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Alchemy Technology Services has announced that is it setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Derry - Londonderry, creating 256 jobs.
The company provide certified staff to systems integrators, software providers and insurance companies.
It's hoped that the vacancies will be filled within two years and most positions will carry a salary in excess of £20,000.
John Harkin, Director and Founder, Alchemy said: “Insurance companies in the UK, and across Europe, are making an unprecedented investment in the digital transformation of their core systems and processes to respond to the changing demands within their marketplace.
"There is a real shortage of specialist skills to respond to this upsurge in digital transformation projects across the insurance industry. We plan to help meet that demand by bringing new talent into the industry.
“We look forward to working with the Department for the Economy’s Assured Skills Training programme to recruit business and technology oriented graduates and college students with good communication and interpersonal skills to fill these customer facing roles.
“I am originally from Derry, and have made frequent visits here in recent months as we assessed different locations for this investment.
"I have met with the colleges and university, and numerous students and have been impressed. I am confident that this is the right place to set up our business and find the talent we need.”
Government has offered nearly £2.3m of funding to support the creation of the new roles and secure the project for Northern Ireland.
Alchemy will be based at City Factory.