Kainos to create 403 jobs in Belfast and Derry in stg£5m investment

26 Feb 20153 Shares

Northern Ireland software company Kainos is to create 403 new jobs in Belfast and Derry as part of a stg£5m investment in skills, the company confirmed today.

Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos, said the company’s ambition is to develop digital solutions that help its customers work smarter, faster and better.

“This depends on having a capable and committed workforce. In Northern Ireland we are lucky to have excellent IT graduates and professionals. We bring talented people into the company and provide a career development framework that offers them the support and development they need to thrive. This not only develops a highly talented workforce, but also keep everyone motivated and excited about the future.

“This investment in over 400 new jobs over five years will enable Kainos to accelerate a wide range of global opportunities and achieve our ambitious growth targets.”

The digital solutions company, which has 150 customers in the UK, US and continental Europe, currently employs more than 700 people in Belfast, Derry, London, and Gdansk, Poland.

“Over the last 30 years Kainos has built up a strong reputation for developing and delivering digital solutions, which is made possible by its innovative workforce,” Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said.

“The company is now investing in a major expansion, creating 403 new jobs with an average salary in excess of stg£30,000 here in Northern Ireland. This expansion will drive sales and increase annual revenue by 25pc year-on-year, to stg£94m, over the next three years. This growth will be substantially achieved through increased export sales.”

Boost to local economy

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness added that the new jobs will contribute stg£12.4m annually in salaries to the local economy.

“These jobs will create opportunities for both highly experienced technical staff, as well as graduates entering the world of work.

“Kainos has kept a sharp customer focus with an emphasis on delivering quality products and services. This, backed up by attracting and retaining the very best people in digital technology, has fuelled their momentum. The stg£5m investment in staff skills will prepare their employees for the company’s expansion in both existing and new markets,” McGuinness said.

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