Tech firm HCL expands investment in the UK


Technology company, HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced the expansion of investment in the UK with the recruitment of 1000 technology professionals to support its clients in the UK and around the world.

The company plans to hire the professionals in the fields of digital transformation, cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity for its London, Greater London and Manchester offices.

Present in the UK since 1997, HCL’s UK operation currently employs more than 3500 people across various locations, supporting its 50 clients. It was recently recognised as a top employer in the UK for the fifteenth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute.

The commitment to the UK was conveyed in a virtual meeting to welcome the UK’s aid to India by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.

C Vijayakumar, CEO of HCL Technologies, said: “We welcomed the opportunity to speak to the honourable Prime Minister of UK, Mr Boris Johnson regarding HCL’s vision for the UK market and thanked him for his country’s continued support as India navigates the COVID-19 crisis. The UK has played a key role in HCL’s growth and success journey for more than two decades. It is home to some of our most prestigious clients and is a hotbed of IT talent. By creating new local jobs in the region, we want to reaffirm our commitment to catalysing innovation and building competitive digital talent pools in the region.”

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: “India and the UK are two countries on the forefront of IT innovation. Thanks to companies like HCL Technologies, we can continue to lead the way together – creating good, skilled jobs and helping both countries to build back better.”