KCOM plans 100 new tech jobs for Ipswich
KCOM, one of the UK’s leading IT applications specialists, today announced plans to create 100 new roles in Ipswich over the next four years.
Coinciding with a business- wide brand-change happening today, KCOM, formerly trading as Smart421, has decided to expand its Ipswich team. The company already employs 250 IT consultants, developers and programmers at Felaw Maltings, following a significant increase in the number of new client contracts over the past year, including Association of Train Operating Companies and Telefonica O2.
KCOM is the second largest IT employer in Suffolk, after BT’s Adastral Park, and the new roles, including Test Analysts, Technical Architects, Service Managers and Solution Designers, will strengthen that position.
Graham Masterson, KCOM’s Head of Consultancy said: “We are committed to offering our customers excellent service and remain an active part of the Suffolk business community. As KCOM, we are building upon the tremendous progress we have made in Ipswich over the past 10 years, having already grown our headcount here by 120%. We look forward to welcoming new KCOM staff as we deliver our 2020 vision.”
Commenting on the news, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer said: “KCOM’s growth plans are further evidence of the thriving digital tech community in Ipswich. The government-backed Tech Nation report, released in February this year, stated that Suffolk’s digital companies make-up almost 20% of all the county’s businesses. I am delighted to learn that KCOM is continuing to grow – and 100 new opportunities is a fantastic boost for Ipswich.”
KCOM’s local clients include: Haven Power, Ipswich Building Society and Hutchison Ports.