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Engineering firm to create 200 new jobs in Wiltshire

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Engineering firm Dyson has announced the creation of 200 new roles at its Malmesbury and Hullavington Innovation Campuses as it expands into advanced robotics and artificial intelligence.

The roles will be focused on fundamental scientific, mathematical and engineering breakthroughs across a range of fields including energy storage, AI, Machine Learning, high-speed digital motors, sensing technology, and material science.

The firm is also hiring an additional 250 engineers at its worldwide HQ in Singapore.

Dyson's Wiltshire campus is one of the largest R&D hubs in Britain. The site is home to one of the largest and most advanced energy storage labs in the UK as well as suites of scanning electron microscopes, electromagnetic compatibility chambers, semi-anechoic chambers, microbiology labs, hair-science labs, air filtration chambers, and advanced rapid prototyping facilities.

The Innovation Hub is a base for over 4,000 people, representing 59 nationalities, the majority of whom are engineers and scientists.

As well as research, the UK campus is home to the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, where Dyson undergraduates undertake their studies for their Engineering degree while working on real Dyson technologies, paying no tuition fees and earning a full salary.

The Institute was the first education provider in the UK to be bestowed New Degree Awarding Powers meaning it will be able to award its own degrees.

The first cohort of Dyson undergraduates are set to graduate from the four-year degree programme later this year and, although they are not required to, all plan to join Dyson.

James Dyson, founder and chief engineer at Dyson, said: "We are growing our research and engineering teams to achieve radical leaps in the performance of our machines, underpinned by technologies such as solid-state batteries and robotics.

"The recruits will join a very broad team, from our Dyson Undergraduates at the Dyson Institute, to world experts in their fields."