Ceridian creates 200 new jobs at Braehead

04 Feb 2010

Ceridian, one of the largest providers of HR outsourcing services in the world, is expanding its successful West of Scotland-based operation and expects to create a further 200 new jobs over the next five years.

The expanding operation will be located in brand new purpose-built accommodation at Braehead, near Glasgow, less than one mile from the existing operation at Hillington. The selection of Braehead follows the award of a £1.83m funding package from the Scottish Government through Scottish Enterprise.

Doug Sawers, Managing Director of Ceridian in the UK, said, "We are delighted with the progress of our Scottish operation over the last three years, which is now our largest UK centre of excellence. We are looking forward to growing our talent pool within the area, and in particular, building stronger-still relationships with key educational establishments. The aim is to serve customer demand through innovative and creative solutioning over the long term, and therefore it is important to attract great local talent and leverage local research capability to further develop our proposition."

First Minister Alex Salmond said,"The Scottish Government is doing all we can to ensure the strongest possible economic recovery and to create and safeguard jobs across the country.

"It is fantastic news that Ceridian has announced plans to invest in Scotland and to increase its presence by creating 200 high quality jobs and a new purpose-built facility at Braehead. Ceridian's decision to expand its Scottish operation, which is now its largest centre of excellence in the UK, is testament to the quality and skills of the local workforce and the reputation and strength of staff at the Hillington site.

"The Scottish Government, through Scottish Enterprise, has offered £1.83 million of support for the creation of these new jobs and to attract this substantial investment. I wish Ceridian every success as they take forward their ambitious plans for further success in Scotland."

Interim Chief Executive at Scottish Development International, David Smith, said, "This announcement is a welcome boost for Scotland's globally competitive outsourcing industry and will further enhance our reputation as a centre for excellence in this field."