Capgemini, the consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, is to create 100 highly-skilled jobs over the next three years at a new application delivery centre in Treforest, south Wales.

Capgemini is investing £17.1 million over five years, and is also being backed by £1.4 million of Welsh Government Business Finance funding.

Opening in January 2016, the centre will become the company’s primary development site for both public and private sector contracts that require a UK-based centre to deliver security sensitive projects.

Andy McDonough, of Capgemini, said: “Our new facilities in Treforest represent our ongoing investment in the region, as well as our commitment to attracting and nurturing outstanding talent.

“South Wales is fast becoming one of Britain’s most important destinations for sourcing technical skills, and the 100 new roles will play an important role in our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We’re looking forward to building a strong team consisting of our experienced consultants, high skilled practitioners new to the business, and young talent, which will be trained and developed on-site.”

Capgemini has been present in Wales since 1998 and is committed to providing employment opportunities to local communities.

The Treforest location provides access to a skilled workforce from across the region, as well as local universities and high-performing schools to recruit and nurture young talent.

Wales’s Economy Minister, Edwina Hart, described it as a significant and very welcome investment.

The Minister said: “This is excellent news and I am delighted Capgemini is expanding its operations in Wales. Capgemini is a global IT brand that will bring high quality, well paid, and specialist technical development roles to the region. Capgemini’s decision to base this new operation in Wales sends out a very strong message about the expertise and availability of high level skills in Wales.

“It is also a very welcome addition to the security sector cluster in south Wales. The region has developed a strong reputation for expertise in this highly specialised area and recognised as one of the primary locations in the UK for the research, development and commercialisation of security-related products and services.”