South West Wales

Clinical research company brings 87 graduate jobs to Swansea

A clinical research company is creating 87 new graduate jobs in Swansea.

The new positions at PRA Health Sciences have been backed by £990,000 funding from the Welsh government.

The US company has had a base in the city since 1996 and already employs about 200 people.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: "I am delighted that PRA is further expanding its operational centre in Swansea creating high skilled, graduate level employment.

"It is also a superb endorsement of Wales as a great business location."

The operation in Swansea collects, analyses and interprets data from clinical trials - with 5,000 employees in more than 50 offices across the world.

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