282015Feb

Visiting a world leading company and local exporter that employs in the computing and technology sectors in Chippenham

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I recently visited SCISYS PLC headquarters, a world leading company and local exporter that employs in the computing and technology sectors and is based in Chippenham.

We must do as much as possible to support this type of business and attract more to the area to help them create high-tech, high value jobs. Helping businesses like SCISYS to create more local jobs for local people is a key part of my long-term plan for our local community.

SCISYS like many other local companies struggle to always recruit the suitable skills. To tackle this issue I have been supporting and working with Wiltshire College regarding vocational qualifications, backing apprenticeship schemes and working with local schools and employers to develop our career education service.

The tour of the company included a viewing of the technology to be used on the Rover for the 2018 ESA mission to Mars, an overview of the media and broadcasting operations and a demonstration of the Systems and Information Management System currently being built for the RNLI.

SCISYS has a long-standing, successful track record in trading internationally: in 2013 SCISYS generated half of its £43m revenues outside the UK. It is a company to be proud of locally and is leading role in major European Space programmes.

Klaus Heidrich CEO said: “There are a lot of great skills in the surrounding region and the prospects for sustainable growth are good. We believe that SCISYS is a compelling company for those looking to work on exciting and varied software projects.”

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