Leidos Expand into Scotland
Science and technology group Leidos embarks on a recruitment drive to expand its Scottish services.
18:18 08 April 2019
Leidos is targeting growth in Scotland and looking to expand and create skilled jobs in maintenance, cargo and logistic sectors. The company currently employs 1,200 workers nationwide, with about 330 people across its Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow offices.
Alec Harley, director of Scottish public services at Leidos UK, said: “We’re trying to take the research, development and the really smart stuff that we’re doing in different parts of the world and bring it over to Scotland.
“We want to build and develop the business here and Scotland is a big hub for us. Certainly with Glasgow as our UK headquarters, that’s where we want to focus and put a lot of energy in.”
The firm has recently established partnerships with the universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Napier as it works towards closing the digital skills gap. It has also helped to shape the apprentice programme at the University of Glasgow.