Accenture to boost tech workforce with 3000 new jobs

Accenture has announced plans to create 3,000 new technology jobs in the UK over the next three years.

Half of the roles will be based outside of London, expanding Accenture’s presence in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Glasgow – adding to its existing UK workforce of approximately 11,000 people.

The new roles have been created in response to increased client demand for services in platforms, cloud engineering, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations.

Simon Eaves, market unit lead for 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.”

Shaheen Sayed, technology lead for Accenture in the UK & Ireland, said: “This announcement underlines Accenture’s important place in the UK’s technology ecosystem and our commitment to the country’s skills agenda. The pandemic showed how technology underpins so much of the powerful transformation that our clients are undertaking. I’m hugely excited to welcome future generations of talent to our team during a fantastic time to work in technology as it redefines how we live and work.”

UK 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 focussed, high-skilled jobs that will help level up economic growth across the whole of the UK and help us build back better.”

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