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600 new jobs to be created at Vodafone in Newcastle

600 new jobs are coming to Newcastle with Vodafone Credit: PA

Vodafone has announced the creation of over 2,000 new permanent jobs in the Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Wales.

600 of those jobs will be in Newcastle with 'third party customer service partners'.

We understand they will be based at Stephenson Quarter in the centre of Newcastle at the Convergys contact centre.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond has welcomed the announcement.

“Vodafone is one of our country’s great international success stories and it’s fantastic this global organisation is demonstrating its confidence in the UK by creating new jobs across the north, in the midlands, in Scotland and in Wales.

“This Government is building an economy that works for everyone, one that backs business and builds on our strengths to drive growth and create jobs.

We are working hard to create the right conditions for commercial investment in the UK, and today’s announcement is proof that Britain is well and truly open for business.”

– The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

“These new, skilled roles will make a real difference to our customers and a real difference to the communities that are the focus of our customer services investment.

Our ambition is to give our customers the best experience possible, providing an outstanding level of service and support as we continue to invest in building the biggest and best network in Britain.”

– Vodafone UK Chief Executive Nick Jeffery