TECHNOLOGY company QinetiQ is set to create over 100 new high-tech jobs - with many of them likely to be in Malvern.

The organisation this week launched a campaign to recruit over 100 new employees to support the growth strategy of its Cyber, Information and Training (CIT) business.

James Willis, managing director of the CIT, said: “Having the right skills and expertise is vital for our business. QinetiQ is a leading provider of national security and specialist enterprise solutions and assurance.

"We need to continue to attract the very best talent the UK has to offer and who will make a real difference to our customers.

"The work we do on a day-to-day basis is both unique and challenging. To continue the next phase of our growth, we need to bring in the most capable talent available. In return we can offer a rewarding career in a unique environment. "

The allocation of the jobs across QinetiQ's sites nationwide has not yet been fully confirmed, but the company anticipates that the majority will be in Malvern.

MP Harriett Baldwin welcomed the news that QinetiQ was looking to expand in the town.

She said: “QinetiQ is one of the largest employers in the county and it is great news to hear that they are planning to expand creating new high-skilled jobs in the town.

“The expansion plan is the latest piece of good news for Malvern as the company develops plans to sell off some of its land creating much-needed growth space for other companies.

“This is clear evidence of the business community’s confidence in Malvern and a welcome boost, especially for young people looking to develop a successful and prosperous career in the town.”

The company will be recruiting in a number of technical fields, including software engineering, systems engineering, cyber intelligence and security, crypto-security, radar and electronic warfare.

Last month the latest phase in the development of Malvern Hills Science Park was announced, which has the potential to create up to 750 new jobs.