Asos expands its tech arm by creating over 180 new jobs with new hub

Asos is expanding its tech arm by constructing a tech hub in Belfast which will create over 180 new jobs.

The new tech hub will cost the fast-fashion retailer around £14 million according to Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister Gordon Lyons.

The new location will be operational from early next year, with 52 specific roles being created from the start with a view to growing to 184 by the end of 2024.

“We’re continually investing in our technology capabilities,  Asos chief executive Nick Beighton said.

“Our new hub will provide us with tech expertise to support future growth. Belfast has a wealth of tech talent and we’re excited to be establishing a permanent base in such a vibrant city.”

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Lyons welcomed the news by adding: “Today’s announcement by Asos is a clear vote of confidence for Northern Ireland and our strong appeal as an investment location.

The development of the new Belfast Tech Hub and the creation of over 180 jobs represents a significant investment in Northern Ireland by the company. In return, our talent base will provide Asos with the high quality engineering resources it needs to deliver its international growth plans.

“Once in place, the new jobs will contribute almost £6.5million in additional annual salaries to the local economy. Of the new roles, 130 will participate in my Department’s pre-employment Assured Skills training programme which will offer the company a pipeline of skilled people over the next three years.”

“The first Assured Skills Academy with Asos, focusing on Data Engineering and being delivered by South Eastern Regional College, is open for applications now, I urge anyone who is interested and eligible to apply for this exciting opportunity.”

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