Dyson to create 3,000 jobs with £250m investment

Engineering firm Dyson is set to create 3,000 new jobs as part of a £250m investment in research and development.

The firm, headed by inventor Sir James Dyson, is applying for planning permission for a new centre to open in 2016 alongside its headquarters in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury.

James Dyson's company is creating 3,000 jobs at its site in Wiltshire. Credit: Axel Heimken/DPA/Press Association Images

Although the company plans to hire 1,000 new engineers over the next three years, Sir James said they need 400 "right away" to fill existing vacancies.