Google announced a record number of new positions in the United Kingdom this week, as the company continued to expand its work in the country.
The search giant announced a total of 9,000 new jobs across its UK operations, bringing its total to over 15,000.
“Our new hires across the UK are all members of our global team, which is an incredible milestone,” a Google spokesperson told TechRadars.
“These are some of the most talented and passionate engineers we have in the world.
We look forward to growing our global workforce in the years ahead.”
Google also announced that a further 1,200 positions will be created at its offices in London and Edinburgh.
It added that the new jobs will help the company “deliver better search results and services for our users.”
The company’s London offices, which are now home to its self-driving car research unit, will also see an increase in staff.
The new roles include a team leader who will oversee all of Google’s projects across London, while a project manager will manage the engineering and business development teams at its Edinburgh office.
Google’s search engineers, meanwhile, will now be working alongside a group of software engineers, with the company stating that “the teams will be more collaborative and collaborative and have more autonomy in the design and implementation of solutions.”
Google’s UK offices are now also home to Google’s self-drive car research group, which will have over 50 engineers working on a variety of projects.
Google announced that it would continue to expand the size of its UK workforce, announcing a new 400-person staff position at the company’s research and development office.
“Google is committed to hiring and retaining the best people for the global workforce at Google in order to ensure the most efficient and secure way to deliver the amazing services we all rely on,” a spokesperson said.
Google added that it will also “continue to expand our network of offices and staff in other parts of the world.”
The new positions will take over the roles of project managers, project managers and project managers’ assistants.
Google also said that it is expanding its business development team, hiring 200 more staff to its London office.
The UK’s workforce is already more than twice as large as Google’s, with over a quarter of the country’s population, over 6 million people, according to the US tech giant.