09/05/2014

400 Jobs At IT Firm

400 jobs are to be created by IT solutions company Capita at its site in Newtownabbey, as part of a £29.9m investment over three years.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry welcomed news of the new jobs, which are expected to be in place by the end of 2016. It is thought the positions will inject £13.75m a year in salaries into the economy.

Capita Managed IT Solutions was formed in 2013 when Capita plc acquired Northgate Managed Services Ltd. The company provides cloud, infrastructure and ICT managed services for public, private and third sector organisations.

Invest NI has offered £4m support for the new jobs, and the Department for Employment and Learning has offered £1.2m of training support under its Assured Skills programme.
News Image
Minister Foster said: "The average salary of jobs associated with this expansion is well in excess of the Northern Ireland private sector median wage and they offer a variety of employment opportunities for a range of job seekers including school leavers, returners to work and graduates. Moreover, the extensive training programme for the new staff will contribute to the development of Northern Ireland’s skills base."

Minister Farry added: "My Department’s Assured Skills programme will provide a package of support including tailored training and development programmes to ensure Capita has the skilled workforce they require. Training for this significant jobs announcement will be focused on management skills and sector recognised IT qualifications including Oracle and Cisco aimed at a range of job seekers including new entrants to the labour market."

(IT)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

27 March 2012
American Firm To Create 50 New Jobs
An American financial services firm is to create up to 50 new jobs in Belfast. Economy Minister Arlene Foster announced that Cowen International is to set up a technology research and development centre in the city. The centre will provide technology and support services to the Cowen Group and will be in charge of developing new technologies.
07 October 2021
Deborah Erskine Named New DUP MLA For Fermanagh And South Tyrone
The DUP has confirmed that Deborah Erskine has been appointed as the party’s new MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. She is to succeed former First Minister Arlene Foster. She previously worked as a press officer for the DUP. Mrs Foster stood down as DUP leader earlier this year.
16 March 2005
NI continues to experience jobs growth
The latest labour market figures, released today, show that Northern Ireland is continuing to experience jobs growth, with the highest number of employee jobs on record being reported.
30 November 2011
Ulster Hosts Two-day UK Journalism Summit
Belfast is making the news today as the Stormont Junior Minister Jonathan Bell has welcomed the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) annual conference to Belfast. The NCTJ is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and the Journalism Skills Conference marks the culmination of the year's celebrations.
04 November 2011
Retailers Help Tackle Dole Queue
The Co Armagh dole queue has been tackled this week with news that the NI Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, has launched a new programme aimed at addressing unemployment in Craigavon by providing job opportunities in the retail sector.