Fujitsu to create 192 new jobs in Northern Ireland

10 Dec 20133 Shares

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu is to create 192 jobs in Derry, consisting of 177 full-time positions and 15 business apprenticeships. The jobs are being created as part of a stg£12m investment.

The move will see Fujitsu establish a new Business Services Centre at its existing Timber Quay site, bringing the total number of Fujitsu employees in Northern Ireland to more than 1,000 across four locations in Belfast and Derry.

The investment by Fujitsu is being supported by an investment of stg£990,000 from Invest Northern Ireland.

The new positions will include a range of critical business support roles, including administration, financial, procurement and human resources that will support Fujitsu’s internal operations, as well as technical and software-orientated roles that will support ongoing work for a wide range of private and public-sector customers across the UK and Europe.

It is anticipated that recruitment will begin in the new year.

“This important investment announcement confirms Fujitsu’s commitment to the Northern Ireland economy and reinforces our position as a leading IT services supplier to the public and private sectors throughout these islands,” said Greg McDaid, client managing director (Northern Ireland) at Fujitsu UK and Ireland.

“Already we estimate that 99pc of the Northern Ireland population will come into contact with our work on behalf of our customers through a wide range of day-to-day transactions, whether that is through public service delivery, financial services, utilities, retailing, business transactions or travel.

“Fujitsu’s focus is on delivering a ‘Human Centric Intelligent Society’, and we offer a full range of innovative technology products, solutions and services to drive efficiencies, growth and responsible business practices, creating value for both customers and wider society,” McDaid added.

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John Kennedy
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