Rackspace to hire 350 people in the UK


Rackspace to hire 350 people in the UK

Kathleen Hall

Cloud hosting provider Rackspace is on a recruitment drive to hire 350 more staff in the UK.

Since the beginning January 2012 it has hired 65 more people in the UK. But the company said it was struggling to find people with Linux skills and people with cloud operational experience.

Fabio Torlini, director at Rackspace, said: “The cloud is still a new technology, with a lot built on the Linux platform. It’s a young market still.”

Torlini says bringing in staff from other countries has been one strategy of coping with the lack of UK skills, citing the fact there are more than 19 different languages spoken in the office as an example this.

As well as core technology-specific job functions, Rackspace is seeking both recent graduates and experienced professionals to fill various roles within the business.

Rackspace said it was talking to many universities with view to getting specific cloud computing platform training on their curriculums.

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