Indian tech giant to hire 1,500 staff in UK coming year

19 February 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will hire 1,500 professionals in the UK over the next 12 months – an announcement that followed a meeting between UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss and TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan.

The pair met in Mumbai on February 8th to discuss future investment prospects. For Truss, India’s vibrant tech lansdcape marks a promising investment source for a post-Brexit economy – where unemployment is among the chief anticipated issues. The TCS deal is a symbol of more bilateral collaboration between the two countries.

“Deeper trading ties will create opportunities for UK businesses that were simply not there as part of the EU, and set the stage for a much closer partnership with one of the economic powerhouses of the present and future, ensuring more investors like Tata Consultancy Services bring jobs and growth to the UK,” she said.

Indian tech giant to hire 1,500 staff in UK coming year

For TCS, the commitment is the latest step in a 45-year UK growth story – where the firm’s operation has multiplied nearly four times in the last decade alone. Now among the largest tech services firms in the country, TCS is supporting much-needed business transformation in a digital age. 

“This development builds on the great work TCS is delivering to our UK customers. Our sustained investments have made TCS the preferred growth and transformation partner of our valued customers in the UK, allowing them to digitally transform their business for competitive growth,” said Gopinathan.

The firm has made its way to the top employer lists along the way, noted in part for the diversity of its workforce. Keeping its UK headcount under wraps, the firm disclosed that its local staff comprises more than 54 nationalities – with nearly 30% female representation.

Building opportunities

Recruitment aside, the firm is also engaged in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) skill initiatives, which have trained over 150,000 youth across the UK in the last three years alone. This is topped off with financial assistance and scholarships for students.

“We are creating thousands of well-paying jobs in communities across the UK, rejuvenating local economies and providing visibility to young people around long-term careers in technology,” said TCS Country head for UK & Ireland Amit Kapur. 

“Our success here has come from our single-minded focus on creating value for our customers through a model that attracts, trains, retains and engages the brightest talent that UK offers, while discharging our social and environmental responsibilities.”