Huawei to double UK workforce

Chinese electronics giant Huawei will double its workforce to 1,000 over the next three years as part of a strategy to expand its IT and consumer business.

The company will be recruiting engineers, sales people and managers, as well as creating a further 1,000-plus sub-contracting roles.

"We are committed to bringing more job opportunities to the UK which is a key market for us," Victor Zhang, the chief executive of Huawei UK said.