- Investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS) will open a new office in Birmingham as part of a commitment to developing tech and engineering talent in the city.
- The new site will be the firm’s largest outside the capital and will create hundreds of new jobs in the region, primarily within software engineering, data analysis and data science.
- Aston University has had a 10-year relationship with GS through the 10,000 Small Businesses program which launched in the Midlands in 2011, benefitting hundreds of local entrepreneurs.
Aston University has welcomed Goldman Sachs’ plans to open a new office in England’s second city. The move by one of Wall Street’s leading firms will look to build on the successful expansion of its other strategic locations and technology hubs in Europe in recent years, including Warsaw and Stockholm.
Goldman Sachs said Birmingham offers a “number of unique advantages”, including its universities and local tech sector, while also being close enough to London to allow easy travel to the capital. Engineering will be the first division to build out with a mix of hiring and employee transfers. The target is to welcome people to the office in the Autumn of 2021.
Professor Alec Cameron, vice-chancellor of Aston University, said:
“I’m delighted that Goldman Sachs has chosen Birmingham as the location for its major new presence, where it will harness our region’s entrepreneurial talent to develop its mission-critical digital expertise, creating hundreds of jobs. Aston University has a long-standing relationship with GS and I’m looking forward to building on that through our joint 10,000 Small Businesses programme”
Birmingham staff will initially be working out of a shared office space in the city centre, while the bank seeks a more permanent location.
- Notes to Editors
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world. The University also has TEF Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
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