Capgemini to launch security centre in South Wales

04 November 2015 2 min. read

Capgemini will open a new application delivery centre focused on security related issues, in Treforest, South Wales. The £18.5 million project will see 100 new jobs created for local talent in the region and is backed by Welsh Government Business Finance Funding.

Capgemini and the Welsh Government have joined forces to deliver 100 high-skill jobs over the coming three years. The consulting firm will open a new application delivery centre in Treforest, South Wales. The new centre will see the firm invest more than £17 million into the project, which is further backed by £1.4 million in Welsh Government Business Finance Funding. Capgemini has been active in the region since 1998, and aims to further its commitment to the local community through the deal by sourcing talent locally. The project will draw on talent from local universities and high-performing schools with the intent of nurturing young talent.

The new centre will be the home of Capgemini’s security sensitive projects in the UK for public and private contracts. The region already has a reputation for leading the way in research, development and commercialisation of security related products and services, and the centre will further strengthen the region’s specialisation.

Capgemini to launch security centre in South Wales

The Welsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart remarks that the project “is excellent news,” and that she is “delighted Capgemini is expanding its operations in Wales.” She adds that “Capgemini is a global IT brand that will bring high quality, well paid, and specialist technical development roles to the region.” The choice of situating the centre in “in Wales sends out a very strong message about the expertise and availability of high level skills in Wales,” reflects Hart. She concludes that the centre “is also a very welcome addition to the security sector cluster in South Wales.”

Capgemini’s Welsh Government Senior Account Executive, Andy McDonough, adds: “Our new facilities in Treforest represent our on-going investment in the region, as well as our commitment to attracting and nurturing outstanding talent. South Wales is fast becoming one of Britain’s most important destinations for sourcing technical skills, and the 100 new roles will play an important role in our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We’re looking forward to building a strong team consisting of our experienced consultants, high skilled practitioners new to the business, and young talent which will be trained and developed on-site.”