UKCloud on recruitment drive as it expands data centres

28 May 2021 | Antony Savvas

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UKCloud, the UK public sector cloud services firm, is now on a recruitment drive for more staff as it boosts the capacity of its data centres.

In response to increased business, UKCloud says it is now committed to increasing its headcount by almost 20%, “creating high-quality new jobs in the UK across all areas of the company”, it says.

The organisation says it will continue its early careers programme, which enables undergraduates and apprentices to develop new skills, with 23 students currently gaining skills and experience in their relevant fields.

It also expects to take the next step on its Armed Forces covenant in support of military veterans “soon”.

On the infrastructure side, UKCloud said it will “continue to expand its cloud platform which now spans six secure UK data centres”. It says a five-fold increase in capital expenditure will support “accelerated R&D, future-proofing and the introduction of new cloud services”.

UKCloud’s sovereign infrastructure already meets the UK government’s net zero aspiration as formalised in last year’s memorandum of understanding. It has been certified to provide carbon neutral cloud services since 2011, and has recently committed to investing in part of the Co-Forest project, “thus gaining true carbon negative status”, it said.

Simon Hansford, CEO at UKCloud, said: “Having supported the UK government’s digital transformation for more than a decade, we are uniquely able to offer the specific mix of relevant services and capabilities that public sector organisations value the most.

“Our strategic investments show how UKCloud can support the UK government in realising its ambition to become the world’s number one data destination.”