BOLTON-based has launched its largest ever IT recruitment drive.

The online electricals store, which has headquarters at The Parklands in Lostock, has 50 jobs up for grabs across Bolton and Manchester over the next 12 months.

Roles include Software Developers, UX Designers, Business Analysts and Commercial IT analysts.

Carl Phillips, AO’s I.T. Director, said. “What makes our IT team unique is the range of projects that people get to work on and the freedom that they have to get things done.

"From infrastructure to coding, our teams get the opportunity to use the latest technology and working practices on a daily basis. It’s an exciting place to develop new skills and broaden your career in a way that you wouldn’t get to do anywhere else in the North West.

“We put passion and a willingness to learn before experience and expertise when looking for new candidates for the team.

"We’re willing to give people a chance who haven’t had a traditional education and background in tech, and to invest deeply in training and personal development to get the best out of our people.”

It will be the company's largest ever IT recruitment drive since it was founded in 2000.

To accommodate a larger IT team, AO has expanded into a brand new, second office at Parklands Business Park, which is often described as the region's answer to Silicon Valley.

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