Jacobs Commits Further Investment in the UK with 2,400 New Hires

DALLAS, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --A JacobsA (NYSE: JEC) Opening its new European flagship office in London at the Cottons Centre, Jacobs announced plans to hire approximately 2,400 staff in the U.K. over the next two years. The jobs will be a broad range of highly skilled professional and technical roles across diverse sectors.
Jacobs Commits Further Investment in the UK with 2,400 New Hires
Joining Jacobs' existing U.K. talent force of more than 9,000 employees, these new roles will be based across the company's more than 30 U.K. offices, delivering digital and other advanced technical solutions to support more connected communities, cleaner air and water, cyber defenses, strategic deterrent, clean energy and environmental clean-up. "Britain is a critical market for Jacobs. This investment is an indication of our ongoing confidence in the U.K. economy and its long-term infrastructure plans," said Jacobs President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Pragada. "Our people are helping to tackle some of the U.K.'s most complex challenges to make the future better, delivering projects to safeguard the environment and improve the security, connectivity, resiliency and productivity of the U.K."Central to this investment in skills is Jacobs' commitment to developing the next generation of diverse talent. One-third of Jacobs' 1,300 hires in the U.K. over the past year were graduates, interns and apprentices. As part of its strategy to continue developing talent, Jacobs is collaborating with the London Interdisciplinary School to create a new undergraduate program integrated with the real world. Students will train to solve problems cross a variety of sectors.
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