CGI creates 600 new skilled IT jobs in South Wales

23 October 2014 2 min. read
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CGI will in the next five years create more than 600 new jobs in South Wales. The new jobs will be created with the support of the Welsh government in the form of a £3.2 million funding. With the additional professionals, CGI’s headcount in South Wales will increase to more than 1,500 people.

Recently, global IT and business services firm CGI announced the creation of 620 new jobs in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales, in the coming five years. The creation of the new jobs is supported by the Welsh Government with a funding of £3.2 million. The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, not surprisingly welcomes the jobs: “This is great news for Wales and our IT sector and a great vote of confidence in Wales as a place to do business. It speaks volumes about what Wales has to offer as a business location for companies looking to expand.”

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart, adds: “CGI is an important employer in South Wales and is committed to continuing to develop its workforce in the region. Today’s announcement is excellent news for the community with 620 new highly skilled jobs that will yield knock-on benefits for local businesses and the wider community. I look forward to continuing to work closely with CGI to support its contribution to the Welsh economy.”

Edwina Hart - Carwyn Jones

The 620 jobs will include a variety of entry-level and skilled roles, such as service desk analysts, technical design architects, project managers, security specialists, and network engineers. The new hires will be added to the more than 900 people currently working for CGI in South Wales, and ensures that Bridgend will continue to be strategically important to the company’s growth plans. “As we continue to grow our business and our clients increasingly adopt newer technologies such as cloud it is more important than ever that we can offer them a highly-skilled workforce. Our Bridgend based team will be at the forefront of delivering award winning services and solutions,” comments Tim Gregory, President of CGI in the United Kingdom.