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100+ tech and cyber security jobs come to Glasgow as Rolls Royce Submarines drops anchor

Rolls Royce Submarines is to create more than 100 jobs with the opening of a new office in Glasgow.

The new site at Airport Business Park is one of two announced today by the engineering and auto giant, with a second new base due to open in Cardiff, both with funding from the Ministry of Defence.

Recruitment in Glasgow will focus on those with skills in the fields of electrical controls and instrumentation and cyber security.

This time last year, it was confirmed that Rolls-Royce Submarines would provide all the nuclear reactor plants that will power new attack submarines as part of the tri-lateral agreement between Australia, the UK and US (AUKUS).

Steve Carlier, president of Rolls-Royce Submarines, said: “From our commitments to maintaining the UK’s nuclear deterrent through our deliveries into the Dreadnought programme, to increased demand as a result of AUKUS, this is a time of unprecedented growth for our business.

“The work secured from recent announcements will see us support UK and Australian submarines well into the second half of this century, so there has never been a better time to join our industry.”

Minister for Defence Procurement James Cartlidge added: “Thousands of jobs will be created and sustained through the AUKUS partnership and this is another example of how the UK government continues to work towards providing growth and prosperity all across the country.”

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “I welcome Rolls-Royce Submarines opening a new UK Government-funded Glasgow office, creating more than 100 highly-skilled jobs.

“Scottish skills, expertise and innovation make an enormous contribution to the UK’s defence industry, with massive benefits for our national security and economy.”

Rolls-Royce Submarines currently employs more than 4,000 people to design, manufacture and provide in-service support to the pressurised water reactors that power every boat in the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet.

The company is currently supporting the existing Astute and Dreadnought boat build programmes through the delivery of reactor plant and associated components. Additionally, it provides support across the world for reactor plant equipment from its operations centre in Derby and supports the submarines when in the Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and the naval bases at Devonport and Faslane.

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