Advanced to create 400 jobs in Birmingham

Advanced to create 400 jobs in Birmingham

One of the UK’s largest software providers is set to create 400 jobs in Birmingham after moving into a new HQ at the Mailbox.

Advanced, the third largest software provider to the UK market, has invested in Birmingham due to its rich pool of talent in the tech sector.

Occupying 45,000 sq ft of space on the third floor of the Mailbox, it is one of the city’s largest commercial accommodations on a single floor.

The recruitment drive will welcome both graduates and non-graduates of all ages and backgrounds looking to pursue a career in IT.

Gordon Wilson, CEO, said: “The launch of our new Birmingham office is a key milestone in our business growth strategy and the talent acquisition programme represents a great opportunity for individuals considering a career in IT.

“We are passionate about identifying dynamic, high performing and motivated individuals who are invaluable to our future expansion and who will make a major contribution to our company culture.

“Birmingham is the clear choice given it has the UK’s largest regional urban economy and is the most popular destination outside the South East for mass millennial migration.”

Mark Rogers, chief executive of Birmingham City Council, added: “It is great news that Advanced has chosen to launch in Birmingham, creating hundreds of new training and career opportunities for the city’s workforce.

“With over £1bn of investment in the last year, the Greater Birmingham region is enjoying significant growth. We are building an unprecedented amount of modern office space and investing record amounts to improve transport links.

“Advanced’s arrival demonstrates the strength of Birmingham’s offer for major British brands looking to locate here.”

Advanced employs 2,000 people and has a customer base of more than 20,000 organisations including Virgin Trains, Harvey Nichols, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Carewatch.

The company is recognised as a real British business success story having grown to a £750m company in just eight years.