A GLOBAL tech company has appointed four graduate recruits as part of its ambitious plan to double its headcount in the North-East.

Saggezza, a Sunderland Software Centre-based company that provides software solutions for clients including one of the world’s largest private investment banks and a global credit card brand, has ambitious plans to double its headcount of 50 over the next 12 months.

The latest recruits to join the company as part of its major recruitment drive are Sakariya Madar, from the University of Kent; Umar Mahmood, from Newcastle University; Connie Leighton, from the University of York and David Hutchinson, from Northumbria University.

Martin Williams, UK managing director at Saggezza, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new graduates, Sakariya, Connie, Umar and David to the team.

“The company has gone from strength to strength in recent years and 2019 is already shaping up to be a great one for our Sunderland office, with more new faces to add to our team.

“We are always looking for ambitious and talented people to join us.”