A MAJOR employer in Darlington is on a recruitment drive to find more than 40 people.

The Student Loans Company (SLC), which is based at Lingfield Point, is expanding its technology function to support the delivery of student finance for the UK Government and devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There are more than 40 permanent digital and technology opportunities for people with a variety of skills and ambitions.

The roles, which include digital developers, system testers, architecture and technical designers will be based within the organisation’s technology group, either in Glasgow or Darlington.

SLC’s chief information officer Stephen Campbell said: “There has never been a more exciting time to join SLC as we build on the progress already made in our multi-year transformation programme which aims to deliver an outstanding customer experience through use of new technology.

“SLC was recently awarded Investors in Diversity accreditation and is an organisation of scale with a range of opportunities for personal development and supported career progression. We are committed to developing the skills of our people and giving colleagues the opportunity to apply those skills, within a supportive and inclusive team."

“Working in an environment that is similar in scale to a medium sized retail bank, the new roles will be critical to our delivery of an outstanding customer experience for students, graduates and further and higher education providers across the UK.”