthcare and life sciences at sites in Glasgow and Edinburgh.