Will Shu, CEO of Deliveroo
As Deliveroo celebrates its fifth birthday, the leading on-demand food company has announced that it is to create 250 high-skilled new tech jobs in London this year.
The announcement will mean that by December 2018, Deliveroo will have created nearly 600 new tech jobs in London in just two years, cementing its position as a leading British tech success story.
This comes as the company reveals that its order volumes in the UK were higher in the past 12 months than the previous 12 months. This growth signifies that the UK-based company will invest further and expand its operations in the UK.
The announcement will be seen as a vote of confidence in the UK economy and the firm’s global ambitions as the company’s growth goes from strength to strength.
If Deliveroo continues to grow at its current rate, it is projected to create 23,700 jobs in its UK-based partner restaurants and will contribute £1.5bn to the UK economy by 2018/19.
As part of the recruitment drive, Deliveroo will hire tech experts from around the world, bringing the world’s best talent to the UK. The new hires will include data scientists, software engineers, product designers and managers, and specialists in cyber security.
Deliveroo CEO and co-founder Will Shu said: “I founded Deliveroo in the UK, and five years on, we are building the most exciting technology team anywhere in Europe.
“These highly skilled new hires will join the incredible team building the technology that motors Deliveroo.
“This technology is constantly improving, to allow riders to work more efficiently, to allow restaurants to increase their revenues further and to bring more choice and an ever better experience to our customers.”
Deliveroo is a British company with its global HQ in London. Its HQ will imminently be expanding to accommodate these new roles.
Across the globe, Deliveroo now has over 35,000 partner restaurants, works with 30,000 riders.
These new hires will mean Deliveroo will employ over 2,000 full-time staff - with well over half of those based in the UK.
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