ONE of Wyre Forest's leading IT and business software providers has invested in the next generation, with the creation of three new jobs.

Minister Micro Computers Ltd has employed a sales and marketing assistant, graduate software engineer and a accounts assistant.

The company has promoted Nicole Heaton to the permanent role of sales and marketing assistant. Eighteen-year-old Nicole joined the business as an apprentice in 2016, and will now take on a more active role in the firm's marketing department - including social and digital media management.

In a further boost for the local jobs market, Ryan Toland, 22, joins as the company's new graduate software engineer, having completed a two-year work placement with Minster as part of his degree course.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Amy Foster-Scoles has joined the Worcester Road firm in a newly created accounts assistant and HR role within Minster's finance team.

Susan Marlow, Minster director, said: "We believe that our success and growth is linked closely with giving opportunities to young local people and developing their skills and talents.

"Nicole has been a fantastic apprentice for the past year, working with our award-winning marketing team, and her promotion to sales and marketing assistant is richly deserved.

"Amy meanwhile has brought a new dimension to our accounts team and will work closely with our managers to ensure our systems and procedures are perfect.

"Bringing through the talent of tomorrow is always at the forefront of our minds and therefore to also attract someone of Ryan's calibre is fantastic for us.

"Progressing towards his Pegasus business ERP software accreditation, he is the perfect person to lead a variety of technical projects and help deliver implementation and training to our customers.

"All three have the credentials we look for and we are delighted to be bringing more new jobs and opportunities to the Wyre Forest."