DIGITAL giant Accenture has announced plans to create 3,000 new technology jobs in the UK over the next three years, with a focus on three key Northern cities
Half of the jobs are to be based outside London, expanding Accenture’s presence in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester with roles in cloud engineering, platforms, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations following increasing client demand.
Allan King, Accenture’s Head of North East operations, added: “Newcastle has always been a key region for us when it comes to nurturing talent, particularly through our apprenticeship programme.
“We’re proud that our Newcastle operations are set to play an important role within Accenture’s ambitious growth plans across the North. The role of technology has skyrocketed, especially since the pandemic, and we’re excited to see how the next few years will unfold.”
Simon Eaves, Market Unit Lead, Accenture in the UK & Ireland, said: “The UK economy is rebounding swiftly following the pandemic and we are seeing strong demand from clients seeking to capitalise on this growth opportunity.
“We are committed to growing our footprint across the UK which is why I am particularly excited about our plans across Scotland and northern England where we see some of the best technology talent in the country.”
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Today’s announcement is a huge vote of confidence in UK plc and shows that, backed up by a skilled workforce, the UK remains one of the best locations to expand and grow a business. This expansion by Accenture is a great example of the kind of digitally focused, high-skilled jobs that will help level up economic growth across the whole of the UK and help us build back better.”
Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “It’s fantastic to see Accenture creating thousands of new high-skilled jobs in a number of our regional tech hubs. This investment is testament to the UK’s global reputation for innovation and talent. We’re determined to level up opportunity across the country and are investing in people’s digital skills and digital infrastructure so businesses can thrive.”
Accenture is a global professional services company working in digital, cloud and security across more than 40 industries. More than 620,000 staff serve clients in more than 120 countries.
The announcement continues Accenture’s investment in the UK following six acquisitions made earlier this year – cloud and digital transformation consultancy Infinity Works, SAP partner Edenhouse, leadership and talent consultancy Cirrus, retail technology and supply chain consultancy REPL Group, management consultancy BCS Consulting and innovation strategy firm Founders Intelligence.
To find out more about the new career opportunities, visit Accenture’s Careers website.
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