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Dyson embarks on largest ever recruitment drive with 900 new roles in Bristol and Wiltshire

3 March 2022
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Engineering firm Dyson has confirmed its intention to hire more than 2,000 new staff – 900 of whom will be UK-based.

The Malmesbury-headquartered firm reported global revenues of £6 billion last year –  up five per cent – and profits of £1.5 billion.

It said its largest-ever recruitment drive would contribute to the "development of radical new technologies".

Recruitment will focus on teams including electronics, design engineering, and robotics.

James Dyson, founder and chief engineer, said: "We like looking at problems in the wrong way and pioneering our own solutions. As a result, we are succeeding and growing.

"But to continue this exciting journey we need the best and brightest engineers and digital experts to join us."

The company employs 3,250 engineers and scientists worldwide, half of whom are based in the UK.

It has hubs in Malmesbury, at the former Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, and in Bristol city centre.

A £600 million cash injection into technology and laboratories is scheduled for this year.

Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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