London-based Tullett Prebon, one of the world's leading interdealer brokers, has announced the creation of 300 IT jobs in Northern Ireland. In a statement on Tuesday (2 August), the company said the jobs would be created over the next three financial years at a technology centre it would establish in Belfast.
The new jobs will offer an average salary of £33,000 ($43,700) per annum, providing opportunities for graduate and experienced IT professionals as well as school leavers.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered Tullett Prebon over £2m towards the creation of the new jobs with the Department for the Economy Assured Skills programme providing an additional £400k for associated training.
A spokesperson for the broker said, "We looked at many potential locations and Belfast was the outstanding choice.
"The combination of a highly-educated workforce, attractive business environment and great infrastructure, underpinned by the support of local government and Invest Northern Ireland, offers a compelling proposition for a global financial services group such as ours."
Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster said the jobs will contribute £10m in salaries to the local economy, describing it as a "vote of confidence" in the country's workforce.