The international recruitment firm is opening a new Centre of Excellence, delivering a major jobs boost for the city.
SThree is opening a new Centre of Excellence in Glasgow which will bring together the firm’s UK support services, creating over 200 jobs.
The company, which was founded in London in 1986, provides specialist contract and permanent recruitment services in the STEM industries and operates across 40 offices, in 16 countries around the world.
SThree places skilled professionals into high-profile, technical projects across the globe, working with leading international companies as well as smaller companies in search of specialist talent.
With an ambitious vision to be the number one STEM talent provider in the STEM markets, the company is creating a new Centre of Excellence in Glasgow in a bid to support its global business.
Recruitment for IT, finance and HR posts is now underway with the company hoping to have more than 200 people in place at its new city centre office by the end of the year.
Alex Smith, SThree’s chief financial officer, said: “Investing in Glasgow gives us access to a highly-skilled workforce and an excellent business infrastructure.
“The STEM markets in which we operate are growing rapidly and this new centre in Glasgow will strengthen our operational capability and support expanding teams across our main markets.
“Our new Centre of Excellence will bring together our UK support services and underpin our future business needs in the most efficient way.
“With this move, we also look forward to extending to Glasgow the actions of the SThree Foundation, which helps youth from underprivileged and diverse backgrounds get into the STEM industries.
“In making this new investment in Glasgow, we have had tremendous support from the Scottish Government and SDI.”
The investment is being supported by £2m of Regional Selective Assistance funding from Scottish Enterprise, which will see SThree create a total of 314 new jobs for Glasgow over the next three years.
Paul Lewis, interim chief executive of Scottish Enterprise said: “It’s fantastic to see a company like SThree, with a strong focus on STEM industries, expanding in Scotland.
“That the company is planning to create 200 new jobs this year alone is a true endorsement of Scotland’s strength in these sectors, as evidenced by our growing reputation in areas like data, technology and R&D.
“The decision by SThree to select Glasgow for this expansion is further evidence of Scotland’s attractiveness and position as the leading UK location for inward investment outside London, and we’re looking forward to working with the company to support its ambitious growth plans for Scotland.”