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Apple to start UK AI hiring spree, opens new office in Cambridge

Written by Tue 3 Oct 2023

Apple CEO Tim Cook has indicated that the company intends to hire more AI staff in the UK, following the unveiling of a new Cambridge office.

Cook said Apple is committed to creating jobs and harnessing creativity, with increased investment in the UK expected. The new Apple office in Cambridge will have hundreds of team members dedicated to AI, machine learning, and silicon chips.

“For more than four decades, Apple has been proud to be part of communities across the UK,” said Cook.

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, said the move by Apple was another ‘vote of confidence’ in the UK’s tech sector.

“Apple’s ongoing investment in brilliant British talent highlights our global credentials as both an AI and technology superpower,” said Donelan.

Arm, the semiconductor company that develops the architecture that powers every Apple Silicon chip, is also based in Cambridge.

Apple Plants Seeds in the UK

Other investments made by Apple include its new UK headquarters in Battersea. The site spans 500,000sqft of space across six floors at London’s Battersea Power Station. Along with its offices in St. Albans and Swindon, Apple said it employs more than 550,000 people in the country.

Big firms like Amazon, Meta, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have cut tens of thousands of jobs since 2022. In May, Cook called the recent trend of tech layoffs as a last resort.

However, there have been signs of recovery in London’s tech market. In June, new job roles within tech firms increased by 10.3% on the previous month.

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Written by Tue 3 Oct 2023

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