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Sir James Dyson on why they are recruiting

Wiltshire-based firm Dyson has reported a 19% rise in profits. It says long term investment in digital motors and new cordless vacuum technology fuelled sales and pushed turnover to £1.2bn in 2012

Now the company is looking to recruit 650 staff, increasing its engineers by 45%.

It says half of them will be recent graduates. They will work on developing smaller gadgets.

“We are growing because of continuing robust investment in research and development. We have been developing Dyson digital motors in Malmesbury for 15 years and we are now harnessing them to make smaller, more efficient machines.

It is powerful technology which sits at the heart of our 25 year pipeline of invention for Dyson.”

– Sir James Dyson, Founder of Dyson

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Dyson to recruit hundreds of engineers

Researchers working at Dyson HQ in Malmesbury

Wiltshire-based company Dyson is looking to recruit 650 new staff. The firm, which has its headquarters in Malmesbury, is looking for engineers to work work on developing smaller gadgets such as cordless vacuum cleaners and hand driers.

250 of the new recruits would be based in the UK.

The firm is celebrating a good year - profits have risen 19% - to £364 million.

Dyson says less than half the team are affected

Dyson is focusing its contact centre capacity on the peak periods, to ensure we have the support available when our owners need it most. _

Following a consultation, fewer than half of Dyson’s Wiltshire-based customer care team is having their contracted weekly hours reduced by 90 minutes to bring them in line with our standard 39 hour week.

They still have the opportunity to work overtime and work towards targets and incentives that make up – or even exceed – those 90 minutes.

– Dyson spokesperson

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James Dyson Foundation donates £4m for cancer centre in Bath

Sir James Dyson's foundation has donated £4million pounds for a cancer centre in Bath Credit: PA

The James Dyson Foundation has donated £4million for a Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

It's the biggest donation in the hospital's history and follows a 600 thousand pound gift from the Dyson family and foundation towards its new neonatal unit.

The centre will be equipped with cutting edge technology and designed to have a healing environment.

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