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