Los Angeles-based engineer Jacobs has announced plans to hire 2,400 UK staff over the next two years following the opening of a new London office.
The firm currently employs 9,000 staff across 30 offices in the UK, and the new roles will be in multiple sectors involving both professional and technical roles.
A third of Jacobs’ 1,300 UK hires over the last three years were graduates, interns and apprentices, and the company is working alongside the London Interdisciplinary School to spearhead a new undergraduate program.
Bob Pragada, Jacobs’ president, said: "Britain is a critical market for Jacobs. This investment is an indication of our ongoing confidence in the UK economy and its long-term infrastructure plans.
"Our people are helping to tackle some of the UK’s most complex challenges to make the future better, delivering projects to safeguard the environment and improve the security, connectivity, resiliency and productivity of the UK."
Image: Professor Brian Cox (fourth from left), and Jacobs’ president Bob Pragada (far right), spoke to 16 to 18-year-olds from local London schools (Jacobs)