Accenture to Create 3000 New Tech Jobs in the UK
Accenture has just announced it plans to create over 3,000 new roles in different technology fields including cloud engineering, platforms, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations over the next three years to boost its UK workforce.
Driven by increased client demand for different tech services in the UK, the new roles are planned to be distributed across the UK, half of which are to be based outside London, expanding Accenture’s presence in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
“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,” said Shaheen Sayed, Technology lead for Accenture in the UK & Ireland.
“The UK economy is rebounding swiftly following the pandemic and we are seeing strong demand from clients seeking to capitalize 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,” said Simon Eaves, Market Unit Lead, Accenture in the UK & Ireland.
This announcement expands Accenture’s investment in the UK, adding to its six acquisitions made this year, one of which is the acquisition of BCS Consulting – a U.K. management consultancy that delivers business change for financial services firms, made few weeks ago, with other acquisitions including Edenhouse, Infinity Works, Cirrus, REPL and Xoomworks.
BCS Consulting which is headquartered in London further boosts Accenture’s UK workforce by adding over 250 team to the company’s U.K. Financial Services Strategy and Consulting practice, however the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.