Retailer Argos is recruiting for 150 tech roles as it looks to grow its digital business.

The firm, owned by Sainsbury’s, has long been associated with bricks and mortar stores and catalogues but its website is the third most visited retail site in the UK, with more than 1.1 billion visits to all its online channels in 2017.

It has also introduced tech into its stores and also developed its own IT solutions for same-day Fast Track delivery and Fast Track store collection services, employing 300 tech specialists to date.

The new positions will be based at the Argos technology hub in Victoria, London and at its head office in Milton Keynes and include software development engineers, software engineering managers, machine learning engineers, Big Data engineers and product managers.

“It’s great to see a British business like Argos leading in tech,” said CEO John Rogers.

“Around 60 per cent of our business today starts online and over 70 per cent of those sales are on mobile devices. This investment in our people will ensure we remain at the forefront of retail technology.

“Creating 150 new permanent tech roles demonstrates the importance we place on growing and nurturing our own tech talent, ensuring Argos is a fantastic place to shop for our customers.

“We’re excited by what our teams are achieving so far and we’re looking for more people who not only want to build today’s tech, but also to think big and create new experiences and functionality that our customers don’t even know they want yet.”