Local software firm Relative to create 15 new Portadown tech jobs

  • Lurgan-based software development firm Relative is to open a new premises in Portadown this year, creating 15 new tech job roles in the area.

    Software development firm Relative started in early 2018 and has grown to employ eight staff in its Lurgan office on Windsor Avenue. The firm has now announced plans to open a new software development centre in Goban Street in Portadown as part of a major expansion that will see the creation of 15 new jobs.

    The firm is aiming to offer an alternative to the major software houses in Belfast and wants to attract local software developers who would prefer not to have to commute daily into the city for work. The new office will be in The Exchange complex and will open in early August, with four of the job roles already being filled to facilitate the new office. Further rounds of recruitment are expected in the coming months.

    Relative specialies in mobile app development and its portfolio of clients includes small UK companies and individual entrepreneurs all the way up to large multinational corporations. Its work has contributed to the digital transformation of several companies, helping them adapt to the digital era.

    Relative's Managing Director Nick Cousins, said in an interview with Lurgan Mail recently: "This announcement comes at an exciting time for us, as we are only half way through our second year in business and already we have doubled our workforce twice this year. We are committed to building a team of the highest calibre, and we’ve already found a rich pool of talent in the Craigavon area."

    "We ran a paid internship programme for non-graduates to gain valuable experience in our business last year, and we plan to do so again. I think it’s going to be incredibly important for talented people to find alternative outlets for their abilities in the next few years as more and more traditional jobs become automated. We want to be at the forefront of offering people those opportunities to train, work and get qualified for a whole new career."

    Source: Lurgan Mail

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